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Mars Next Stop For NASA's MAVEN Mission After Successful Launch
2013-11-18 13:03:03

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission will be joining up with other elite spacecraft orbiting around the Red Planet in September 2014, after traveling millions of miles across the solar system.

Algorithm To Help Analyze Soil Images From Mars Rover Curiosity
2013-11-16 04:26:45

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.

Mars Sites Named In Honor Of Bruce Murray
2013-11-14 09:26:23

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.

Curiosity Back In Nominal Surface Operations Mode
2013-11-13 10:37:46

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.

maven ready for launch
2013-11-18 11:30:29

When NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission launches on Monday, it will be carrying an instrument designed to scan high above the Martian surface for patterns of electrons that could explain why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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