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Latest Spirit rover Stories

Opportunity rover covered in Martian dust
2014-05-07 07:50:51

Dust is everywhere on Mars, and plays a key role in the red planet’s weather, according to a Texas A&M University researcher who has spent much of the past decade observing the phenomenon.

Selfie From Mars Opportunity Rover
2014-04-17 14:58:31

In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of wind events in March boosted the amount of electricity available for the rover's work.

Old Spirit Data Points To New Evidence Of Ancient Water In Mars Crater
2014-04-10 07:36:05

The hunt for a confirmed source of ancient water on the Red Planet may be over (or just beginning), at least for one group of scientists. Mars scientists looking at old data provided by NASA’s Spirit, one of the two rovers...

Sandstone layers with varying resistance to erosion
2014-03-25 06:30:10

Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint.

2014-03-05 16:21:02

WICHITA, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit" or "the Company"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.

Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving 'Doughnut' Riddle
2014-02-15 06:04:08

Researchers have determined the now-infamous Martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January.

2014-02-14 16:21:32

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NASA's Martian Orbiters Find Evidence Of Liquid Water
2014-02-10 13:46:26

NASA's Martian orbiters have sent back exciting evidence to mission operators showing that the Red Planet may in fact still have liquid water in existence on the surface.

University High School Wins Competition At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2014-02-04 14:31:51

University High School Bowls Over Competition at JPLUniversity High School of Irvine, Calif., beat out 23 other local high schools in an all-day, "buzzer-beater"-style Science Bowl held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


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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