Tag: mars

May 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission’s 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover’s location in Gale Crater.

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Mar 26, 2015

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

[NASA JPL] NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, working on Mars since January 2004, passed marathon distance in total driving on March 24, 2015, during the mission’s 3,968th Martian day, or sol. A drive of 153 feet (46.5 meters) on Sol 3968 brought Opportunity’s total odometry to 26.221 miles (42.198 kilometers). Olympic marathon distance is…

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Mar 18, 2015

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Left Photo NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU | Right Photo Bill Dunford In this fascinating comparison photo we see a view of Earth from Mars (as seen by NASA’s Curiosity rover) and Mars from Earth as captured by Bill Dunford. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System after…

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Mar 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Photograph by James O. Davies via Buzz Aldrin on Twitter While visiting Stonehenge, astronaut Buzz Aldrin sent a “message” to the Cosmos, urging NASA to “get their ass to Mars”. Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and became the second person to ever walk on the moon at 03:15:16 (UTC) on…

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Feb 24, 2015

Picture of the Day: Curiosity’s Latest Selfie from Mars

Picture of the Day: Curiosity’s Latest Selfie from Mars

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS [NASA JPL Feb. 24, 2015] This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the “Mojave” site, where its drill collected the mission’s second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end…

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Dec 5, 2014

17 HQ Photos from NASA’s Orion Launch

17 HQ Photos from NASA’s Orion Launch

NASA took its first major step towards a manned mission to Mars today with the successful launch and landing of its Orion spacecraft. Orion completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. Orion blazed into the morning sky at 7:05 a.m.…

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Oct 8, 2014

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in…

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