Latest Mars Exploration Rover Stories
NASA said its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the halfway point while on route to its next destination: Solander Point.
In the marking of a number of firsts, NASA will be celebrating the anniversary of the first launch of a rover destined for the Red Planet. Opportunity, one of three rovers currently on Mars, blasted off from Cape Canaveral nearly 10 years ago on July 7, 2003.
Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis will take to the Atacama desert to try out their latest laser technology for a Mars mission.
Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA's premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) continues to ignite excitement by exploring the Solar System. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 When Explorer 1, built
NASA’s First Billion-Pixel Image of the Rover Curiosity Brings the Red Planet to Life (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Technology from GigaPan is being used to
Oxford University scientists reported in the journal Nature that Mars may have had an oxygen-rich atmosphere four billion years ago.
NASA is allowing amateur explorers a unique opportunity to explore a section of Mars with a newly developed high-detail image of the Red Planet’s surface. The image, consisting of more than a billion pixels stitched together, was recently taken by the space agency’s Curiosity rover.
Zoe, an autonomous and solar-powered robot, was the first to map microbial life in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2005. This month, Zoe is headed back into the world’s driest desert equipped with a one-meter drill to search for subsurface life.
NASA’s Opportunity rover has discovered new evidence that Mars was once a planet capable of supporting life – a rock which appears to be rich in clays formed in non-acidic water.
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...
- Growing in low tufty patches.