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Switching Motion-Sensing Units On The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2013-08-12 11:20:00

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.

Lockheed Martin Ships Near Infrared Camera For James Webb Space Telescope
2013-07-26 08:39:36

Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly and testing of the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and has shipped the instrument to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Image Of The Mars Rover 10 Years After Launch
2013-07-18 13:53:50

An image from Mars orbit taken 10 years after the launch of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the long-lived rover on its trek to a new destination on Mars.

NASA Celebrates Mars Pathfinder Landing Anniversary
2013-07-05 08:38:42

Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Samples Mars' Atmosphere And Finds A Surprise
2013-06-13 11:55:13

Researchers have discovered that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall twice a day, and they can swing by as much as 58 degrees Fahrenheit during this odd, twice-a-day pattern. .

Snowboarding Dry Ice On Martian Dunes
2013-06-12 08:58:14

Hunks of dry ice – carbon dioxide – may glide down Martian sand dunes like miniature hovercraft, riding on cushions of gas and plowing furrows as they go, according to new research from NASA.

Opportunity Rover Finds Martian Rock With Unique Composition
2013-05-18 04:32:57

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has discovered a pale rock that has a higher composition of aluminum and silica and a lower concentration of calcium and iron than any other rock it has examined during its time on Mars, the US space agency announced on Friday.

Mars Is Bombarded By 200 Asteroids A Year
2013-05-16 04:04:41

Scientists believe Mars may be rocked by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year. Researchers using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter identified 248 new impact sites on parts of the Martian surface in the past decade.


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