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Programmable Mars Watch for $50

Ara Kourchians • July 11, 2013

Time is kept differently on Mars. This is because Mars itself rotates a little slower than Earth. This proves to be a pain when it comes to timekeeping.

Mars 2020 Science Announcement Live-blog

Casey Dreier • July 09, 2013 • 6

Follow along as NASA reacts to the recommendations of the science definition team for the next Mars rover.

Field Report From Mars: Sol 3355 - July 2, 2013

Larry Crumpler • July 08, 2013

By Sol 3325 Opportunity has driven up onto the next "island" of rock, "Sutherland Point" and "Nobbys Head." On this sol Opportunity is only about 700 m from the goal, the mountains to the south.

The Ice Pits of Mars

Bill Dunford • July 07, 2013 • 9

The south polar cap of Mars is riddled with strange landscapes.

Mars Exploration Rovers Mission Update: Opportunity Continues Sprint to Solander Point

A.J.S. Rayl • July 04, 2013 • 1

The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission celebrated its 10th anniversary of leaving Earth in June, as Opportunity continued the sprint to its next winter haven at Endeavour Crater.

Stationkeeping in Mars orbit

Emily Lakdawalla • June 27, 2013 • 15

It had never occurred to me to think about geostationary satellites in Mars orbit before reading a new paper by Juan Silva and Pilar Romero. The paper shows that it takes a lot more work to maintain a stationary orbit at an arbitrary longitude at Mars than it does at Earth.

If we started today, how long would it take to get to Mars? With this budget, never.

Casey Dreier • June 19, 2013 • 6

The House of Representatives held a hearing today to discuss their proposed NASA authorization bill, which would fund Planetary Science, cut Earth Science, forbid asteroid retrieval, and command NASA to pursue a path to Mars via the Moon.

Enormously detailed photo of Kasei Valles from Mars Express

Emily Lakdawalla • June 19, 2013 • 7

ESA celebrated the tenth anniversary of Mars Express' launch with a several-day science meeting during which they issued lots of press releases and numerous spectacular photos. My favorite of them all is this enormous image of Kasei Valles on Mars.

Exploring Ten Years' Worth of Mars Express Data

Bill Dunford • June 13, 2013 • 3

Mars Express has been in flight for a decade, more than enough time to send home some amazing finds.

Pretty pictures: Curiosity working late

Emily Lakdawalla • June 07, 2013 • 2

Just some cool photos of Curiosity lighting up the Cumberland drill hole after sunset for a little nighttime science work.

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