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  • Curiosity travels through ancient glaciers on Mars

    SINC | 24 June 2014 09:49

    3,500 million years ago the Martian crater Gale, through which the NASA rover Curiosity is currently traversing, was covered with glaciers, mainly over its central mound. Very cold liquid water also flowed through its rivers and lakes on the lower-lying areas, forming landscapes similar to those which can be found in Iceland or Alaska. This is reflected in an analysis of the images taken by the...

  • Mars Observer, lost without a trace

    Mars Observer

    Wearbeard | 19 August 2013 16:05

    The Mars Observer spacecraft, also known as the Mars Geoscience/Climatology Orbiter, was a 1,018-kilogram robotic space probe launched by NASA on September 25, 1992 to study the Martian surface, atmosphere, climate and magnetic field.The Martian orbiter was planned to expand on the vast information already gathered by the Viking program in 1975 and 1976.During the interplanetary cruise phase, c...

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