The Mars rover Spirit has been in hibernation on Mars due to the planet’s harsh winter. The mission team at NASA for the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit hope it will awaken from its deep slumber. They are listening for signs of life.
I know there are some people here who are very interested in colonizing Mars (at least there used to be). Has anyone ever heard of Mars One, based in the Netherlands? They're actually working on sending the first 4 person manned colony to Mars in 2024, with more groups going every two years after that. Crazy stuff.
Good luck to the NASA team responsible for their Curiosity Mars rover. I wish them all the luck in landing this exciting mission to explore Mars as never before. Does any one know if Linux is involved actually with the rover?
The NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found an interesting piece of information about the planet Mars. Its atmosphere varies greatly depending on the constantly changing tilt of its axis: less tilt results in less atmosphere, and vice versa.