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Latest Mars exploration Stories

Mars Arctic Ocean
2015-03-05 14:00:51

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

curiosity rover
2015-03-04 13:03:46

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.

MAVEN Mars
2015-02-19 12:59:50

NASA’S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere.

mars curiosity rover
2015-01-29 15:45:43

Curiosity is back in action following a recent software upgrade, conducting a mini-drill test to make sure that a rock target called Mojave2 is suitable for drilling at full-depth.

mars20150122-16
2015-01-26 11:42:45

The most exciting thing you'll read all day: NASA is developing an RC helicopter designed to fly over Mars and scout ahead for rovers. (Need we say more?)

mars jpl
2015-01-22 08:10:17

A new program will allow NASA scientists to virtually work on location on Mars, walking around on the surface of the Red Planet and conduct science operations along with the Curiosity rover thanks to new Microsoft-developed wearable technology.

cape tribulation
2015-01-10 10:24:04

Even with a faulty flash memory, Opportunity Rover keeps chugging away on the Red Planet. We've never been more inspired by a non-human.

PIA04413a-full
2015-01-02 09:40:22

In December, NASA reported that its Mars rover “Opportunity”, which has been working the surface of Mars for over 10 years, was experiencing continuing Flash memory problems. They now believe they've found a way to “hack” its software, enabling them to disregard the faulty part.

maven mars
2014-12-16 10:03:09

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time.


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