Latest Mars Exploration Rover Stories
The Odyssey orbiter is not unlike most spacecraft, in that it carries a pair of redundant main computers. The purpose of this is so that the craft has a backup just in case one or the other fails to operate properly.
It has been three months since NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover landed on the Red Planet. During this time, the team operating the mission has been operating on “Mars time.”
NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, already the longest-working spacecraft ever sent to Mars, will switch to some fresh, redundant equipment next week that has not been used since before launch in 2001.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Friday, Nov. 2, to provide an update on Curiosity's studies of the Martian atmosphere.
NASA announced on Tuesday the first analysis of Martian soil by the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) experiment on NASA's rover.
A team of researchers is claiming gypsum rocks found at Cuatro Ciénegas in Mexico are similar to those NASA's Curiosity rover is sitting at on Mars.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
Curiosity has taken in its first Martian soil sample into its laboratory on board in search for extraterrestrial life on Mars.
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...
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
More Images (4461 images) »