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2013-02-12 16:23:27

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Did you know now anyone with Google Earth access — either via smartphone app or the website — can now check out Mars as well? That´s right: Google Earth has gone interplanetary. It now has an even better Google Earth Mars option. According to Daily Mail Online, users can view the planet´s surface in greater detail than ever before because of the high resolution images from NASA that are now being used by...

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2011-03-09 12:05:00

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has nearly completed its three-month examination of a crater informally named "Santa Maria," but before the rover resumes its overland trek, an orbiting camera has provided a color image of Opportunity beside Santa Maria. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired the image on March 1, while Opportunity was extending its robotic arm to take close-up photos of a rock called "Ruiz...

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2011-01-04 14:35:00

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a Dec. 31, 2010, view of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the southwestern rim of a football-field-size crater called "Santa Maria." Opportunity arrived at the western edge of Santa Maria crater in mid-December and will spend about two months investigating rocks there. That investigation will take Opportunity into the beginning of its eighth year on Mars. Opportunity landed...

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2009-09-03 09:17:06

NASA says thousands of new images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been released. The images, taken in high resolution, show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet, NASA said. The spacecraft's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera recorded the images from April through early August, the space agency said. The camera team at the University of Arizona releases several...

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2009-09-03 06:22:27

Thousands of newly released images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the orbiter recorded these images from the month of April through early August of this year. The camera team at the University of Arizona, Tucson, releases several featured images each week and periodically...

2009-03-14 13:26:50

The U.S. Internet search engine Google says its Google Mars feature began offering up-to-date images of Earth's planetary neighbor Saturday. An unidentified company spokesman said Google Mars users can view images of the red planet's surface taken by the Themis camera on board the Odyssey spacecraft above Mars, The Daily Telegraph reported. We are entering uncharted territory, the spokesman said. The online service also allows users to engage in virtual tours of Mars with the Odyssey and Mars...

2009-02-02 13:34:00

The U.S. space agency and Google say they have teamed to produce a new mode in Google Earth that creates a high-resolution, 3-D view of Mars. Besides providing a rich, immersive 3-D view of Mars that will aid public understanding of Mars science, the new mode -- Google Mars 3D -- also gives researchers a platform for sharing data similar to what Google Earth provides for Earth scientists, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said in a statement. The mode enables users to fly...

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2009-02-02 15:00:00

NASA and Google announced Monday the release of a new Mars mode in Google Earth that brings to everyone's desktop a high-resolution, three-dimensional view of the Red Planet. Besides providing a rich, immersive 3D view of Mars that will aid public understanding of Mars science, the new mode, Google Mars 3D, also gives researchers a platform for sharing data similar to what Google Earth provides for Earth scientists. The mode enables users to fly virtually through enormous canyons and scale...

2006-12-18 14:30:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- Google Inc. and NASA Ames Research Center said Monday that they have finalized an agreement to deliver more of the space agency's imagery and information through the Internet's leading search engine. The collaboration marks another step in a partnership announced 15 months ago when Google unveiled plans to build a 1 million-square-foot campus at the NASA center, located a few miles south of the company's Mountain View headquarters. Under the arrangement, Ames will...

2006-03-08 18:44:56

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A NASA craft carrying a $40 million camera created by University of Arizona scientists is set to orbit Mars on Friday. The camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is one of six instruments on the craft designed to examine Mars in unprecedented detail from low orbit. The mission is expected to gather more information than all previous Mars probes combined. The UA camera is a 145-pound device with a 20-inch primary mirror that will take ultra-sharp photographs of...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.