Tag: Mars

Explore Mars in 3D with free software

July 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

With the help of NASA, Microsoft has updated their WorldWide Telescope software to allow you to explore the planet Mars in three dimensions. According to the JPL media release, the maps are the highest resolution interactive maps available of the planet. The free WorldWide Telescope software can be downloaded here. You also have […]

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Lead scientist of Mars Rover camera team speaks at University of Queensland

July 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The lead scientist for the Mars Rover camera team Professor Jim Bell, who is the lead scientist on the Mars Rover camera team, will speak on the challenges the team faced in getting the project approved, and what information the rovers have collected during their time on the red planet. The talk is […]

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US school students find cave on Mars

June 18, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Text from JPL media release. California middle school students using the camera on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter have found lava tubes with one pit that appears to be a skylight to a cave. The students in science teacher Dennis Mitchell’s class at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, Calif., were examining Martian lava tubes […]

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Astronaut’s eye view: Mars Express orbiting the Red Planet

June 2, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Text from ESA media release / webpage) This video shows what future astronauts would see from their cockpit: Mars turning below as they sweep around the Red Planet. Last month, ESA’s Mars Express snapped images every minute to create a unique video that loops through a complete orbit of Earth’s gorgeous neighbour. Mars […]

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Send your name to Mars in 2011

May 22, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

NASA is once again offering you the opportunity to send your name to another celestial object. This time it is in electronic form on board the Mars Science Laboratory Rover set for launch to Mars in 2011. All you need to do is go to the ‘Send your name to Mars‘ page and […]

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