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read the article 'Radar in Mars Orbit Maps North Polar Deposits'
December 19, 2011

An American-Italian radar instrument orbiting Mars has mapped the three-dimensional structure of layers beneath the surface in the planet's north polar region.
read the article 'Radar in Mars Orbit Maps North Polar Deposits' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars-Bound Rover Begins Research In Space'
December 13, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars. The research will aid in planning for future human missions to the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA Mars-Bound Rover Begins Research In Space' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Presents Software of the Year Award'
December 8, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS), novel autonomy software that has been operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since December 2009, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.
read the article 'NASA Presents Software of the Year Award' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Finds Mineral Vein Deposited By Water'
December 7, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Finds Mineral Vein Deposited By Water' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'New Tool for Touring Mars Using Detailed Images'
December 7, 2011

It's now easier than ever to explore Mars in the great detail offered by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
read the article 'New Tool for Touring Mars Using Detailed Images' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report: Course Excellent, Adjustment Postponed'
December 1, 2011

Excellent launch precision for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission has forestalled the need for an early trajectory correction maneuver, now not required for a month or more.
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report: Course Excellent, Adjustment Postponed' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Trio of NASA Missions Named 'Best of What's New''
November 30, 2011

NASA's Dawn, Mars Science Laboratory and MESSENGER missions have been honored by Popular Science magazine with "Best of What's New" Award in aviation and space.
read the article 'Trio of NASA Missions Named 'Best of What's New'' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Launches Most Capable and Robust Rover To Mars'
November 26, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:02 a.m. EST (7:02 a.m. PST).
read the article 'NASA Launches Most Capable and Robust Rover To Mars' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Launch Milestones'
November 23, 2011

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is tucked inside its Atlas V rocket, ready for launch on Nov. 26, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Launch Milestones' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Updates Prelaunch Events for Mars Science Lab.'
November 21, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has updated information about the news conferences and other events for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover launch. Liftoff is scheduled at 7:02 a.m. PST (10:02 a.m. EST) on Saturday, Nov. 26 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
read the article 'NASA Updates Prelaunch Events for Mars Science Lab.' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Launch Rescheduled for Nov. 26'
November 19, 2011

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is being delayed one day to allow time for the team to remove and replace a flight termination system battery.
read the article 'NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Launch Rescheduled for Nov. 26' Read More
Feature
read the article 'New NASA Missions to Investigate How Mars Turned Hostile'
November 18, 2011

Maybe because it appears as a speck of blood in the sky, the planet Mars was named after the Roman god of war. From the point of view of life as we know it, that's appropriate. The Martian surface is incredibly hostile for life.
read the article 'New NASA Missions to Investigate How Mars Turned Hostile' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
November 18, 2011

The Flight Readiness Review for the Mars Science Laboratory was conducted Friday in the mission briefing room at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
read the article 'Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes In Motion'
November 17, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards.
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes In Motion' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Hosts 150 Twitter Followers At Mars Rover Launch'
November 16, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
read the article 'NASA Hosts 150 Twitter Followers At Mars Rover Launch' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Sets Mars Science Laboratory Launch Coverage'
November 10, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is set to launch to the planet Mars aboard an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 26, 2011 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
read the article 'NASA Sets Mars Science Laboratory Launch Coverage' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Ready For November Launch Of Car-Size Mars Rover'
November 10, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's most advanced mobile robotic laboratory, which will examine one of the most intriguing areas on Mars, is in final preparations for a launch from Florida's Space Coast at 10:02 a.m. EST (7:02 a.m. PST) on Nov. 26.
read the article 'NASA Ready For November Launch Of Car-Size Mars Rover' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
November 10, 2011

In the Vertical Integration Facility at Launch Complex 41, the Mars Science Laboratory with the Curiosity rover is atop the Atlas V rocket.
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA To Hold Media Briefing About Mars Rover Launch'
November 8, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, with the largest and most capable rover going to another planet.
read the article 'NASA To Hold Media Briefing About Mars Rover Launch' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
November 3, 2011

The Curiosity rover and spacecraft components were delivered inside the fairing to the launch pad this morning.
read the article 'Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Study of Clays Suggests Watery Mars Underground'
November 2, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet's surface.
read the article 'NASA Study of Clays Suggests Watery Mars Underground' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
October 25, 2011

In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF), integration of the Mars Science Laboratory into the Atlas V payload fairing is under way this week.
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Rover Carries Device For Underground Scouting'
October 20, 2011

