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read the article 'Mars Movie: I'm Dreaming of a Blue Sunset'
December 22, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A new Mars movie clip gives us a rover's-eye view of a bluish Martian sunset, while another clip shows the silhouette of the moon Phobos passing in front of the sun.
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read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Provides Travel Tips for Mars Rover'
December 16, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is getting important tips from an orbiting spacecraft as it explores areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments.
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read the article 'NASA's Odyssey Spacecraft Sets Exploration Record on Mars'
December 15, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet.
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read the article 'NASA's Odyssey Spacecraft Sets Exploration Record on Mars'
December 15, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Odyssey Orbiter Nears Martian Longevity Record'
December 9, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

By the middle of next week, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will have worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.
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read the article 'Odyssey Orbiter Nears Martian Longevity Record'
December 9, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

By the middle of next week, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will have worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.
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read the article 'Mars Rover Construction Webcam Tops Million Viewers'
November 30, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

More than one million people have watched assembly and testing of NASA's next Mars rover via a live webcam since it went online in October.
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read the article 'Mars Rovers Mission Using Cloud Computing'
November 2, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The project team that built and operates the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity has become the first NASA space mission to use cloud computing for daily mission operations.
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read the article 'Silica on a Mars Volcano Tells of Wet and Cozy Past'
October 31, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Light-colored mounds of a mineral deposited on a volcanic cone more than three billion years ago may preserve evidence of one of the most recent habitable microenvironments on Mars.
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read the article 'Study Links Fresh Mars Gullies to Carbon Dioxide'
October 29, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A growing bounty of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that the timing of new activity in one type of the enigmatic gullies on Mars implicates carbon-dioxide frost, rather than water, as the agent causing fresh flows of sand.
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read the article 'NASA Trapped Mars Rover Finds Evidence Of Subsurface Water'
October 28, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The ground where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck last year holds evidence that water, perhaps as snow melt, trickled into the subsurface fairly recently and on a continuing basis.
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read the article 'Watch Construction Of NASA's New Mars Rover Live On The Web'
October 21, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A newly installed webcam is giving the public an opportunity to watch technicians assemble and test the next NASA Mars rover, one of the most technologically challenging interplanetary missions ever designed.
read the article 'Watch Construction Of NASA's New Mars Rover Live On The Web' Read More
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read the article 'Long-Lived Mars Odyssey Gets New Project Manager'
October 15, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The new project manager for the longest-working spacecraft currently active at Mars, NASA's Mars Odyssey, has a long track record himself.
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read the article 'NASA gives LASP-led Mars mission green light'
October 5, 2010
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

