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

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.

New Research Shows Ocean Existed On Ancient Mars
2012-02-06 10:40:33

The European Space Agency's Mars Express has revealed strong evidence that an ocean once covered part of Mars.

Image 1 - Mars Express Finds Water Supersaturation In Martian Atmosphere
2011-09-30 10:03:36

New analysis of data sent back by the SPICAM spectrometer on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft has revealed for the first time that the planet's atmosphere is supersaturated with water vapor.

Ariane 5 To Launch BepiColombo Mercury Explorer
2011-09-16 07:19:04

ESA has now firmly entrusted its precious Mercury explorer to Europe’s largest rocket – the Ariane 5.

Image 1 - NASA Mars Tech Aids In Search For Earth's Hidden Water
2011-09-15 12:36:48

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore the subsurface of Mars to create high-resolution maps of freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert, in the first use of airborne sounding radar for aquifer mapping.

Ancient Lake Delta Found On Mars
2011-09-02 11:36:31

The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday that it has discovered a crater on Mars that was once filled by a lake.

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2011-06-10 10:41:56

ESA and NASA have announced the scientific investigations selected for their 2016 ExoMars lander demonstrator.

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2011-06-05 10:53:43

On June 8, mission controllers will have the first opportunity to switch ESA's Rosetta comet-hunter into deep-space hibernation for 31 months.

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2011-03-21 08:43:14

When engineers come up with a super-strong new material for building shipping containers, trucking trailers and aircraft parts, it is a major challenge to simulate its strength and reliability accurately.

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2011-03-08 10:06:33

Nine days from now – on March 17 – the MESSENGER spacecraft will execute a 15-minute maneuver that will place it into orbit about Mercury, making it the first craft ever to do so, and initiating a one-year science campaign to understand the innermost planet.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.