NASA plans to extend seven of its ongoing planetary missions, a review panel announced yesterday. Two of the missions, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars rover Opportunity, were at risk of being shut down, but it was Mars rover Curiosity that drew the least-favorable reviews, and the harshest criticisms.
This Halloween eve, look upon in horror at the mark of a strange and terrible beast that roams the plains of the red planet. What horrible monster could leave such an eerie footprint? Also, it's over six miles long.
Check out this gorgeous Martian vista. This view of the Western Candor Chasma on Mars was created with data from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
10 years ago today, on April 7, 2001, NASA launched the 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter into the sky. Its name alluding to Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke's seminal story of space exploration, the Odyssey was equipped with spectrometers and electronic imaging systems in hopes of finding evidence of water or volcanic…