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NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers' discovery of evidence of past water on Mars was the top scientific "Breakthrough of the Year," according to the journal Science.


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microscopic image of jagged mini-landscape on a rock called GongGong

Microscopic View on Mars
02.06.06 -- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its microscopic imager to capture this spectacular, jagged mini-landscape on a rock called "GongGong." Measuring only 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across, this surface records two of the most important and violent forces in the history of Mars -- volcanoes and wind.
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Rovers Look Forward to A Second Martian Spring
August 8, 2006 is winter solstice on Mars, the shortest day of the Martian year.
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Spirit Struggles to Survive the Martian Winter
More than two years after landing on Mars, Spirit can only drive on five wheels.
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 01.24.06 - Mars Rovers Advance Understanding of the Red Planet
NASA's Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have been working overtime to help scientists better understand ancient environmental conditions on the red planet.
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 12.05.05 - NASA's Mars Rovers Continue to Explore and Amaze
NASA's durable twin Mars rovers have successfully explored the surface of the mysterious red planet for a full Martian year (687 Earth days).
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 11.29.05 - NASA Rover Helps Reveal Possible Secrets of Martian Life
Life may have had a tough time getting started in the ancient environment that left its mark in the Martian rock layers examined by NASA's Opportunity rover.
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 Screenshot from the video 'Opportunity: Erebus Rim'
Opportunity Video: Erebus Rim
This video shows a panoramic view from Opportunity: the rim at "Erebus Crater."
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 Screenshot fron the video 'Spirit: Summit Panorama'
Special-Effects Spirit on Flank of "Husband Hill"
A special effects video showing Spirit's panoramic view from "Husband Hill."
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 Spirit panorama at Husband Hill
Flash Feature - Two Years on Mars
The Mars Exploration Rovers mark two years on the red planet.
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Podcast: Mars Rover Update
Part 2 of an interview with rover scientist Dr. Steve Squyres.
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 Two Moons and the Pleiades from Mars
Moons of Mars
NASA's Spirit rover photographed the two moons of Mars.
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