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Mars Science Lab Operations Go Global
By Jeffrey Marlow

On Friday, Sanjeev Gupta, a Participating Scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, woke up in Pasadena and walked past his apartment complex's swimming pool to the parking garage.On Monday, Gupta had a very different commute to work, leaving his home near Greenwich, London, and boarding a local train into the city.
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Almost Ready for the Real Thing
By Jeffrey Marlow

The Sample Analysis at Mars instrument team prepares for one final run-through before its first soil analysis.
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How a Science Camera Supports Curiosity's Scooping Efforts
By Jeffrey Marlow

One scoopful coming right up, thanks to pointers from Curiosity's arm camera, MAHLI.
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Anatomy of a Decision
By Jeffrey Marlow

Sixty-eight minutes, two dozen scientists, two hours of science. Decisions must be made.
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Curiosity's Scientists get Confirmation of Instrument's Health
By Jeffrey Marlow

Over the last nine months, Curiosity has been through a lot: the trauma of launch, the frigid vacuum of space, and the turbulent descent through the martian atmosphere.
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Changing Of The Guard
By Jeffrey Marlow

At 12:20 a.m., after a jubilant press conference had been dismissed, after Will.i.am and Morgan Freeman had retreated to Hollywood, and after the pop-up gift shops had stopped selling Mars Science Lab
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Where to Draw the Lines? A Mapping Project
By Jeffrey Marlow

As Curiosity hurtles toward its landing site at Gale Crater, the Entry, Descent, and Landing team has taken center stage.
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