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Latest Opportunity rover Stories

Rover Challenge Issued By NASA To Students
2013-11-30 04:16:39

Students, some of whom will have only recently earned their driver’s licenses, will soon have the opportunity to test drive vehicles for use on other planets, asteroids, moons and comets.

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.

NASA's Opportunity Rover Turns Into A Martian Mountaineer
2013-10-24 14:24:31

NASA’s marathon rover, Opportunity, rover has turned into a mountaineer, climbing the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission’s 10 year history.

What Are Clouds On Mars Like?
2013-10-08 04:34:52

The clouds on Mars, at first glance, might be easily mistaken for those on Earth. NASA's Opportunity rover returned images of the Martian sky with gauzy, high-altitude wisps that are similar to our cirrus clouds.

Mars Mission Will Launch
2013-10-05 04:22:55

With the government shutdown in progress, many speculations have arisen about NASA's upcoming MAVEN launch, but the latest intel indicates the mission will fall under a special exception to get it back up and running.

World Space Week 2013
2013-10-02 11:40:12

World Space Week will begin Friday, October 4 and continue through October 10 with this year's theme, "Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth."

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.

Robotic Snake On Mars
2013-09-16 12:43:28

The European Space Agency is exploring the idea of sending a robotic snake to Mars in order to help scientists deepen their knowledge about the Red Planet.

mars rover curiosity
2013-09-07 03:45:17

Most people have someone they know who has a job they are a little envious of, but there are few people in this world who have careers that even some of the most coveted positioned people envy — driving a rover on Mars.

Curiosity Takes Sharpest Images Yet Of Solar Eclipse On Mars
2013-08-29 11:20:58

NASA said its Curiosity rover has taken the sharpest image of a solar eclipse ever taken on Mars. The Martian rover was able to snap an image of Phobos, the largest of Mars' moons, passing in front of the sun.


Latest Opportunity rover Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 10:41:56

Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...

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