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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:16 AM

NASA's Opportunity at 10: New Findings from Old Rover


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New findings from rock samples collected and examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity have confirmed an ancient wet environment that was milder and older than the acidic and oxidizing conditions told by rocks the rover examined previously.

In the Jan. 24 edition of the journal Science, Opportunity Deputy Principal Investigator Ray Arvidson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, writes in detail about the discoveries made by the rover and how these discoveries have shaped our knowledge of the planet. According to Arvidson and others on the team, the latest evidence from Opportunity is landmark.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:43 AM


10 Years on Mars: Operating a Rover

See how Mars Exploration Rover team members take on the demands of driving a rover millions of miles away from Earth.

Credit: NASA/JPL

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:37 PM


10 Years on Mars: How Spirit & Opportunity Affected Our Lives

Some of the team members from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project were still in college -- or even high school -- when the rovers landed in 2004.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:25 PM


10 Years on Mars: Science

Find out how the Mars Exploration Rover team traversed the Red Planet, examined the diverse environment and transformed our understanding of Mars.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

The little Rovers that could!  What a huge success this program was considering the relatively low cost to launch and maintain through successive extensions.

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