The effort, known as the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission, will explore the past climate of Mars, including its potential for harboring life over the ages.
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read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Approaching Possible Meteorite'
September 21, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A dark rock about the size of a toaster oven is visible in images NASA's Mars rover Opportunity took on Sept. 16. It may be a meteorite. The rover is going for a closer look.
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read the article 'Mission Status Report: Orbiter Resumes Science Observations'
September 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter resumed observing Mars with its science instruments on Sept. 18, recovering from an unplanned reboot of its computer three days earlier.
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read the article 'Mission Status Report: Orbiter Resumes Science Observations'
September 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter resumed observing Mars with its science instruments on Sept. 18, recovering from an unplanned reboot of its computer three days earlier.
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read the article 'Team Restoring Mars Orbiter after Reboot'
September 17, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a precautionary standby mode after experiencing a spontaneous computer reboot on Sept. 15. The mission's ground team has begun restoring the spacecraft to full operations.
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read the article 'NASA Data Shed New Light About Water And Volcanoes On Mars'
September 9, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Instruments on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander included the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer, right, which analyzed the atmosphere, as well as soil samples.
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read the article 'Missing Piece Inspires New Look At Mars Puzzle'
September 3, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building blocks of life.
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read the article 'New Project Manager for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter'
August 2, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a new project manager: Phil Varghese, who has managed another veteran NASA Mars mission – the Mars Odyssey orbiter – since 2004.
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read the article 'NASA and ESA's First Joint Mission To Mars Selects Instruments'
August 2, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have embarked on a joint program to explore Mars in the coming decades and selected the five science instruments for the first mission.
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read the article 'NASA'S Hibernating Mars Rover May Not Call Home'
July 30, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA mission controllers have not heard from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit since March 22, and the rover is facing its toughest challenge yet – trying to survive the harsh Martian winter.
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read the article 'Martian Dust Devil Whirls into Opportunity's View'
July 28, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has photographed its first dust devil, a challenging feat in the area where Opportunity is working.
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read the article 'Mars Curiosity Takes First Baby Steps'
July 23, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Like proud parents savoring their baby’s very first steps, mission team members gathered in a gallery above a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to watch the Mars Curiosity rover roll for the first time.
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read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Camera Yields Most Accurate Mars Map Ever'
July 23, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A camera aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has helped develop the most accurate global Martian map ever. Researchers and the public can access the map via several websites and explore and survey the entire surface of the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Orbiter Puts Itself Into Standby Safe Mode'
July 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey returned to full operations on July 23. The orbiter's science camera, and two neutron detectors are working normally. Relays of communications from the Mars rover Opportunity have resumed.
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read the article 'NASA and Microsoft Provide Mars 3-D Close Encounter'
July 12, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and Microsoft Research are bringing Mars to life with new features in the WorldWide Telescope software that provide viewers with a high-resolution 3-D map of the Red Planet.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Seeing Destination in More Detail'
June 29, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A super-resolution view toward Endeavour Crater from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows discernible features in the rim of that long-term destination.
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read the article 'New Clues Suggest Wet Era on Early Mars was Global'
June 24, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Minerals in northern Mars craters seen by two orbiters suggest that a phase in Mars' early history with conditions favorable to life occurred globally, not just in the south.
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read the article 'Seventh Graders Find a Cave on Mars'
June 17, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

California middle school students using the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter have found lava tubes with one pit that appears to be a skylight to a cave.
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read the article 'NASA Dryden Hosts Radar Tests for Next Mars Landing'
June 11, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Engineers have finished a key step in testing the radar system for NASA's next mission to Mars, using helicopter flights at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
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read the article 'Detailed Martian Scenes in New Images from Mars Orbiter'
June 9, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Six hundred recent observations of the Mars landscape from an orbiting telescopic camera include scenes of sinuous gullies, geometrical ridges and steep cliffs.
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read the article 'NASA Rovers Finds Clue to Mars' Past and Environment for Life'
June 3, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four years of analysis by several scientists.
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read the article 'NASA Orbiter Penetrates Mysteries of Martian Ice Cap'
May 26, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home, New Image Shows Damage'
May 24, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander has ended operations after repeated, unsuccessful attempts to contact the lander, and a new orbiter image shows signs of ice damage to Phoenix.
read the article 'Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home, New Image Shows Damage' Read More
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read the article 'Geometry Drives Selection Date For 2011 Mars Launch'
May 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

For optimal communications during arrival at Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, will launch after Thanksgiving 2011 and land on Mars in August 2012.
read the article 'Geometry Drives Selection Date For 2011 Mars Launch' Read More
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read the article 'NASA's Mars Rovers Set Surface Longevity Record'
May 19, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project will pass a historic Martian longevity record on Thursday, May 20.
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read the article 'Final Attempts to Hear from Mars Phoenix Scheduled'
May 13, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

