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Long Distance Call to Pioneer 10 on its 30th Anniversary

Monday, March 4, 2002

It took a little extra effort, but NASA this weekend bridged a nearly seven-and-a-half billion mile span to make contact with Pioneer 10, a plucky space probe that first left Earth's gravitational pull more than 30 years ago...

More: NASA - An early NASA Pioneer still on the job in deep space

Mars Odyssey Reveals Mars Ice

Saturday, March 2, 2002

Vast regions of Mars abound in water, mixed as ice with the dirt, dust and rock that form the top 3 feet of the planet's surface, initial data from the mission suggests. The camera system on the Mars 2001 Odyssey sent its first detailed pictures from the Mars orbit last week. NASA released the images to the public during a press conference on Friday, March 1...

More: Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff Team Ecstatic About Images

More: Arizona Daily Sun - Odyssey Reveals Mars Ice

Link: ASU 2001 Mars Odyssey THEMIS - latest images, mission news, and info about the Thermal Emission Imaging System

Link: NASA/JPL 2001 Mars Odyssey - status reports, news, and more about this science mapping mission