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read the article 'JPL To Test New Supersonic Decelerator Technology'
December 17, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A giant crane towering above JPL will help test components of NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
read the article 'JPL To Test New Supersonic Decelerator Technology' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Spacecraft Reveals a More Dynamic Red Planet'
December 10, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed to scientists slender dark markings -- possibly due to salty water - that advance seasonally down slopes surprisingly close to the Martian equator.
read the article 'NASA Mars Spacecraft Reveals a More Dynamic Red Planet' Read More
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read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Dynamic Mars Over Time'
December 10, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Live Ustream Webcast: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. PST, on results from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Dynamic Mars Over Time' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help'
December 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help' Read More
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read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Results from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity'
December 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Live Ustream Webcast: Monday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. PST. NASA Mars rover Curiosity is examining evidence about ancient Martian environmental conditions that were favorable for microbial life.
read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Results from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity' Read More
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read the article 'Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps'
December 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Since landing on Mars 16 months ago, NASA's Curiosity rover has fired its French-made laser more than 100,000 times to investigate the composition of rocks or soil targets.
read the article 'Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps' Read More
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read the article 'Mission Managers Hail Successful MAVEN Launch'
November 19, 2013
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission began with a smooth countdown and flawless launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41.
read the article 'Mission Managers Hail Successful MAVEN Launch' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Launches Mission to Study Upper Atmosphere of Mars'
November 18, 2013
Source: NASA/GSFC/KSC

A NASA mission that will investigate how Mars lost its atmosphere and abundant liquid water launched into space at 1:28 p.m. EST Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
read the article 'NASA Launches Mission to Study Upper Atmosphere of Mars' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Administrator to View Orion Spacecraft and MAVEN Launch Preparations'
November 14, 2013
Source: NASA/KSC

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will view the latest progress on NASA's Orion spacecraft and launch preparations for the next Mars mission at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 17.
read the article 'NASA Administrator to View Orion Spacecraft and MAVEN Launch Preparations' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites In Memory of Bruce Murray'
November 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Features on Mars important to the missions of NASA's two active Mars rovers are now called "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of influential planetary scientist Bruce Murray (1931-2013).
read the article 'Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites In Memory of Bruce Murray' Read More
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read the article 'What Happened to Mars? A Planetary Mystery'
November 12, 2013
Source: Science@NASA

Billions of years ago when the planets of our solar system were still young, Mars was a very different world.
read the article 'What Happened to Mars? A Planetary Mystery' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'MAVEN Solar Wind Electron Analyzer Seeks Answers at Microscopic Levels'
November 12, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission launches in November to study why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere, one of its instruments will look to electrically charged particles called electrons for answers.
read the article 'MAVEN Solar Wind Electron Analyzer Seeks Answers at Microscopic Levels' Read More
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read the article 'MAVEN Briefings and Events'
November 8, 2013
Source: Kennedy Space Center

NASA's next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutionN, or MAVEN, is set to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket Nov. 18.
read the article 'MAVEN Briefings and Events' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'MAVEN's Rollout to Launch Complex Rescheduled; Launch Date Unchanged'
November 7, 2013
Source: NASA/Kennedy Space Center

During testing at Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a leak was discovered in a ground system gaseous purge line required for the MAVEN spacecraft.
read the article 'MAVEN's Rollout to Launch Complex Rescheduled; Launch Date Unchanged' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'What MAVEN Would See on Mars on Halloween'
October 31, 2013
Source: NASA/Goddard

The sun has emitted many coronal mass ejections in the week leading up to Oct. 31, 2013, which merged together over time to pass Mars.
read the article 'What MAVEN Would See on Mars on Halloween' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Prepares to Launch First Mission to Explore Martian Upper Atmosphere'
October 28, 2013
Source: NASA/Goddard

A NASA spacecraft that will examine the upper atmosphere of Mars in unprecedented detail is undergoing final preparations for a scheduled 1:28 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
read the article 'NASA Prepares to Launch First Mission to Explore Martian Upper Atmosphere' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Hosts NASA TV News Briefing on Upcoming Mars Mission'
October 23, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a news briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 28, to discuss the upcoming launch of the agency's next mission to Mars and the first devoted to understanding the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA Hosts NASA TV News Briefing on Upcoming Mars Mission' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Heads Uphill'
October 23, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover has begun climbing "Solander Point," the northern tip of the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission's nearly 10 Earth years on Mars.
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Heads Uphill' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'First HiRISE Images of Comet ISON'
September 29, 2013
Source: University of Arizona

