Steve Squyres

The Rock that Appeared Out of Nowhere on Mars

by Nancy Atkinson January 17, 2014

During last night’s celebration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of ten years of the Mars Exploration Rovers, mission principal investigator Steve Squyres shared several stories about the exploration and discoveries made by the rovers Spirit and Opportunity since they landed on Mars in 2004. An intriguing recent mystery is a strange rock that suddenly appeared […]

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Opportunity Rover Glimpses Conditions Suitable for Life

by Nancy Atkinson December 4, 2012

Whitewater Lake is the large flat rock in the top half of the image. From left to right it is about 30 inches (0.8 meter) across. The dark blue nubby rock to the lower left is “Kirkwood,” which bears non-hematite spherules. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ. Steve Squyres, Principal Investigator for the Mars Explorations […]

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