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Where should the European Mars rover land?

Picking a landing site on Mars is a complex process. There's the need to balance scientific return with the capabilities of whatever vehicle you're sending out there. And given each mission costs millions (sometimes billions) ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Happy 10th anniversary Opportunity

Ten years ago, on Jan. 24, 2004, the Opportunity rover landed on a flat plain in the southern highlands of the planet Mars and rolled into an impact crater scientists didn't even know existed. The mission team, understandable ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Space Exploration
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