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Mars landing went 'flawlessly,' scientists say - CNN.com

The Valles Marineris rift system on Mars is 10 times longer, five times deeper and 20 times wider than the Grand Canyon. This composite image was made aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which launched in 2001.

from Mashable

Here's the Most Stunning Photo of Mars the World Has Ever Seen

NASA has released a new panorama from its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, showing the terrain where the robot spent the four-month Martian winter. The full-circle scene combines 817 images shot by the panoramic camera (Pancam).

A professional baseball pitcher standing on asteroid Vesta's surface could throw a baseball into space. Start training now to beat the mini planet's gravity!

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Mars landing went 'flawlessly,' scientists say - CNN.com

In 2006, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured a 360-degree view known as the McMurdo panorama. The images were taken at the time of year when Mars is farthest from the sun and dust storms are less frequent.

from WIRED

Space Photo of the Day 2013

This mosaic of images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows Mount Sharp in raw color as recorded by the camera (see below for full image). Raw color shows the scene's colors as they would look in a typical smart-phone camera photo, before any adjustment.

Ravines sur la pente d'un cratère situé dans Newton Basin sur Mars, vues par la caméra MOC de la sonde Mars Global Surveyor. L'image a une résolution de 1,5 mètres par pixel. Comment se sont formées ces sillons sombres qui semblent dévaler cette pente martienne ? Sur Terre, des formations géologiques très semblables sont créées par d'épisodiques écoulements d'eau liquide. Mais sur Mars, du fait de la température et de la pression atmosphérique actuelle l'eau ne peut pas être stable à l'état…

SpaceX says it will put humans on Mars by 2026, almost 10 years ahead of NASA By Sebastian Anthony on June 18, 2014