On 29 September 2013, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) maneuvered to point its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera at ISON, a new comet passing by Mars on its way into the inner Solar System.
read the article 'First HiRISE Images of Comet ISON' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Wants Investigations for a Mars 2020 Rover'
September 27, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA is soliciting proposals for instruments to fly on the next Mars rover.
read the article 'NASA Wants Investigations for a Mars 2020 Rover' Read More
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read the article 'Science Gains From Diverse Landing Area of Curiosity'
September 26, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere.
read the article 'Science Gains From Diverse Landing Area of Curiosity' Read More
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read the article 'Communications Tests Go the Distance for MAVEN'
September 20, 2013
Source: NASA/Kennedy Space Center

It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.
read the article 'Communications Tests Go the Distance for MAVEN' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars'
September 19, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Hosts Social Media Event at MAVEN Launch in Florida'
September 17, 2013
Source: NASA/Kennedy Space Center

NASA will give 150 of its social media followers an insider's look at America's space program and the opportunity to see a launch in person.
read the article 'NASA Hosts Social Media Event at MAVEN Launch in Florida' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'MAVEN Paces Through Prelaunch Prep'
September 6, 2013
Source: NASA/Kennedy Space Center

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, better known as MAVEN, is slated for launch Nov. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
read the article 'MAVEN Paces Through Prelaunch Prep' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Evaluates Four Candidate Sites for 2016 Mars Mission'
August 29, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential landing sites for the agency's next mission to the surface of Mars, a 2016 lander to study the planet's interior.
read the article 'NASA Evaluates Four Candidate Sites for 2016 Mars Mission' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Rover Gets Movie As A Mars Moon Passes Another'
August 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
read the article 'NASA Rover Gets Movie As A Mars Moon Passes Another' Read More
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read the article 'Haiku Selected To Be Carried On Next NASA Mars Mission'
August 8, 2013
Source: University of Colorado, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission scheduled to launch in November, will carry over 1,100 personal three-line poems, or haiku.
read the article 'Haiku Selected To Be Carried On Next NASA Mars Mission' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Begins Launch Preparations for Next Mars Mission'
August 5, 2013
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's next spacecraft going to Mars arrived Friday, Aug. 2, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and is now perched in a cleanroom to begin final preparations for its November launch.
read the article 'NASA Begins Launch Preparations for Next Mars Mission' Read More
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars'
August 2, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover will mark one year on Mars next week and has already achieved its main science goal of revealing ancient Mars could have supported life.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter'
July 24, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and the wheel tracks starting at its landing site.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'MAVEN Spectrometer Opens Window to Red Planet's Past'
July 18, 2013
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

When NASA's MAVEN mission begins its journey to the Red Planet later this year, it will be equipped with a special instrument to take the planet back in time.
read the article 'MAVEN Spectrometer Opens Window to Red Planet's Past' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Third Drive of Curiosity's Long Trek Covers 135 Feet'
July 11, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 135 feet (41 meters) on Tuesday, July 9, the third drive in a journey of many months from the "Glenelg" area to Mount Sharp.
read the article 'Third Drive of Curiosity's Long Trek Covers 135 Feet' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Science Team Outlines Goals For NASA's 2020 Mars Rover'
July 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth, and demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, according to a report provided to the agency.
read the article 'Science Team Outlines Goals For NASA's 2020 Mars Rover' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Discusses Mars 2020 Plans In July 9 Teleconference'
July 8, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, July 9 to provide details about a report that will help define science objectives for the agency's next Mars rover.
read the article 'NASA Discusses Mars 2020 Plans In July 9 Teleconference' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award'
June 21, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA's premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award.
read the article 'NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award' Read More
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read the article 'Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover'
June 19, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great detail.
read the article 'Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Water-Ice Clouds Are Key To Odd Thermal Rhythm'
June 12, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.
read the article 'Mars Water-Ice Clouds Are Key To Odd Thermal Rhythm' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Marks On Martian Dunes May Be Tracks Of Dry-Ice Sleds'
June 11, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide -- dry ice -- may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go.
read the article 'Marks On Martian Dunes May Be Tracks Of Dry-Ice Sleds' Read More
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Nears Turning Point'
June 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Curiosity is finishing investigations in an area smaller than a football field where it has been working for six months, and it will soon shift to a distance-driving mode headed for an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) away, at the base of Mount Sharp.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Nears Turning Point' Read More
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read the article 'NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover'
June 4, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.
read the article 'NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover' Read More
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read the article 'Data From NASA Rover's Voyage To Mars Aids Planning'
May 30, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Measurements taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space expeditions in the future.
read the article 'Data From NASA Rover's Voyage To Mars Aids Planning' Read More
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read the article 'NASA To Discuss Mars Curiosity Radiation Findings'
May 28, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 30, to present new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the rover Curiosity.
read the article 'NASA To Discuss Mars Curiosity Radiation Findings' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Examines Clay Clues in Rock'
May 17, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is driving to a new study area after a dramatic finish to 20 months on "Cape York" with examination of a rock intensely altered by water.
read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Examines Clay Clues in Rock' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target On Mars'
May 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target On Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Wins Prestigious Aerospace Industry Awards'
May 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.
read the article 'NASA Wins Prestigious Aerospace Industry Awards' Read More
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read the article 'Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List'
April 18, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth.
read the article 'Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiters Have New Project Managers'
April 17, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars, both working long past their original prime missions, have new project managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiters Have New Project Managers' Read More
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read the article 'Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic'
April 8, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains quite active, recent findings from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity indicate.
read the article 'Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic' Read More
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read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind'
April 3, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground.
read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind' Read More
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read the article 'Final MAVEN Instrument Integrated to Spacecraft'
April 3, 2013
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

