Latest Spirit rover Stories
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been plugging away on the Red Planet now for more than nine years and has survived several Martian winters. The rover is now studying a rocky layer on the edge of “Solander Point” that shows signs of an acidic wet past and a much older neutral wet environment.
NASA said its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the halfway point while on route to its next destination: Solander Point.
Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis will take to the Atacama desert to try out their latest laser technology for a Mars mission.
Oxford University scientists reported in the journal Nature that Mars may have had an oxygen-rich atmosphere four billion years ago.
NASA's veteran rover Opportunity is trekking towards a new study area as it closes in on its 10th year anniversary.
Mars One announced that just two weeks into a 19 week application period it has seen a number of applications come in from over 120 countries, including the US, China, UK, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Argentina and India.
Without hi-tech magnetic sensors, rovers wouldn’t be able to roam around Mars. These same sensors will soon boost terrestrial travel by improving the machinery that moulds parts for cars and aircraft here on Earth.
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...
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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