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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.

Mars Rover Opportunity Finds Oddest 'Blueberries' Yet
2012-09-14 14:19:50

NASA's veteran rover Opportunity has sent back an image of the Martian surface that is pretty alien compared to what researchers are used to seeing.

Evidence of Ancient Water Discovered at Mars Crater
2012-05-04 04:26:16

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity discovered evidence of ancient water at the rim of an ancient impact crater on the planet's surface, according to a new report published in the May 4 edition of the journal Science.

2011-11-03 04:57:33

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University Astronomy Professor Steven W. Squyres, as chairman of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC), an assembly of experts from various fields that offer guidance and policy advice to the administrator of America's space agency.

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2009-12-02 14:45:00

Today, a lone robot sits besieged in the sands of Troy while engineers and scientists plot its escape.

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2009-05-22 15:38:14

Six years after landing on Mars, the rover Spirit is bogged down in Martian soil, researchers at Cornell University said, but Opportunity carries on. The vehicle (Spirit) seems to be in a unique combination of soft, sandy material and slopes that we haven't encountered yet, said Jim Bell, professor of astronomy and leader of the mission's Pancam color camera team.

2009-05-21 13:44:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of NASA's two Mars rovers has recorded a compelling saga of environmental changes that occurred over billions of years at a Martian crater. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Mars rover, Opportunity, surveyed the rim and interior of Victoria Crater on the Red Planet from September 2006 through August 2008.

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2009-05-21 14:05:00

One of NASA's two Mars rovers has recorded a compelling saga of environmental changes that occurred over billions of years at a Martian crater.

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2009-01-03 15:00:00

NASA’s “Spirit” and “Opportunity” Mars rovers will soon be celebrating five years of memorable missions.


Latest Scientific information from the Mars Exploration Rover mission 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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