4Frontiers Corporation is a space commerce company founded in 2005 with the goal of the economically-viable settlement of the solar system. Its major focus is in developing systems to take advantage of the economic zones of Earth, the Moon, Mars, and the asteroid belt (hence the "four frontiers"), which 4Frontiers refers to collectively as the "Inner Solar System Economy". ...more on Wikipedia about "4Frontiers Corporation"
Adirondack is the nickname for Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's first target rock. Scientists chose Adirondack to be Spirit's first target rock rather than another rock, called Sashimi, that would have been a shorter, straight-ahead drive. Spirit traversed the sandy martian terrain at Gusev Crater to arrive in front of this football-sized rock on January 18, 2004, just three days after it successfully rolled off the lander. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adirondack (Mars)"
Alba Patera is a unique volcanic feature to the north of the Tharsis region of Mars, an enormous shield volcano roughly 1600 kilometers in diameter but only ~3 kilometers tall at its highest point. It has thinner lava flows than other Martian shield volcanos, with both enormous sheet-like layers and hundreds of long, narrow channels on its flanks. Most of the narrow channels are over 100 kilometers long, with some over 300 kilometers, suggesting very fluid lava erupting over long periods of time. Alba Patera is located on a system of faults running northwards from Tharsis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alba Patera"
ALH84001 (Allen Hills, 1984 #001) is a meteorite found in Allen Hills, Antarctica in December 1984 by a team of US meteorite hunters from the ANSMET project. Like other members of the group of SNCs (shergottite, nakhlite, chassignite), ALH84001 is almost certainly from Mars, shocked and broken by one or more meteorite impacts some 3.6 billion years ago, and blasted off of the surface of Mars in a separate impact about 15 million years ago. ...more on Wikipedia about "ALH84001"
The Apollo 1 Hills are three vastly separated hills located in Gusev Crater, on Mars. They were photographed from a great distance by the Spirit Rover. They are named in memory of the three astronauts who died on the launchpad of Apollo 1. ...more on Wikipedia about "Apollo 1 Hills"
Areography is the study of the features of the planet Mars such as landforms, climates, weather patterns, relic zones conserving possible lifeforms or their fossils, and also the physical processes that create and modify these features, and the spatial patterns among them. The term derives from Ares, the Greek equivilant of the Roman god Mars, by analogy with geography. ...more on Wikipedia about "Areography"
A table with the aspects (opposition, conjunction to sun, etc.) of the planet Mars from 2005 to 2020. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aspects of Mars"
The first meteor photographed on Mars (on March 7 2004 by the Spirit rover) is now believed to have been part of a meteor shower whose parent body is comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff. Because the radiant is in the constellation Cepheus, this meteor shower could be dubbed the Martian "Cepheids". ...more on Wikipedia about "Astronomy on Mars"
Aurorae Sinus is a dark feature in the southern hemisphere of the planet Mars. Together with albedo features contributed by Aonius Sinus and Solis Lacus, it is part of a feature known as the "eye of Mars". ...more on Wikipedia about "Aurorae Sinus"
The Australia Mars Analog Research Station (MARS-Oz) is a project being planned by the Mars Society to conduct geological exploration under constraints similar to those found on Mars, to develop field tactics based on those explorations, to test habitat design features and tools, and to assess crew selection protocols. The Mars Society of Australia is seeking sponsors to construct MARS-Oz in the Lake Frome Plains east of Arkaroola, and a primary focus of this MARS will be the search for ancient fossils. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australia Mars Analog Research Station"
* the Martian day (or sol) is very close to Earth's. A Mars solar day is 24 hours 39 minutes 35.244 seconds. ** See timekeeping on Mars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colonization of Mars"
The Columbia Hills are a range of low hills inside Gusev crater on Mars. They were discovered by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit when it landed within the crater in 2004. The hills lie approximately 3 kilometres away from the Rover's original landing position, and Spirit journeyed toward them via the crater Bonneville. Spirit is currently driving down the side of Husband Hill, having reached the summit on sol (day) 581 of it's mission. ...more on Wikipedia about "Columbia Hills"
The Darian Calendar is a system of time-keeping designed to serve the needs of any possible future human settlers on the planet Mars. It was created by aerospace engineer and political scientist Thomas Gangale in 1985 and named by him after his son Darius. ...more on Wikipedia about "Darian calendar"
Eos Chasma is a chasma in the southern part of the Valles Marineris canyon system of Mars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eos Chasma"
The exploration of Mars has been an important part of the space exploration missions of the Soviet Union (later Russia), the United States, Europe, and Japan. Dozens of unmanned spacecraft, including orbiters, landers, and rovers, have been launched toward Mars since the 1960s. These missions were aimed at gathering data and answering questions about the red planet and its past that may yield further insight into Earth's past, present, and future. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploration of Mars"
The Face on Mars is a large feature on the surface of the planet Mars located in the Cydonia region. It measures approximately 3 km long and 1.5 km across and lies some 10 degrees North of the Martian equator. It was first photographed on July 25, 1976 by the Viking 1 space probe orbiting the planet at the time. It was brought to the attention of the public in a NASA press release of the photo six days later. ...more on Wikipedia about "Face on Mars"
The Great Galactic Ghoul is a fictional space monster that consumes Mars probes. It was coined by Time Magazine journalist Donald Neff ** as a humorous answer for the high failure rate of probes sent to that planet, also known as the Mars Curse. A drawing of the supposed ghoul appeared on a wall at JPL. ...more on Wikipedia about "Galactic Ghoul"
Heat Shield Rock is a basketball-sized iron-nickel meteorite found on Mars by the Mars rover Opportunity in January 2005. The meteorite was formally named Meridiani Planum by the Meteoritical Society in October, 2005 (meteorites are always named after the place where they were found). ...more on Wikipedia about "Heat Shield Rock"
Larry's Lookout is located in Columbia Hills, Gusev Crater, Mars. It is named after geologist Larry Crumpler. ...more on Wikipedia about "Larry's Lookout"
Scientists have long speculated about the possibility of life on Mars due to that planet's proximity and similarity to Earth. It remains an open question whether life exists on Mars now, or existed there in the past. ...more on Wikipedia about "Life on Mars"
The following table is a partial list of artificial objects on the surface of Mars. Most are defunct after having served their purpose, but the MER-A Spirit rover and the MER-B Opportunity rover are still operational. The list does not include smaller objects such as parachutes or heatshields. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of artificial objects on Mars"
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system. It is named after Mars, the Roman god of war ( Ares in Greek mythology). Its name was chosen because of its red color, a feature that also earned it the nickname "The Red Planet." Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos; both are small and oddly-shaped, and are possibly captured asteroids. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mars"
(Mars Analogue Research Station Programme) ==Overview== ...more on Wikipedia about "Mars Analogue Research Station Programme"
A Mars meteorite is a meteorite that has landed on Earth but is believed to have originated from Mars. This could have been the result of an impact of a celestial body on Mars, sending material from Mars into space. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mars meteorite"
A Mars-crosser asteroid is an asteroid whose orbit crosses that of Mars. The known numbered Mars-crossers are listed here. Buried in the list are two peculiar asteroids: 5261 Eureka, the only numbered Martian Trojan, and (26677) 2001 EJ18, Mars' only other numbered co-orbital. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mars-crosser asteroid" Are you ready for www.shortopedia.com?
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