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New Exhibit of Nasa Photographs Opens at Johnson Museum The Cornell Daily Sun
Rover Finds New Signs of Water The Cornell Daily Sun
Nearly three weeks after the Mars rover Opportunity encountered the first meteorite ever discovered on the surface of a foreign planet, its sibling, the Mars rover Spirit, stumbled upon a native Martian rock that scientists claim provides strong evidence of the existence of liquid water during the Martian past. The rover spent nearly 13 earth days drilling into the rock, analyzing its interior and taking pictures, despite reduced energy due to dust storms. The investigation of the rock, nicknamed Peace, revealed a large quantity of sulfate salt in the rock’s interior — a substance that may have been deposited by liquid water.
Total Recall for Rover Team The Cornell Daily Sun
Four Cornell space scientists are part of a team planning NASA’s next Mars rover mission, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). Scheduled for launch in 2009, the mission will explore the region for organic molecules to determine if Mars’ environment is suitable for potential life or has hosted life previously. Filmmaker James Cameron, the director of Titanic, is also collaborating with the team to work with the camera.
Cornell’s Man on Mars The Cornell Daily Sun
It cannot be seen through the rainclouds, but somewhere up in the sky, two rovers are driving around on Mars collecting data. Yesterday, students and faculty had to go no farther than Goldwin Smith Hall to reap the benefits. Prof Steve Squyres Ph.D.’78, astronomy, who is the mission’s science team leader, gave an overview of the mission to a packed audience in the Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium and explained how the rovers work and what they have found.
Looking at Mars in 3-D The Cornell Daily Sun
To celebrate and explore the recent Mars landing, the office of the provost started giving away one thousand pairs of 3-D glasses last week. The glasses, which can be used to view the 3-D images being sent back by the Spirit and Opportunity rovers, are available at the information desk in the Straight.