From May 17 to 21, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a fourth and final campaign to check on whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life.
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read the article 'New Martian Views From Orbiting Camera Show Diversity'
May 5, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New images from more than 750 recent observations of Mars by an orbiting telescopic camera testify to the diversity of landscapes there.
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read the article 'No Peep from Phoenix in Third Odyssey Listening Stint'
April 13, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter heard no signal from the Phoenix Mars Lander when it listened from orbit while passing over Phoenix 60 times last week.
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read the article 'Spirit May Have Begun Months-Long Hibernation'
March 31, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit skipped a planned communication session on March 30 and, as anticipated from recent power-supply projections, has probably entered a low-power hibernation mode.
read the article 'Spirit May Have Begun Months-Long Hibernation' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Spacecraft Snaps Photos Chosen by Public'
March 31, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars has returned the first pictures of locations on the Red Planet suggested by the public.
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read the article 'Space Operations Award Going to Mars Rover Team'
March 25, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team that operates NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity will receive the 2010 International Space Ops Award for Outstanding Achievement.
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read the article 'Opportunity Surpasses 20 Kilometers of Total Driving'
March 24, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity today surpassed 20 kilometers (12.43 miles) of total driving since it landed on Mars 74 months ago.
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read the article 'Mars Rover Examines Odd Material at Small, Young Crater'
March 24, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Weird coatings on rocks beside a young Martian crater remain puzzling after a preliminary look at data from examination of the site by NASA's Opportunity rover.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Getting Smarter as it Gets Older'
March 23, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, now in its seventh year on Mars, has a new capability to make its own choices about whether to make additional observations of rocks that it spots on arrival at a new location.
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read the article 'Mars Dunes: On the Move?'
March 4, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New studies of ripples and dunes shaped by the winds on Mars testify to variability on that planet, identifying at least one place where ripples are actively migrating and another where the ripples have been stationary for 100,000 years or more.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Speeds Past Data Milestone'
March 3, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's newest Mars orbiter, completing its fourth year at the Red Planet next week, has just passed a data-volume milestone unimaginable a generation ago and still difficult to fathom: 100 terabits.
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read the article 'Radar Map of Buried Martian Ice Adds to Climate Record'
March 2, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Extensive radar mapping of the middle-latitude region of northern Mars shows that thick masses of buried ice are quite common beneath protective coverings of rubble.
read the article 'Radar Map of Buried Martian Ice Adds to Climate Record' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Still Hears Nothing From Phoenix'
March 1, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

UPDATED : April 2, 2010 Third Listening Period to Begin Monday, April 5
From April 5 through April 9, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a third campaign to check whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life after experiencing a Martian arctic winter it was not designed to survive.
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read the article 'No Signal Heard During First Day of Resumed Listening for Phoenix'
February 23, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey began a second campaign Monday to check on whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has revived itself after the northern Martian winter. The orbiter received no signal from the lander during the first 10 overflights of this campaign.
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read the article 'Layers Piled in a Mars Crater Record a History of Changes'
February 11, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Near the center of a Martian crater about the size of Connecticut, hundreds of exposed rock layers form a mound as tall as the Rockies and reveal a record of major environmental changes on Mars billions of years ago.
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read the article 'Rover Gives NASA an
January 21, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity is allowing scientists to get a glimpse deep inside Mars.
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read the article 'NASA Orbiter Listening for Phoenix Lander Hears Nothing'
January 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

UPDATED: January 21, 2010
January Listening Period Ends with No Word from Phoenix Mars Lander


NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has completed all 30 relay overflights of the Phoenix landing site that were scheduled for Jan. 18 to 21, and heard nothing from the lander.
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read the article 'Public Invited To Pick Pixels on Mars'
January 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars will soon be taking photo suggestions from the public.
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read the article 'Resumed Mars Orbiter Observations Yield Stunning Views'
January 14, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dunes of sand-sized materials have been trapped on the floors of many Martian craters. This view shows dunes inside a crater in Noachis Terra, west of the giant Hellas impact basin in Mars' southern hemisphere.
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read the article 'NASA to Check for Unlikely Winter Survival of Mars Lander'
January 11, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Beginning Jan. 18, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will listen for possible, though improbable, radio transmissions from the Phoenix Mars Lander, which completed five months of studying an arctic Martian site in November 2008.
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read the article 'Martian Landform Observations Fill Special Journal Issue'
January 11, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Martian landforms shaped by winds, water, lava flow, seasonal icing and other forces are analyzed in 21 journal reports based on data from a camera orbiting Mars.
read the article 'Martian Landform Observations Fill Special Journal Issue' Read More
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read the article 'Goddard Scientist's Breakthrough Given Ticket to Mars'
January 6, 2010
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

A new Mars mission will be checking whether a carefully chosen area of Mars has ever had an environment favorable for the development of life and preservation of evidence about life.
read the article 'Goddard Scientist's Breakthrough Given Ticket to Mars' Read More

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