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The Rover “Opportunity” Reaches Its 5,000th Martian Dawn

    The Rover “Opportunity” Reaches Its 5,000th Martian Dawn By Judith E Braffman-Miller No other major planet in our Solar System has captured the collective imagination of our species more than the Red Planet Mars. This is because it has traditionally been considered the most likely abode of life beyond our Earth–where “little green men” frolic on a rust-red…

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A Doomed Martian Moon Has A Story To Tell

A Doomed Martian Moon Has A Story To Tell By Judith E Braffman-Miller Discovered in 1877 by the American astronomer Asaph Hall, the enigmatic duo of Martian moons, dubbed Phobos and Deimos, have both bewitched and bewildered planetary scientists trying to understand their many mysteries. The Martian moons are small and misshapen little objects, frequently considered to be captured asteroids,…

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