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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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