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NASA Selects 28 Participating Scientists for Mars Rover Mission

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

USGS Astrogeology's Jeff Johnson is among 28 scientists NASA has selected for participation in the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission. The mission consists of two separate, though identical, rovers scheduled for launch in mid-2003 and arrival at separate destinations on Mars in early 2004...

More: NASA Spacelink - Mars Mission Scientists Selected

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Exploration Rover Project

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Pathfinder and 2003 Rover Missions

Found it! Ice on Mars

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Using instruments on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, surprised scientists have found enormous quantities of buried treasure lying just under the surface of Mars -- enough water ice to fill Lake Michigan twice over. And that may be only the tip of the iceberg...

More: Science@NASA - Found it! Ice on Mars

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Ice - Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer

Link: USGS Astro - Ice & Polar Research