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ExoMars Rover Testing On Earth Ahead Of 2018 Mission
2014-03-28 12:17:49

A giant sand pit that mimics the surface of Mars will be helping test out the ExoMars rover before its trip to the Red Planet in four years.

mars landscape curiosity
2014-03-26 04:37:51

Mars may have once, or still does, possess conditions capable of supporting life, making it a continued primary candidate for future missions. Researchers have now designed a simulation chamber that could be used to help prepare for these missions to the Red Planet.

2014-03-25 12:21:17

Researchers in Spain have designed a vacuum chamber capable of mimicking conditions on Mars to test gear for use in future missions WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

Sandstone layers with varying resistance to erosion
2014-03-25 06:30:10

Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint.

MAVEN Electra Relay Radio
2014-03-03 04:21:23

The team operating NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission successfully completed, on Feb. 19, 2014, the initial post-launch power-on and checkout of the spacecraft's Electra Ultra High Frequency Transceiver.

mars striations
2014-02-27 12:04:34

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has reached an area where orbital images had piqued researchers' interest in patches of ground with striations all oriented in a similar direction.

Mars One Trip Prohibited To Muslims
2014-02-22 04:59:19

Participation in Mars One has been prohibited in a religious proclamation issued earlier this week by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the United Arab Emirates.

curiosity looks back
2014-02-20 11:08:34

Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.

2014-02-14 16:21:32

WASHINGTON, Feb.

China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Reawakens After Short Hibernation
2014-02-14 14:51:58

After a dramatic, albeit premature eulogy, China’s lunar rover has sprung back to life like a zombie from The Walking Dead. The rover was put into hibernation in January, which many believed would have been a permanent sleep for the craft.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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