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Mars Express And HRSCview Turns Everyone Into Explorers
2013-03-25 19:03:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Our planet has been mapped out and explored for the most part, but there are plenty of other planets out there waiting to be discovered, and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express has provided the means to do so. Mars Express has spent the last ten years snapping images of the Red Planet, and a web interface featuring an archive of these images offers up the chance to explore any region on Mars through the eyes of the...

Mars Express Orbiter Snaps Image Of River-Like Formation On Surface Below
2013-01-18 16:04:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express has offered up a high-resolution photo of a river-like structure on Mars. The spacecraft used its high-resolution stereo camera last year to snap an image of Reull Vallis on the Red Planet. Reull Vallis is a river-like structure believed to have formed when running water flowed in the distant martian past. The ancient river bed cuts a steep-sided channel through the Promethei...

Malargüe Tracking Station Inauguration Set For Tuesday
2012-12-15 06:02:40

[ Watch the Video: From The Pampas to the Stars ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The official inauguration of a new European Space Agency (ESA) tracking station capable of monitoring missions traveling hundreds of millions of miles into our Solar System is set for Tuesday. The facility, which is located in approximately 745 miles west of Buenos Aires in the city of Malargüe, Argentina, features a nearly 115 foot diameter, 610 metric ton...

Mars Express Communicates With Curiosity
2012-11-26 11:17:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's Mars Express has relayed scientific data from NASA's Curiosity rover for the first time. The data from Curiosity included detailed images of "Rocknest 3" taken by the rover's ChemCam Remote Micro-Imager camera. ChemCam consists of the camera along with a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer, which fires a laser at targets and analyzes the chemical composition of vaporized material. Curiosity...

Mars Express Shows Evidence Of A Glacial Past
2012-11-01 12:41:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New images from the European Space Agency´s Mars Express orbiter show evidence of the Red Planet´s glacial past and ancient waterways. The images and computer-generated perspectives depicted on the ESA´s website are focused on Nereidum Montes , a mountainous range that stretches over 700 miles. The area is known for its many gullies that some believe were created or eroded by water flow. According to ESA, the new...

Deep Space Antenna Readies For Operation
2012-10-31 07:04:34

European Space Agency Report One of the world´s most sophisticated satellite tracking stations is nearing inauguration in Malargüe, Argentina, 1000 km west of Buenos Aires. The new station will ensure reliable communications with missions voyaging hundreds of millions of kilometers into our Solar System. ESA´s new tracking station, near the town of Malargüe in Mendoza province, joins two existing stations in Spain and Australia to provide global...

Deimos Orbital Model Improved
2012-09-26 10:27:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 135 years ago, a scientist named Asaph Hall discovered Phobos and Deimos, two small moons orbiting Mars. Since then, the moons have been photographed innumerable times from Earth and from spacecraft, including recent measurements by the Mars Exploration Rovers panoramic cameras and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The orbit of Phobos, the inner moon, has been calculated to an accuracy of less than 1 kilometer. But, despite this...

Mars Express Sends Back Images Of Hadley Crater
2012-09-06 14:12:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express has sent back images of Hadley Crater on Mars using its High Resolution Stereo Camera. The image shows the crater, which lies to the west of the Al-Qahira Vallis, in the transition zone between the old southern highlands and the younger northern lowlands. Hadley is named after the British lawyer and meteorologist George Hadley, whose name was also given to the "Hadley cell."...

NASA Planning New Mars Mission For 2016
2012-08-21 04:48:31

Video: Digging Deep with NASA´s Next Mars Lander | Video: InSight Mission — Animation of Spacecraft April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Monday the selection of a new Discovery-class mission that will further NASA's exploration of our solar system. This will be the 12th in the Discovery-class mission series. Journalists from across the nation participated in a question and answer session, with many more listening in to the streaming...

Mars Express Supporting NASA During 'Seven Minutes Of Terror' Mars Landing
2012-07-25 14:02:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most complicated landings ever performed on Mars will be taking place 354-million-miles away on August 5 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and it will be supported by the European Space Agency's Mars Express. NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) will be delivering the newest rover late-night on August 5, after encountering what has been tagged as "seven minutes of terror." The spacecraft will enter the Mars atmosphere...


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