Russia has provided a neutron-shooting instrument called DAN that will enable NASA's next Mars rover to detect water-bearing minerals buried underneath the rover.
read the article 'Mars Rover Carries Device For Underground Scouting' Read More
Feature
read the article 'The Landing-Site Specialist'
October 18, 2011

Gale crater has been sitting just below the equator of Mars, minding its own business, for at least three and half billion years.
read the article 'The Landing-Site Specialist' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
October 14, 2011

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, gets ready to be encapsulated and transported to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Fla., later this month.
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Video Documents Three-Year Trek on Mars by NASA Rover'
October 10, 2011

A sequence of images, each taken at the end of a Martian day's drive, and a soundtrack from rover accelerometer data make a unique audio-visual record of a trek on Mars.
read the article 'Video Documents Three-Year Trek on Mars by NASA Rover' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Bring 'Curiosity' Into Your Classroom!'
October 10, 2011

Join us for an educator conference surrounding the upcoming launch of the next Mars rover Curiosity. The conference, scheduled for Nov. 25 through 27, 2011, will be filled with standards-aligned, STEM-related, hands-on activities, mission team speakers, a tour of Kennedy Space Center, a potential launch viewing, and image-rich classroom and other learning materials to take home. Register today!
read the article 'Bring 'Curiosity' Into Your Classroom!' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Meets its Match in Florida'
October 5, 2011

In a "match made for Mars," major components of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory have been connected at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, several weeks before launch.
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Meets its Match in Florida' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rovers Win Popular Mechanics 'Breakthrough' Award'
October 3, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the team that made and operated them, will receive a lifetime achievement award from Popular Mechanics magazine this month.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rovers Win Popular Mechanics 'Breakthrough' Award' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report'
September 30, 2011

The Curiosity rover and its spacecraft components are getting readied for launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
read the article 'Curiosity: Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report' Read More
Feature
read the article 'The Strange Attraction of Gale Crater'
September 29, 2011

After an eight-month voyage to Mars, Curiosity will land at the foot of a 3 mile high mountain in a crater named "Gale."
read the article 'The Strange Attraction of Gale Crater' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Announces Tweetup For Mars Rover Launch'
September 28, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a two-day launch Tweetup for 150 of its Twitter followers on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
read the article 'NASA Announces Tweetup For Mars Rover Launch' Read More
Feature
read the article 'MAVEN Mission Primary Structure Complete'
September 26, 2011

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission has reached a new milestone.
read the article 'MAVEN Mission Primary Structure Complete' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA Rover Inspects Next Rock at Endeavour'
September 14, 2011

The second rock that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is examining in its new neighborhood offers a taste of bedrock.
read the article 'NASA Rover Inspects Next Rock at Endeavour' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Memorial Image Taken on Mars on September 11, 2011'
September 12, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A view of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers was taken on Mars yesterday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks
read the article 'Memorial Image Taken on Mars on September 11, 2011' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status Report: Orbiter Resumes Use of Camera'
September 8, 2011

Operators of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are resuming use of the mission's highest resolution camera following a second precautionary shutdown in two weeks.
read the article 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status Report: Orbiter Resumes Use of Camera' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Tributes to Terrorism Victims Are On Mars'
September 8, 2011

Two interplanetary memorials to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks reside on Mars in tools from New York used by NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
read the article 'Tributes to Terrorism Victims Are On Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study Of Martian Crater'
September 1, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything the robot has studied in its first 7.5 years of exploration.
read the article 'NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study Of Martian Crater' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report: Launch Preparations Report'
August 31, 2011

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project continues to press ahead with launch preparation activities, planning to use additional time before encapsulating the rover in the launch vehicle's nose cone.
read the article 'Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report: Launch Preparations Report' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA Announces Media Telecon About Opportunity Rover'
August 30, 2011

NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m. PDT (3:30 p.m. EDT) to discuss progress of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
read the article 'NASA Announces Media Telecon About Opportunity Rover' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'New Rover Snapshots Capture Endeavour Crater Vistas'
August 19, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured eye-catching images of Martian terrain from its new perch at Endeavour Crater.
read the article 'New Rover Snapshots Capture Endeavour Crater Vistas' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Arrives At New Site on Martian Surface'
August 10, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

After a journey of almost three years, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks never seen before.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Arrives At New Site on Martian Surface' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Approaches Long-Term Goal'
August 8, 2011

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity may reach the rim of Endeavour crater in coming days.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Approaches Long-Term Goal' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing On Mars'
August 4, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.
read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing On Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'MAVEN Mission Completes Major Milestone'
July 22, 2011
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission reached a major milestone last week when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review (CDR).
read the article 'MAVEN Mission Completes Major Milestone' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater'
July 22, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet's Gale Crater.
read the article 'NASA's Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA's Opportunity Tops 20 Miles of Mars Driving'
July 19, 2011

