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By James A. Lyons Jr.
The president has shifted alliance from friend to enemy
Topic - Steve Squyres
Mars may not have aliens, but it does have "jelly doughnut" rocks — and NASA scientists are baffled.
After rolling around the Martian plains for more than eight years, the Opportunity rover finally found a spot believed to be rich in clay minerals, scientists said Tuesday.
NASA's most high-tech Mars rover on Sunday zeroed in on the red planet where it will attempt a tricky celestial gymnastics routine during a "seven minutes of terror" plummet through the atmosphere.
Hurtling ever closer to Mars, NASA's most high-tech interplanetary rover prepared for the riskiest part of its journey: diving through the Martian atmosphere and pulling off a new landing routine.
"I'm not ready to say goodbye yet," said mission chief scientist Steve Squyres of Cornell University. "That moment will come someday, but now is not the time."
"I wish we could do them all," said Cornell University astronomer Steve Squyres, who chaired the panel that came up with the list.