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WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a journey of almost three years, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks never seen before. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Aug.
NASA said on Wednesday that its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the planet's Endeavour Crater after a three year journey.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found possible flowing water on Mars.
NASA will host a news briefing on Thursday, Aug 4, at 2 pm EDT about a significant new Mars science finding.
NASA scientists are seeing new evidence that suggests traces of water on Mars are under a thin varnish of iron oxide, or rust, similar to conditions found on desert rocks in California's Mojave Desert.
MESSENGER Co-Investigator Scott Murchie, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md, will be awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor that NASA bestows to an individual working outside the government.
Southern California's high desert has been a stand-in for Mars for NASA technology testing many times over the years.
Two digital color cameras riding high on the mast of NASA's next Mars rover will complement each other in showing the surface of Mars in exquisite detail.
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