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2011-01-05 08:47:57

Nine months after last hearing from the Mars rover Spirit, NASA is stepping up efforts to regain communications with the rover before spring ends on southern Mars in mid-March.

2010-08-30 15:03:00

200 Authors, 175 Vendors, 13 Venues, Expanded "Bookend" Events Renowned Poet John Ashbery to receive annual Award BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its fifth year, the Brooklyn Book Festival is one of the top book festivals in the country.

2010-07-30 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA mission controllers have not heard from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit since March 22, and the rover is facing its toughest challenge yet - trying to survive the harsh Martian winter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rover team anticipated Spirit would go into a low-power "hibernation" mode since the rover was not able to get to a favorable...

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2010-04-01 12:35:00

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday that the sand-trapped Mars rover Spirit failed to make a scheduled communication this week and may have gone into a power-saving hibernation to survive the planet's winter.

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2009-11-12 12:20:00

NASA will begin transmitting commands to its Mars exploration rover Spirit on Monday as part of an escape plan to free the venerable robot from its Martian sand trap.

2009-08-10 15:11:00

PASADENA, Calif., Aug.

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2009-06-25 19:00:00

NASA's Mars rover Spirit, lodged in Martian soil that is causing traction trouble, is taking advantage of the situation by learning more about the Red Planet's environmental history.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.