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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 'ASU, USGS Project Yields Sharpest Map of Mars Surface Properties'
July 15, 2014

The most detailed global map yet made of Martian surface properties is the result of a joint project between ASU and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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read the article 'NASA Media Telecon on Status of LDSD Hawaiian Test Flight'
June 11, 2014

NASA did not conduct the flight test of the agency's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range in Kauai, Hawaii, during its designated launch period.
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read the article 'Before the Drop: Engineers Ready Supersonic Decelerator'
May 21, 2014

A saucer-shaped vehicle designed to test interplanetary landing devices hangs on a tower in preparation for launch at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
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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 'NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine'
April 17, 2014

In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of wind events in March boosted the amount of electricity available for the rover's work.
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read the article 'Replicating a Rock on Mars'
April 7, 2014

Scientists finally have their hands on a piece of Mars, sort of. Technology seemingly straight out of Star Trek allowed the replication of a rock on Mars using a 3D printer.
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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 'Cleaner NASA Rover Sees Its Shadow in Martian Spring'
March 27, 2014

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has captured a shadow selfie on a slope it is exploring with an increasing power supply, as winds remove some dust and spring days grow longer.
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read the article 'NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars'
March 19, 2014

Before-and-after observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter document the formation of a new gully channel, which likely resulted from action of dry-ice frost.
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read the article 'Relay Radio on Mars-Bound NASA Craft Passes Checkout'
February 28, 2014

With completion of a checkout of the relay radio on NASA's Mars-bound MAVEN spacecraft, all of the onboard payloads have now successfully passed initial in-flight checkouts.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Views Opportunity Rover on Ridge'
February 19, 2014

A new image from a telescopic camera orbiting Mars shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at work on "Murray Ridge," without any new impact craters nearby.
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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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