National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

9:45am

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Mars Rover Opportunity Emerges From Winter Doldrums, Gets Back On Move

A mosaic of images taken in January 2012 shows Opportunity's vista north (left) and northeast (right), in an outcrop known as "Greeley Haven," where the rover spent its fifth Martian winter. The image released by NASA is presented in "false color," to make differences in the landscape easier to see.
NASA

With the darkest days of the Martian winter now over, NASA took its Opportunity Mars Rover for a drive this week. The rover had been stationary while its solar panels lacked enough sunlight to power its batteries.

The rover's drive Tuesday was a short one: "about 12 feet northwest and downhill," according to NASA. The agency says Opportunity has driven 21.4 miles since it landed on Mars in January of 2004.

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2:27pm

Mon April 30, 2012
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VIDEO: A Lyrical, Beautiful View Of Saturn And Jupiter

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 2:34 pm

Saturn.
NASA

From time to time we point to pictures released by NASA of our world outside our planet. But it's always nice when someone takes those raw, disparate images and puts them into some kind of narrative.

Sander van den Berg has taken images of Saturn and Jupiter from the Cassini and Voyager missions and made this stunningly beautiful video:

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6:38am

Fri April 27, 2012

5:35am

Fri April 27, 2012
The Two-Way

It's Your Turn, New York: Space Shuttle Fly-By Set For This Morning

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 10:42 am

Riding atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, the space shuttle Enterprise flew past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor today.
Bruce Bennett Getty Images

8:34am

Tue April 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Mine The Asteroids? How About By 2020?

A picture of the Eros asteroid taken by a NASA spacecraft.
JPL/JHUAPL NASA

It's not J.J. Abrams' souped up special effects film, 'Armageddon' - there's a real effort afoot to launch rockets into space to dock with asteroids. A new company is trying to do just that, and it's won the backing of several technology leaders.

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