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Farewell – NASA’s Record-Setting Rover Mission on Mars Comes to an End this Week

Farewell – NASA’s Record-Setting Rover Mission on Mars Comes to an End this Week

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in […]

NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community. The rover mission is scheduled to launch in […]

Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 ‘Eyes’

Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 ‘Eyes’

A selection of the 23 cameras on NASA’s 2020 Mars rover. Many are improved versions of the cameras on the Curiosity rover, with a few new additions as well. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> When NASA’s Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two […]

Foundation Raises Funds for K9 Cop’s Medical Bills

Foundation Raises Funds for K9 Cop’s Medical Bills

By Tim Pompey When it comes to police work, the K9 unit has become an essential tool for law enforcement. According to the website Dogs for Law Enforcement, dogs have been used since the Roman times as sentries and for hunting. They began to be used in the 20th century “for certain important roles: sentry […]

Help Police Dog Injured in the Line of Duty

Help Police Dog Injured in the Line of Duty

Ventura Police k9’S are not funded by the city or taxpayer dollars. They are solely funded by donations from our generous community. K9 Officer Rover was recently injured on the job and accumulated some hefty medical bills and requires further treatment. June 10th we are having a fundraiser at Ventura West Marinas Harbor Cove Cafe […]

NASA Rover Findings Point to a More Earth-like Martian Past

NASA Rover Findings Point to a More Earth-like Martian Past

Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. Researchers found high levels of manganese oxides by using a laser-firing instrument on the rover. This hint of more oxygen in Mars’ early atmosphere adds to other Curiosity findings — […]

Revisit NASA’s Mars Pathfinder and Rover (360 View)

Revisit NASA’s Mars Pathfinder and Rover (360 View)

You can explore the landing site of NASA’s Pathfinder mission with your mouse or mobile device. This 360-degree view uses images taken in 1997 displayed using present-day technology. It includes the lander’s companion rover, Sojourner – the first rover on Mars- and top science targets. Not all Web browsers support viewing 360-degree videos and images. […]

Two officers on their beat–Rover and his partner Officer Rodriguez

Two officers on their beat–Rover and his partner Officer Rodriguez

From the Ventura Police Department K9 Unit’s Facebook Page: “Some of you may have seen them driving around town last week, but here is our newest K9 team, Officer Rodriguez and K9 Rover on the steps to the Ventura City Hall overlooking downtown Ventura.” You can donate to the K9 program through the National Police […]

K9 Cop and his handler about to begin their law enforcement career–Go get ’em!

K9 Cop and his handler about to begin their law enforcement career–Go get ’em!

K9 Rover and Officer Rodriguez are finishing up their last week of K9 Patrol School with the Inglis Police Dog Academy. The two will begin their long career together at the end of this week. Wish them luck and ask they stay safe will serving on the streets of Ventura. The Ventura Police Department K9 […]