That spectrometer would be similar to one now orbiting the Red Planet on the European Space Agency's Mars
As a result, Mars
mania is sweeping the astronomy community, with many amateurs staying up till dawn in back yards and on mountaintops.
And of all the terrestrial planets, Mars
is most similar to Earth.
is proud to be a leader in this initiative and do the right thing for our children," said James Mattikow, President, Mars
Nutrition for Health & Well-Being.
Planetary scientists studying Mars
could use a breakthrough.
It is the first time NASA has done Mars
Pacific Standard Time on December 3, 1999, the Mars
Polar Lander spacecraft beamed one last "okay-to-go" signal to Earth before descending into the dusty Martin atmosphere.
Squyres, a professor of astronomy at Cornell University and principal investigator for the Mars
Exploration Rover Mission.
Finding substantial amounts of readily accessible water would be the space-faring equivalent of a grand slam home run because the water could be used by people during future Mars
We all want Martians, and if there's not life on Mars
, that's considered a negative result, a disappointment.
NASA's last attempt to orbit Mars
failed in 1993, when Mars
Observer vanished three days before reaching Mars
After 58 minutes, the Mars
Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) separated from the vehicle, departing Earth orbit for a seven-month journey to the Red Planet.