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Three From JPL Included On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List
2013-04-19 15:11:39

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth. The list announced today by TIME Magazine includes Don Yeomans, Pete Theisinger and Richard Cook, all at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Curiosity Heading Towards Spring Break
2013-03-25 12:29:33

NASA's Curiosity rover has been hard at work for seven months now, and the Mars tourist is about to get its own Spring Break.

Mars Rover Opportunity Still Going Strong After 10 Years In Service
2013-01-21 12:32:55

NASA's Opportunity rover is closing in on its 10-year anniversary and is still performing science missions on the Red Planet, reports the Associated Press.

2013-01-16 10:08:00

NASA will participate in the inauguration of President Obama with several events, including an open house, a star party and a NASA Social; exhibits on the National Mall and at NASA Headquarters; and with two floats and marchers in the inaugural parade.

Mars Curiosity Rover Brushes Up On Rocks
2013-01-08 09:44:42

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity used its brush to clear away dust from part of a flat rock on Monday, marking the first time that the rover had used that particular tool, officials at the US space agency have announced.

NASA Plans New Mars Rover For 2020, Human Exploration By 2030s
2012-12-05 08:08:41

Building on the huge success of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity mission and its past Spirit and Opportunity missions, NASA is making new plans to send a new rover to the Red Planet in 2020.

Opportunity Takes A Walkabout
2012-12-04 20:32:20

NASA announced that Opportunity has just completed a walkabout of an area where scientists believe water might have once existed.


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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scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
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