Latest Mars Exploration Rover Stories
While the instruments on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity are able to easily identify the chemical composition of rocks, measure the speed of the wind and snap amazing images from mast-mounted cameras, the process of analyzing soil images can be a somewhat daunting task.
NASA has named two significant landscape features observed by its Mars rovers "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of the late planetary scientist Bruce Murray.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project received confirmation from Mars Sunday (Nov. 10) that the Curiosity rover has successfully transitioned back into nominal surface operations mode.
The Mars Curiosity rover finished its first two-day autonomous roll across the Martian landscape on Monday.
Final preparations are currently underway for the launch of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which is currently scheduled for November 18.
NASA’s marathon rover, Opportunity, rover has turned into a mountaineer, climbing the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission’s 10 year history.
Braving high winds, dust devils and unpredictable terrain, ESA’s test rover has completed its exploration across – and under – Chile’s Mars-like Atacama Desert.
Next week will see ESA’s most ambitious planetary rover test yet. Robotic exploration of a Mars-like desert in South America will be overseen from the UK, providing experience for future missions to the Red Planet.
NASA has announced that they are currently accepting applications from researchers hoping to have their science and exploration technology instruments become part of the payload of the US space agency’s next Mars rover.
Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...
- The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.