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Why did Mars Pathfinder have such a high atmospheric entry velocity?

I was wondering what the highest atmospheric entry velocity of any lander was at Mars, for direct-entry landers (as opposed to those released from an orbiter), the atmospheric entry velocity tends to ...
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Sources for Mars rover sensor data

Is it possible to get sensor data from past or present martian rovers sent by NASA? Specifically, I'm looking for accelerometer and wheel torque data from the rovers. I've searched their "...
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Why was the "Presidential Panorama of Mars" called presidential?

From The Astronomy Picture of the Day for 2000 May 14 : Explanation: Scroll right to unfold one of the great panoramas ever taken on the surface of Mars. For best viewing, click and hold the right ...
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Rover vs pathfinder vs lander?

I am confused in difference between rover and pathfinder and lander I have often read/heard all these three terms when searching/studying about Mars Although all 3 of these are parts of space craft ...
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What is/was the IMP team? (related to Mars Pathfinder)

The Astronomy Picture to of the Day for 2000 May 14 titled A Presidential Panorama of Mars credits the panoramic image to: IMP Team JPL NASA but the first link does not seem to work. ...