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NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks In At Just Over 11 Years

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday — 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months. 472 more words

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Dawn Spacecraft Achieves Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed spacecraft made history Friday as the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.

The ion-powered Dawn spacecraft was captured by the gravitational pull of Ceres – located between Mars and Jupiter – at 4:30 a.m., according to JPL. 287 more words


Checking In: Curiosity on Mars

On Sunday August 5th, 2012, NASA engineers delivered a package to the surface of Mars (as a part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission) which included a roughly one ton car-sized rover named… 272 more words


Concerns About Melting Ice Shift To Antarctica

I had a fortuitous conversation a few years ago at an awards dinner. I happened to be seated next to the fellow who runs the program at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) whose purpose is to investigate the melting of ice beneath the surface of Greenland, and he explained: 76 more words

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Creation: The planet between Mars & Jupiter

Those of us who are adults grew up being told in school that our solar system consists of the Sun, Earth and 8 other planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. 867 more words

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Dawn | @ Dwarf Planet Ceres

The NASA Dawn mission asks how the size of a body plays a role in the evolution of a planet. It also asks how water plays a role in that evolution. 930 more words


Images Of Dwarf Planet Ceres Captured By Dawn Spacecraft

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captured the sharpest images ever of the dwarf planet Ceres, Jet Propulsion Laboratory officials said Thursday.

The pictures were snapped from a distance of about 90,000 miles, the closest a camera had ever come to Ceres, a JPL statement said. 163 more words