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read the article 'Opportunity Celebrates One Mars Year!'
December 12, 2005

As Opportunity opened her robotic eyes for the first time, it was clear Meridiani Planum was unlike any place NASA ever visited before. Unlike its older sibling, Spirit, Opportunity didn't have to wait for evidence of water's influence on the alien landscape.
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read the article 'Bump Into Mars Tonight'
December 9, 2005

Look for Mars in the night sky on December 12, 2005, and wish Opportunity a Happy One Martian Year Anniversary!
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read the article 'Spirit Marks One Year on Mars (One Martian Year, that is)'
November 21, 2005

Since Spirit's landing on January 3, 2004, Mars has completed one orbit around the Sun. That's one martian year - about twice as long as a year on Earth. With this anniversary in mind, it's time to celebrate the rover's acommplishments.
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read the article 'Meet the First Woman to Drive on Mars!'
November 9, 2005

From working with prototype rovers in an Earth-bound sandbox, to driving on the actual red sands of Mars, Dr. Ashley Stroupe gets the best of both planets.
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read the article 'Ice Beneath Mars Is Asking,
October 24, 2005

What could have been dismissed as "just static" in a radio signal is actually an echo from Mars that might reflect the shape of hidden ice and rock structures beneath the martian surface.
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read the article 'Earthlings Will Get a Better View of Mars'
October 20, 2005

In fall of 2005, Mars will outshine most of the stars in the night sky.
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read the article ''Live' Images from Mars at Camera Web Site'
October 14, 2005

Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) web site

An upgraded Web site offers images from Mars as soon as they are received from the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter. It also has user-controlled navigation to scroll and zoom within selected images, plus a global map for finding images.
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read the article ''Live' Images from Mars at Camera Web Site'
October 14, 2005

Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) web site

An upgraded Web site offers images from Mars as soon as they are received from the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter. It also has user-controlled navigation to scroll and zoom within selected images, plus a global map for finding images.
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read the article 'Journals of the Rovers' Journeys'
October 4, 2005

As the rovers keep journeying across the surface of Mars, scientists are busy churning out journal articles that herald the new discoveries revealed by their robot geologist partners.
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read the article 'A Broader Vision of Discovery'
August 17, 2005

Blind students explore Mars with computer skills and adventurers' hearts.
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read the article 'Countdown Nears: Final Tests'
August 4, 2005

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft performed an integrated system test with its Atlas V rocket on Monday, August 1, 2005, in the Atlas Vertical Integration Facility.
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read the article 'Countdown Nears: Final Tests'
August 4, 2005

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft performed an integrated system test with its Atlas V rocket on Monday, August 1, 2005, in the Atlas Vertical Integration Facility.
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read the article 'Cosmic Climbing and Timing'
July 13, 2005

As the shuttle returns to flight, the human spirit is inspired and the rover Spirit climbs the martian hills named in honor of the Columbia astronauts.
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read the article 'Lifting the Iron Curtain on Mars'
June 30, 2005

NASA scientists studying the red planet visit Moscow's Red Square to strengthen cultural ties and to exchange scientific discoveries with their Russian partners.
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read the article 'Cover Story in the Journal Geology'
June 1, 2005

Hawaiian volcanoes aren't exotic enough for Vicky Hamilton and Phil Christensen. Together, they used higher resolution data available from Mars Odyssey to make new discoveries about an area adjacent to a major martian volcano. Their research has earned them the cover story for this month's journal Geology.
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read the article 'Cover Story in the Journal Geology'
June 1, 2005

Hawaiian volcanoes aren't exotic enough for Vicky Hamilton and Phil Christensen. Together, they used higher resolution data available from Mars Odyssey to make new discoveries about an area adjacent to a major martian volcano. Their research has earned them the cover story for this month's journal Geology.
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read the article 'Odyssey as seen by Mars Global Surveyor'
May 19, 2005

Mars Global Surveyor snapped pictures of Odyssey as the orbiters flew past each other about 90 kilometers (56 miles) apart!

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read the article 'Odyssey as seen by Mars Global Surveyor'
May 19, 2005

Mars Global Surveyor snapped pictures of Odyssey as the orbiters flew past each other about 90 kilometers (56 miles) apart!

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read the article 'Spirit's Steep Climb to the Top'
April 28, 2005

Spirit backs off from its first attempt to reach the top of the "Columbia Hills." Scientists plan to try another route.
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read the article 'Opportunity Discovers Tiny Craters on Mars'
April 27, 2005

Opportunity Discovers Tiny Craters on Mars. The largest of the two is less than a foot wide.
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read the article 'Rich Zurek and the Mystery of the Disappearing Spacecraft'
April 12, 2005

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will follow clues to where the lost Mars Polar Lander and Beagle 2 might be.
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read the article 'Dust Devils on Mars'
March 25, 2005

Spirit spies a swarm of dust devils wheeling across the plains of Gusev Crater.
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read the article 'Debate Heats Up Over Natural Gas on Mars'
January 10, 2005

Localizing a source for reported methane on Mars could point the way to future exploration sites.
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