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read the article 'NASA Goddard Instrument Makes First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars'
December 16, 2014
The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars.
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read the article 'NASA to Hold Dec. 8 Media Teleconference on Mars Rover Curiosity Observations'
December 3, 2014

NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) Monday, Dec. 8, to discuss geological observations made by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
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read the article 'NASA Holds Telecon About Curiosity Mars Rover Science Campaign'
September 9, 2014

NASA will host a telecon at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Sept. 11, to discuss mission status and the future science campaign for the Mars rover Curiosity mission.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: Two Years and Counting on Red Planet'
August 5, 2014

NASA's most advanced roving laboratory on Mars celebrates its second anniversary since landing inside the Red Planet's Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012, PDT (Aug. 6, 2012, EDT).
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read the article 'NASA Upgrades Its 3-D Spacecraft App'
August 5, 2014

A new-and-improved version of NASA's Spacecraft 3D app for mobile devices is launching to coincide with the second anniversary of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover's landing on Mars.
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read the article '3D Computer Tools Help In Rover Planning'
August 4, 2014

Planning a rover's drive and activities takes a lot of thought! When Curiosity's Navigation Cameras (Navcams) take black-and-white images and send them back to Earth each day, rover planners combine them with other rover data to create 3D terrain models.
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read the article 'NASA Rover's Images Show Laser Flash on Martian Rock'
July 16, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first images of sparks on a Martian rock that result from the rover's laser instrument examining the rock.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Wrapping Up Waypoint Work'
May 15, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will depart the science waypoint where it drilled into a rock last week.
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read the article 'Drill Here? NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Inspects Site'
April 25, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has maneuvered into place for close-up examination of a sandstone surface, a possible target for the mission's next drilling into a rock.
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read the article 'Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First'
April 24, 2014

A new image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta.
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read the article 'The Opposition of Mars'
March 28, 2014

Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees 'Evening Star' Earth'
February 6, 2014

New images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky.
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read the article 'Through the Gap: Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Dune'
February 3, 2014

UPDATE: NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover has crossed a dune that stands across a gateway to a southwestward route favored by the rover team for driving to future science destinations.
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Landed:
10:32 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, 2012
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We made it! Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp 9/11/2014
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