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NASA's Opportunity rover marks 10 years of Mars exploration today (Jan. 24), an extraordinary milestone that adds to the robot's growing legend.

NASA's Opportunity rover marks 10 years of Mars exploration today (Jan. 24), an extraordinary milestone that adds to the robot's growing legend.

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from NASA

Sunset on Mars

On May 19, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th Martian day, or sol.

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Earth’s north star – Polaris – is located nearly directly above Earth’s north pole. There’s a star above Mars’ north pole, too, but it’s very faint.

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MER from the Historic Robotic Spacecraft Series

The Mars Exploration Rovers known better as Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 10 years. Their discoveries are paving the way for science to definitively answer the question: is there now or has there ever been life on Mars? Buy it as a limited edition silkscreen print or as an archival digital print.

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How to Get to Mars. animation that's a virtual field trip to Mars! I thought many of you would appreciate seeing it. So, gather the kids 'round the computer to see the presentation that is sure to spark conversation, if not a desire for a career in the space science industry. There is some narration near the middle and end of this virtual Trip to Mars click schooling

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Spirit in the Hills

Husband Hill in Gusev Crater, Photo Taken by Mars Expedition Rover Spirit, April 13, 2005

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During its wheeled treks on the Red Planet, NASA's Spirit rover may have encountered a potential signature of past life on Mars, report scientists at Arizona State University.

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