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed a drive on July 17 that took the vehicle's total driving distance on Mars past 20 miles.
read the article 'NASA's Opportunity Tops 20 Miles of Mars Driving' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Rover Site Selection Down to Two Finalists'
July 6, 2011

NASA has narrowed to two sites the selection of where the Mars Science Laboratory rover will land in August 2012.
read the article 'Mars Rover Site Selection Down to Two Finalists' Read More
Feature
read the article 'New Animation Depicts Next Mars Rover in Action'
June 24, 2011

A new, high-definition animation of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission combines real scenes of Mars with spacecraft events such as landing on Mars and drilling into rocks.
read the article 'New Animation Depicts Next Mars Rover in Action' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Arrives in Florida After Cross-Country Flight'
June 23, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Arrives in Florida After Cross-Country Flight' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Radar for Mars Gets Flight Tests at NASA Dryden'
June 21, 2011

In a series of diving flights, an F/A-18 aircraft at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California is carrying a test model of the radar for the next landing on Mars.
read the article 'Radar for Mars Gets Flight Tests at NASA Dryden' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Continues Mobility Checkouts'
June 13, 2011

America's next Mars rover, Curiosity, has been driving and moving its arm during its final weeks at its California birthplace.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Continues Mobility Checkouts' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Opportunity Heads Toward ‘Spirit Point’'
June 8, 2011

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is driving toward a destination informally named "Spirit Point" in honor of the rover's twin.
read the article 'Opportunity Heads Toward ‘Spirit Point’' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Opportunity Passes Small Crater and Big Milestone'
June 2, 2011

After a recent encounter with a young crater, NASA Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity surpassed 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) in total driving yesterday (June 1).
read the article 'Opportunity Passes Small Crater and Big Milestone' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Camera Duo On Mars Rover Mast Will Shoot Color Views'
May 31, 2011

The main science imaging instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines telephoto and wider-angle full-color cameras to see surroundings in detail and in motion.
read the article 'Camera Duo On Mars Rover Mast Will Shoot Color Views' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA's Spirit Rover Completes Mission On Mars'
May 25, 2011

NASA's Mars rover Spirit, which overcame many obstacles during a prolonged lifetime to achieve discoveries about water and environments on ancient Mars, has finished its work.
read the article 'NASA's Spirit Rover Completes Mission On Mars' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'A Heartfelt Goodbye to a Spirited Mars Rover'
May 25, 2011

Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas sent this letter to his team shortly after the final command was sent to the Mars rover Sprit, which operated on the surface of Mars for more than six years and made numerous scientific discoveries.
read the article 'A Heartfelt Goodbye to a Spirited Mars Rover' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Concludes Attempts To Contact Mars Rover Spirit'
May 24, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, which last communicated on March 22, 2010.
read the article 'NASA Concludes Attempts To Contact Mars Rover Spirit' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Hardware Lifting Incident'
May 24, 2011

During processing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., an incident occurred on Friday, May 20, involving the spacecraft's back shell.
read the article 'Hardware Lifting Incident' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Rover Driving Leaves Distinctive Tracks'
May 18, 2011

A dance-step pattern visible in wheel tracks imprinted recently by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity results from use of an autonomous hazard-checking technique.
read the article 'Mars Rover Driving Leaves Distinctive Tracks' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Mission Components Delivered to Florida'
May 13, 2011

The aeroshell and cruise stage for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Thursday night from California and Colorado.
read the article 'Mars Mission Components Delivered to Florida' Read More
Feature
read the article 'JPL Facility Has Built Famed Spacecraft For 50 Years. See it at JPL Open House May 14 and 15'
May 12, 2011

The Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has birthed robotic explorers sent to destinations throughout the solar system over the past five decades.
read the article 'JPL Facility Has Built Famed Spacecraft For 50 Years. See it at JPL Open House May 14 and 15' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Missions'
May 5, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has selected three science investigations from which it will pick one potential 2016 mission to look at Mars' interior for the first time; study an extraterrestrial sea on one of Saturn's moons; or study in unprecedented detail the surface of a comet's nucleus.
read the article 'NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Missions' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Tribute Marks Memories of Shepard's Flight'
May 4, 2011

