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2007-09-07 17:05:00

PASADENA, Calif. - Two months after sky-darkening dust from severe storms nearly killed NASA's Mars exploration rovers, the solar powered robots are awake and ready to continue their mission. Opportunity's planned descent into the giant Victoria Crater was delayed, but now the rover is preparing to drive into the 800-meter-diameter crater (half-mile-diameter) as early as Sept. 11. Spirit, Opportunity's rover twin, also survived the global dust storms. The rovers are 43 months into missions...

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2005-09-08 10:05:00

NASA -- The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity are the Energizer Bunnies of planetary exploration. Designed to last for only 90 days, they are still going strong after nearly two years. Their journeys on Mars have provided exquisite detail of the planet's surface, proving definitively that liquid water once existed on this now arid world. Just when the scientists thought the rovers were finished, their solar panels blanketed by so much dust that power levels were dropping lower and lower,...

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2005-06-17 06:40:00

In their explorations of Mars, both the Spirit and Opportunity rovers found evidence that liquid water was once on the planet's surface. Joy Crisp, project scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, discussed the rovers' long journey and their surprising discoveries at a public lecture on May 19, 2005. In this contribution, Crisp fields questions about the future of Mars exploration. In this final part of the edited transcript, Joy Crisp answers questions from the audience. ----- Q: Have...

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2005-06-02 07:15:29

In their explorations of Mars, both the Spirit and Opportunity rovers found evidence that liquid water was once on the planet's surface. Joy Crisp, project scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, discussed the rovers' long journey and their surprising discoveries at a public lecture on May 19, 2005. In this contribution, Crisp explores why the Spirit rover might be called a problem child. This edited transcript of the lecture is Part 2 of a 4-part series. Astrobiology Magazine --...

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2005-05-30 08:55:00

In their explorations of Mars, both the Spirit and Opportunity rovers found evidence that liquid water was once on the planet's surface. Joy Crisp, project scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, discussed the rovers' long journey and their surprising discoveries at a public lecture on May 19, 2005. Astrobiology Magazine -- In their explorations of Mars, both the Spirit and Opportunity rovers found evidence that liquid water was once on the planet's surface. Joy Crisp, project...

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2004-12-12 09:10:00

The Mars Opportunity site has continued to intrigue mission scientists and astrobiologists who study the prospects for life elsewhere in the universe. Finding evidence of water is a ways from finding evidence of life, but the absence of rocky rubble has contributed uniquely to what has been found so far at Meridiani Planum. Astrobiology Magazine -- On January 25, Opportunity landed on Mars. The landing site, Meridiani Planum, was the flattest location scouted in the history of Mars...

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2004-12-03 00:15:00

JPL -- The most dramatic findings so far from NASA's twin Mars rovers -- telltale evidence for a wet and possibly habitable environment in the arid planet's past -- passed rigorous scientific scrutiny for publication in a major research journal. Eleven reports by 122 authors in Friday's issue of the journal Science present results from Opportunity's three-month prime mission, fleshing out headline discoveries revealed earlier. Opportunity bounced to an airbag-cushioned landing on Jan. 24. It...


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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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