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2010-10-28 11:25:00

The ground where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck last year holds evidence that water, perhaps as snow melt, trickled into the subsurface fairly recently and on a continuing basis.

2010-10-05 09:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's mission to investigate the mystery of how Mars lost much of its atmosphere passed a critical milestone on October 4, 2010.

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2010-09-30 08:07:41

What will the Martian atmosphere be like when the next Mars rover descends through it for landing in August of 2012?

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2010-09-22 09:00:46

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter resumed observing Mars with its science instruments on Sept 18, recovering from an unplanned reboot of its computer three days earlier.

2010-09-22 07:05:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will have a significant role on two of the five science instruments that will fly aboard the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), a European-built spacecraft slated for launch to Mars in March 2016.

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2010-09-17 15:40:00

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a precautionary standby mode after experiencing a spontaneous computer reboot on Sept 15.

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2010-09-09 07:55:00

When NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity left Victoria Crater two years ago this month, the rover science team chose Endeavour Crater as the rover's next long-term destination.

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2010-08-27 08:55:00

One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily maps of global, pole-to-pole, vertical distributions of the temperature, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere.

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2010-08-04 12:39:55

The High Resolution Stereo Color Imager, or HiSCI, is designed to uncover interactions between the surface and the atmosphere on the Red Planet.

2010-08-03 08:15:02

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a new project manager: Phil Varghese, who has managed another veteran NASA Mars mission - the Mars Odyssey orbiter - since 2004.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.