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Curiosity Rover Fires Over 100,000 Laser Shots To Date
2013-12-06 04:10:51

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the shot heard round the solar system — 100,000 shots, to be exact. The rover has fired the laser it uses as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils 100,000 times.

Curiosity Mars Shut Down Soft Short
2013-11-21 10:16:07

NASA has suspended its rover Curiosity operations on Mars to check for a possible "soft" short.

Mars Sites Named In Honor Of Bruce Murray
2013-11-14 09:26:23

NASA has named two significant landscape features observed by its Mars rovers "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of the late planetary scientist Bruce Murray.

Mars-like Desert Exploration Completed By ESA's Test Rover
2013-10-16 12:07:11

Braving high winds, dust devils and unpredictable terrain, ESA’s test rover has completed its exploration across – and under – Chile’s Mars-like Atacama Desert.

Atacama Desert Explored By ESA’s Test Rover
2013-10-09 09:24:59

ESA’s test rover has been fitted with scientific instruments and made its first tracks in the sands of Chile’s Atacama Desert. Meanwhile, team members have explored the area to select a suitable site for testing, flying a drone to produce an aerial map.

ESA Mars Rover Desert Trial
2013-10-04 10:21:18

Next week will see ESA’s most ambitious planetary rover test yet. Robotic exploration of a Mars-like desert in South America will be overseen from the UK, providing experience for future missions to the Red Planet.

Mars Rover 2020 Mission
2013-09-28 04:12:00

NASA has announced that they are currently accepting applications from researchers hoping to have their science and exploration technology instruments become part of the payload of the US space agency’s next Mars rover.

Mars Rover Approaches New Waypoint
2013-09-10 16:14:24

NASA's Curiosity rover has reached a new waypoint on the surface of Mars where scientists plan to use the high-tech vehicle for a close-up study.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.