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2015-01-09 10:44:48

Photos taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover may contain the first visual evidence that life could once have existed on Mars, a geobiologist from Old Dominion University in Virginia claims in research recently published online by the journal Astrobiology.

NASA's Rover Opportunity Views Comet Siding Spring Near Mars
2014-10-21 03:29:49

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken against a backdrop of the pre-dawn Martian sky on Sunday (Oct. 19).

Two Years On Mars: The Good, Bad And The Ugly
2014-09-18 03:13:43

Kimberly Lichtenberg, an instrument engineer for the Mars Curiosity rover, will speak about “Two Years on Mars: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” during the University of Utah’s Frontiers of Science Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Opportunity looks back
2014-09-11 03:00:38

From a ridgeline viewpoint, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently recorded a scene looking back over its own tracks made from nearly half a mile (more than 700 meters) of southbound driving.

Mars rover Opportunity
2014-08-30 08:04:54

An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory.

Lunokhod Crater
2014-07-29 03:45:07

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover.

2014-07-28 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles

martian landscape
2014-07-19 04:47:08

A new study from University of Oregon geologist Gregory Retallack suggests that soil samples taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover contain evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter.

lebanon meteorite
2014-07-16 05:28:59

NASA has released a new image from its Mars Curiosity rover that shows an iron meteorite encountered on its travels.

NASA Holds Special Day For Women Working On Curiosity Team
2014-06-27 07:43:29

To celebrate the anniversary of the Mars rover Curiosity completing its first Martian year this week (687 Earth days), NASA and the Curiosity team planned a special staffing day on June 26th.


Latest Spirit rover Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Mars' Moon Deimos -- outermost of two small moons orbiting the planet Mars. Deimos orbits Mars at a distance of about 23,500 km (about 14,100 mi), completing an orbit once every 1.26 Earth days. The moon's orbit is almost circular and is only slightly tilted relative to the Martian equator. Deimos is irregular in shape, measuring about 15 km (about 9 mi) along its longest side and about 11 km (about 6.6 mi) along its shortest side. It is the smallest known moon in the solar system. If...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Mars' Moon Phobos -- in astronomy, innermost moon, or natural satellite, of Mars. Phobos orbits Mars at a distance of only 9,378 km (5,627 mi), closer to its planet than any other moon in the solar system. In fact, it is so close that the force of Mars's gravity is stronger than the force keeping the moon in its orbit, so the radius of Phobos's orbit is decreasing at the rate of about 1.8 m (about 6 ft) per century. In 40 million years, Phobos will either break apart into a ring...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.