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Peculiar ‘Cauliflower Rocks’ May Hold Clues To Ancient Mars Life

An Arizona State University research team hypothesizes that strange "cauliflower-shaped" rocks discovered by the Spirit Rover in 2008 may have…

6 years ago

Spirit Rover Touchdown 12 Years Ago Started Spectacular Martian Science Adventure

Exactly 12 Years ago this week, NASA’s now famous Spirit rover touched down on the Red Planet, starting a spectacular…

6 years ago

Did A Lake Once Cover Spirit Rover’s Landing Site On Mars?

Science is an iterative process, with each discovery building on those made before. This means that as new evidence comes…

8 years ago

Spirit and Opportunity Top 10 Decade 1 Discoveries – Top Rover Scientist Tells Universe Today

A Top 10 Decade 1 Discovery by NASA's Twin Mars Exploration Rovers Carbonate-Containing Martian Rocks discovered by Spirit Mars Rover…

8 years ago

Spirit Retrospective: Top Shots on 10th Year Since Mars Touchdown

A Moment Frozen in Time On May 19th, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the…

8 years ago

Spirit Rover Landed on Mars 10 Years Ago Today

Ten Years Ago, Spirit Rover Lands on Mars This bird's-eye view from August 2005 combines a self-portrait of the spacecraft…

8 years ago

8 Years of Spirit on Mars – Pushing as Hard as We Can and Beyond !

[/caption] January 2012 marks the 8th anniversary since of the daring landing’s of “Spirit” and “Opportunity” - NASA’s now legendary…

10 years ago

Opportunity Rover Heads for Spirit Point to Honor Dead Martian Sister; Science Team Tributes

[/caption] Scientists leading NASA’s Mars rover team have selected “Spirit Point” as the name for the spot where the “Opportunity”…

11 years ago