Posts Tagged "Mars"

Opportunity rover begins tenth year on Mars

Opportunity rover begins tenth year on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover begins its tenth year on Mars this week. On January 25, 2004 at 05:05 GMT, the unmanned craft landed in Eagle Crater (1.95°S 354.47°E) in the Meridiani Planum region of the Red Planet. Though scheduled for only a 93 day mission, it continues to explore the Martian…

read more →
NASA rover finds Mars’ soil similar to Hawaii’s

NASA rover finds Mars’ soil similar to Hawaii’s

In the first inventory of minerals on another planet, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists said on Tuesday. The rover uses an X-ray imager to reveal the atomic structures of crystals in the Martian soil, the first time…

read more →
Curiosity rover makes first foursquare check-in on another planet

Curiosity rover makes first foursquare check-in on another planet

NASA launched a strategic partnership with location-based social networking site foursquare in 2010 with the first-ever check-in from the International Space Station (ISS) by astronaut Doug Wheelock. Now the space agency has gone one better with the first check-in on another planet thanks to its Curiosity Mars rover. Since fellow…

read more →