A relatively young crater on Mars informally bears the name of the Freedom 7 spacecraft that astronaut Alan Shepard piloted in America's first human spaceflight 50 years ago.
read the article 'Mars Tribute Marks Memories of Shepard's Flight' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Reveals Big Changes in Mars' Atmosphere'
April 21, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered the total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet's axis varies.
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Reveals Big Changes in Mars' Atmosphere' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Mars Rover's 'Gagarin' Moment Applauded Exploration'
April 11, 2011

Approaching the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, Mars rover team members are remembering a Martian rock informally named for Yuri Gagarin.
read the article 'Mars Rover's 'Gagarin' Moment Applauded Exploration' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Work Stopped on Alternative Cameras for Mars Rover'
March 25, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The main camera instrument for the next rover to Mars will use a pair of cameras with different focal lengths, already installed and tested, rather than twin zoom cameras.
read the article 'Work Stopped on Alternative Cameras for Mars Rover' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Alternatives Have Begun in Bid to Hear from Spirit'
March 18, 2011

Hopes for reviving NASA's Spirit Mars rover dimmed further with passage last week of the point at which the rover's locale received its maximum sunshine for the Martian year.
read the article 'Alternatives Have Begun in Bid to Hear from Spirit' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Next Mars Rover Gets a Test Taste of Mars Conditions'
March 18, 2011

A space-simulation chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., is temporary home this month for the Curiosity rover, which will land on Mars next year.
read the article 'Next Mars Rover Gets a Test Taste of Mars Conditions' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Madrid Event Marks Spain's Role in Next Mars Mission'
March 17, 2011

Governments of the United States and Spain saluted collaboration in the Mars Science Laboratory mission with an agreement-signing ceremony today, March 17, in Madrid.
read the article 'Madrid Event Marks Spain's Role in Next Mars Mission' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Prolific NASA Orbiter Reaches Five-Year Mark'
March 9, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's versatile Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which began orbiting Mars five years ago tomorrow, March 10, has radically expanded our knowledge of the Red Planet and is now working overtime.
read the article 'Prolific NASA Orbiter Reaches Five-Year Mark' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Color View from Orbit Shows Mars Rover Beside Crater'
March 9, 2011

A new color view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter catches the rover Opportunity at work beside a football-field-size crater which the rover will soon leave behind.
read the article 'Color View from Orbit Shows Mars Rover Beside Crater' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Some Of Mars' Missing Carbon Dioxide May Be Buried'
March 8, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rocks on Mars dug from far underground by crater-blasting impacts are providing glimpses of one possible way Mars' atmosphere has become much less dense than it used to be.
read the article 'Some Of Mars' Missing Carbon Dioxide May Be Buried' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Advanced NASA Instrument Gets Close-up on Mars Rocks'
February 18, 2011

NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, will take a next generation "hands-on" look at rocks and soils to determine the chemical makeup near its landing zone.
read the article 'Advanced NASA Instrument Gets Close-up on Mars Rocks' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Happy Valentine's Day from Mars'
February 14, 2011

Hearty thoughts are prompted by the image of a crater in the Arabia Terra region of Mars, taken by the Conext Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
read the article 'Happy Valentine's Day from Mars' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Rover x 3: Web Chat for Students'
January 24, 2011

Engineers and technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory continue to put finishing touches on the rovers' successor, the Mars Science Laboratory, also known as Curiosity.
read the article 'Rover x 3: Web Chat for Students' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Sliding Behind Sun After Rover Anniversary'
January 20, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Opportunity will temporarily suspend commanding for 16 days after the rover's seventh anniversary next week, but the rover will stay busy.
read the article 'Mars Sliding Behind Sun After Rover Anniversary' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Will Check for Ingredients of Life'
January 18, 2011

One of the jobs for the biggest science instrument on NASA's next Mars rover will be to check for the carbon-based molecular building blocks of life.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Will Check for Ingredients of Life' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Web-Streamed Event Will Cover Mars Science Findings'
January 11, 2011

Scientists will discuss recent discoveries about Mars and future Mars exploration at a Jan. 13 event to be streamed live and archived.
read the article 'Web-Streamed Event Will Cover Mars Science Findings' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Checking on Rover Spirit During Martian Spring'
January 4, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Nine months after last hearing from the Mars rover Spirit, NASA is stepping up efforts to regain communications with the rover before spring ends on southern Mars in mid-March.
read the article 'NASA Checking on Rover Spirit During Martian Spring' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Rover Will Spend 7th Birthday at Stadium-Size Crater'
January 4, 2011

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity beside a crater where the rover will spend the seventh anniversary of its landing.
read the article 'Rover Will Spend 7th Birthday at Stadium-Size Crater' Read More

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