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NASA rover prepares for 5th winter on Mars

NASA's lone surviving Mars rover has been busy exploring its surroundings since it rolled up to its latest crater destination four months ago. Now the solar-powered, six-wheel Opportunity is in search of a place to hunker ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Mars science laboratory launch milestones

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is tucked inside its Atlas V rocket, ready for launch on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Nov. 26 launch window extends from 7:02 ...

dateNov 24, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Blooming ocean fronts

Each spring, huge patches of phytoplankton bloom in the oceans, turning cold, blue waters into teeming green pools of microbial life. This ocean “greening,” which can be seen from space, mirrors the springtime thaw ...

dateNov 04, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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