Since landing on Mars in January 2004, Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rovers, have helped scientists learn an amazing amount about the red planet. The sophisticated rovers far exceeded expectations with...
During the first of two landings in the Mars Exploration Rover mission, scientists and engineers were full of anticipation and anxiety the night that the rover 'Spirit' was due to land. Would the rover land safely and...
In this video segment, Dr. Ayanna Howard, a robotics engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, describes the process of designing and developing robotic devices to act as surrogates for humans in planetary...
This case study uses the example of Pluto: how do we determine what a planet is? The lesson compares orbital parameters like semi-major axis, orbital period and orbital resonance of different planets. The material would...
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