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Martian Orbiter Takes Pictures of Neighboring Crafts Passing By

Amir Alexander • May 19, 2005

During April 2005, the Mars Global Surveyor happened to pass relatively close to Odyssey and Mars Express. What resulted were remarkably clear pictures of human-made spacecraft orbiting and alien world.

Spirit Extends Arm and Takes First Close-Up Images of Martian Soil

A.J.S. Rayl • January 17, 2004

Spirit has extended her robotic arm for the first time to examine a patch of fine-grained Martian soil, and joined forces with the European Space Agency's Mars Express to successfully conduct the first-ever, international, coordinated observation of the planet's atmosphere.

Let's Roll: Spirit Poised to Cruise onto Martian Surface

A.J.S. Rayl • January 14, 2004

Spirit is ready to roll.

Scientists Detail Ambitious Goals of Mars Express

Emily Lakdawalla • April 25, 2003

Scientists working on the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Mars Express detailed the mission's ambitious plan to study Mars from the top of its atmosphere to several kilometers beneath its surface, at a press conference in London, England last week.

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