spacer
 
Advanced Search
Astrobiology Magazine Facebook  Astrobiology Magazine Twitter
Sort by  
Hot Topic Solar System Mars
 
Mars Express: Takeout Service
Topic: Mars
01/14/04
The swarm of ongoing Mars missions offers scientists a chance to combine wits, either using different instruments or unusual perspectives. An experiment dreamed up in a Paris cafe less than a year ago will unfold on Friday, when the European Mars Express orbiter looks down on the Spirit rover.

Spirit Scientists Plot a Course
Topic: Mars
01/13/04
The first thing that the Spirit rover will do later tonight, after getting all six wheels on the ground, is sample the soil in the immediate vicinity of its base petal. Once that task is complete, Spirit will head out toward a nearby crater.

Shadow Boxing with 'Fear'
Topic: Mars
01/13/04
One of the most intriguing views that the rover Spirit may bear witness to is a solar eclipse by its potato-shaped moon, Phobos. Taken from the Greek word, 'fear', Phobos makes two trips across the martian sky everyday and passes in front of the Sun one hundred times per year.

Reverse Robotic Origami
Topic: Mars
01/10/04
As the Spirit rover unfolded from its stowed position and prepared to drive with six wheels in the martian soil, mission scientists described why the current landing site has their team ready to drive.

Our Time in the Sun
Topic: Mars
01/10/04
Each martian day is about 40 minutes longer than a terrestrial one, but thanks to the first interplanetary sundial the differences in movements of the sun can be tracked between two planets by the shadow that the sun casts.

Water on Mars? Maybe.
Topic: Mars
01/09/04
The first color images, seen as if in infrared with heat detection, reveal that Gusev crater has some signatures of minerals common to Earth that form only in water. If found in future images, this ground-truth provided by being on the surface will confirm what was hinted at from orbital views.

Earth, Wind and Fire: What's Missing?
Topic: Mars
01/09/04
In variations on the Mars' theme to 'follow the water', one colorful global map shows why scientists have followed the hydrogen to the Spirit rover's current location at Gusev crater.

Location Is Everything
Topic: Mars
01/08/04
To tie down Spirit's location, three mission teams have agreed to within a quarter-mile. But before driving their rover around, the teams want to agree precisely on terrain and features in an otherwise flat landscape.

There's History in Them Thar Hills
Topic: Mars
01/08/04
Taking the Spirit rover over the horizon is just one of the unique mission options available to scientists as they debate where to turn next on Mars.

Where on Earth is That?
Topic: Mars
01/08/04
Short of buying a ticket to Mars, where on Earth is the best place to get a taste of what scenery the red planet offers? A tourist to a Mars analog location would have to pack well, because the destination may be cold, dry, and windy. Where on Earth is Gusev crater?
Previous  | 10  | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16 | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  | Next  
About Us
Contact Us
Links
Sitemap
Podcast Rss Feed
Daily News Story RSS Feed
Latest News Story RSS Feed
Learn more about RSS
Chief Editor & Executive Producer: Helen Matsos
Copyright © 2014, Astrobio.net