Mars rover captures off-Earth travel distance record

Mars rover captures off-Earth travel distance record

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --NASA's other Mars rover, Opportunity, has injected itself back into the headlines, grabbing its own world record -- longest off-Earth driving distance.
Brooks Hays
Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- California scientist sues NASA for failing to investigate possible life on Mars, claiming a viral photo of a "jelly donut" rock actually shows fungus.
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Long-running Mars rover Opportunity in long uphill climb for science

Long-running Mars rover Opportunity in long uphill climb for science

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- NASA researchers say the agency's long-running Mars rover Opportunity has begun climbing the tallest hill it has encountered in its nearly 10 years on Mars.
NASA rover completes Mars 'walkabout'

NASA rover completes Mars 'walkabout'

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- NASA says the next science assignment for its long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is a further examination of an area where the robot just completed a walkabout.
Mars rover finds strange spheres on ground

Mars rover finds strange spheres on ground

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- NASA says researchers are struggling to identify and understand an image its long-lived rover Opportunity has returned of small spheres on the martian surface.
Rover image captures Mars panorama

Rover image captures Mars panorama

GREENBELT, Md., July 9 (UPI) -- NASA has released a full-circle panoramic photo taken by its Opportunity rover of the martian surface it describes as the next best thing to being there.
Mars rover finds more evidence of water

Mars rover finds more evidence of water

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Opportunity Mars rover has found powerful evidence of liquid water activity on the planet's surface, NASA says.
Mars rock coatings puzzle scientists

Mars rock coatings puzzle scientists

PASADENA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. space scientists say a strange coating on Mars rocks discovered by the rover Opportunity near a crater has left them puzzled.
Spirit stuck on Mars, Opportunity rolls on

Spirit stuck on Mars, Opportunity rolls on

ITHACA, N.Y., June 17 (UPI) -- Six years after landing on Mars, the rover Spirit is bogged down in Martian soil, researchers at Cornell University said, but Opportunity carries on.

Rover finds evidence of Mars volcano

ITHACA, N.Y., May 7 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars exploration rover Spirit has discovered evidence of an ancient volcanic explosion on the Red Planet.

Mars rover arrives at crater rim

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency NASA says the Mars rover Opportunity arrived Thursday at the rim of Victoria Crater after a 21-month-long journey.

Disney releases Mars film to Imax theaters

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. is releasing a film at 25 Imax theaters featuring the world's highest-resolution photographs of the planet Mars.

Mars rovers may yet make major discoveries

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- NASA scientists in Washington have stopped making predictions about the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity as the devices continue to navigate across Mars.

Mars rover discovers new type of rock

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Spirit rover has found a new class of water-affected rock on Mars, NASA scientists said Tuesday.

Mars rover finds more water evidence

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- NASA's Spirit rover has found more evidence of water activity on Mars, scientists said Monday.
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Steve Squyres
Steve Squyres, principal investigator for Mars rovers Opportunity and Spirit, speaks during a news conference announcing new photos made during the exploration of Victoria Crater on Mars at NASA headquarters in Washington on October 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Steven W. Squyres (born 1957) is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His research area is in planetary sciences, with a focus on large solid bodies in the solar system such as the terrestrial planets and the moons of the Jovian planets. Squyres is principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER). He is the recipient of the 2004 Carl Sagan Memorial Award and the 2009 Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Communication in Planetary Science. On October 28, 2010, Dr. Squyres received the 2010 Mines Medal for his achievements as a researcher and professor. He is the brother of Academy Award-nominated film editor Tim Squyres.

Squyres was raised in the town of Wenonah in southern New Jersey.

Squyres attended Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. He received his B.S. in Geology in 1978, his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1981 (where he was a student of Carl Sagan), and then spent five years as a postdoctoral associate and research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center before returning to Cornell as a faculty member. He received the H. C. Urey Prize from the Planetary Division of the American Astronomical Society in 1987. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science by the Franklin Institute. Is also a member of the college fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon.(TKE)

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