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NASA’s Mars rover ‘Spirit’ ‘feared lost forever after it passes a yr in silence’


March 30th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): It has been more than a year since Mars rover 'Spirit' last contacted Earth, and NASA now fears it will never hear from it again.The U.S. space agency's ... Read more...

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NASA’s Spirit Mars Rover may not call home


July 31st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has not contacted NASA mission controllers since March 22, and the rover is facing its toughest challenge yet - trying to survive the harsh ... Read more...

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Scientists making last attempt to call Mars rover


July 31st, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (DPA) Scientists were making efforts to contact the non-responsive Spirit Mars rover, which has lost contact with Earth during the Martian winter prompting fears that it might be permanently ... Read more...

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NASA declares Phoenix Mars lander dead


May 25th, 2010 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (DPA) A robotic lander that confirmed the presence of ice on Mars was confirmed dead by NASA scientists Monday. The Phoenix Mars lander was damaged by harsh conditions during the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rover Spirit begins new chapter


January 30th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) After six years of unprecedented exploration, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will no longer be a fully mobile robot. NASA has designated the once-roving scientific explorer a stationary ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars Explorer Spirit now a stationary science platform


January 27th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that NASA has designated the once-moving Mars Exploration Rover Spirit a stationary science platform after efforts during the past several months to free it from a ... Read more...

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Mars rover stuck for good but still working hard


January 27th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (DPA) The Spirit Mars rover has reached its final destination, NASA said after the failure of efforts to free the space probe from sandy soil where it had been ... Read more...

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Martiain winter might end NASA explorer’s romps


January 2nd, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) The Martiain winter might end NASA's beloved space rover Spirit's romps as it completes six years of unprecedented exploration Sunday. Spirit successfully landed on the Red Planet at 8.35 ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rover Spirit to mark 6th anniversary on January 3


January 1st, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): NASA's Mars rover Spirit is all set to mark its sixth anniversary on January 3rd.Spirit successfully landed on the Red Planet at 8:35 p.m. PST on Jan. 3, ... Read more...

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Mars had a wetter and warmer climate in the recent past


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Findings by NASA's Phoenix Mars mission indicates that the Red Planet had a wetter and warmer climate in the recent past, and could again in the future.Phoenix ended ... Read more...

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“Diamond dust” snow falls every night on Mars in winter


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): New data from NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander has revealed that every night during the Martian winter, water-ice crystals fall from high, thin clouds over the north pole, ... Read more...

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Loose soil forces NASA’’s Mars rover Spirit to change route to summer destination


March 8th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Loose soil piled against the northern edge of a low plateau called "Home Plate" has blocked NASA''s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit from taking the shortest route toward ... Read more...

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Mars rovers exceed all expectations to mark fifth birthdays


January 3rd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (DPA) When the Spirit rover landed on Mars five years ago, no one expected it or its sister rover Opportunity to make it to their first birthdays, let alone ... Read more...

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Scientists spot earth-like snowy avalanches near Mars north pole


November 8th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has spotted strange Earth-like snowy avalanches near the north pole of Mars, while combing through images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiters high resolution ... Read more...

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Mars polar cap is misplaced due to Red Planets weather system


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, September 23 (ANI): Data from ESAs (European Space Agencys) Mars Express spacecraft has enabled scientists to better explain why Marss residual southern ice cap is misplaced, attributing the cause of ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix to collect soil sample in advance of winter


September 6th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 6 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander will take a second stab at collecting ice from the bottom of the Snow White trench on the Red Planet, in advance of ... Read more...

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Silica deposits on Mars may contain preserved traces of ancient Martian life


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has found deposits of pure silica on the Red Planet, which is similar to hot spring deposits seen at the Yellowstone National ... Read more...

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