An instrument that will measure the composition of Mars' upper atmosphere has been integrated into NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. MAVEN has a scheduled launch date of Nov. 18.
read the article 'Final MAVEN Instrument Integrated to Spacecraft' Read More
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read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend In Water Presence'
March 18, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has seen evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had already found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend In Water Presence' Read More
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read the article 'Moon, Mars Science Conference Events to Be Streamed'
March 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Curiosity and lunar GRAIL missions, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be among those discussed during the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston on March 18 to 22.
read the article 'Moon, Mars Science Conference Events to Be Streamed' Read More
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read the article 'Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp'
March 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rising above the present location of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, higher than any mountain in the 48 contiguous states of the United States, Mount Sharp is featured in new imagery from the rover.
read the article 'Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp' Read More
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read the article 'Particles And Fields Package Integrated On Upcoming Mars Bound Spacecraft'
March 14, 2013
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

The six science instruments that comprise the Particles and Fields Package that will characterize the solar wind and ionosphere of Mars have been integrated aboard NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft.
read the article 'Particles And Fields Package Integrated On Upcoming Mars Bound Spacecraft' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Curiosity Lands South By Southwest Interactive Award'
March 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The down-to-Earth persona of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, expressed on Twitter, Facebook, live streaming on Ustream, viral videos and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, has captured the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Award for best social media campaign.
read the article 'Mars Curiosity Lands South By Southwest Interactive Award' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Mission Picked For Smithsonian Honor'
March 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team in charge of successfully landing NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will receive the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Mission Picked For Smithsonian Honor' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life On Mars'
March 12, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.
read the article 'NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life On Mars' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Helps See Buried Mars Flood Channels In 3-D'
March 7, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided images allowing scientists for the first time to create a 3-D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the Martian surface.
read the article 'NASA Helps See Buried Mars Flood Channels In 3-D' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Briefing On Curiosity's Analysis of Mars Rock'
March 7, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), Tuesday, March 12, to discuss the Curiosity rover's analysis of the first sample of rock powder ever collected on Mars.
read the article 'NASA Briefing On Curiosity's Analysis of Mars Rock' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Student Mars Project Wins Education Award'
February 21, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A NASA project that allows students to use a camera on a spacecraft orbiting Mars for research has received a new education prize from the journal Science.
read the article 'NASA Student Mars Project Wins Education Award' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference Today About Curiosity Rover'
February 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon PST (3 p.m. EST) today, Feb. 20, to provide an update on the Mars rover Curiosity mission. Earlier today, Curiosity engineers confirmed the rover had collected the first-ever sample from inside a rock on Mars.
read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference Today About Curiosity Rover' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample'
February 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet.
read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample'
February 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA'S MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing'
February 8, 2013
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo.
read the article 'NASA'S MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly, Begins Environmental Testing' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock'
February 4, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used the hammering action of its drill on Feb. 2 as the second-to-last major test before the first full drilling to collect a sample of rock dust.
read the article 'Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Thawing 'Dry Ice' Drives Groovy Action on Mars'
January 24, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide.
read the article 'Thawing 'Dry Ice' Drives Groovy Action on Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year'
January 22, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Though NASA's newer Mars rover has been capturing more attention recently, durable Opportunity remains hard at work after nine years of roving on the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year' Read More
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read the article 'Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake'
January 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution.
read the article 'Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Preparing To Drill Into First Martian Rock'
January 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Preparing To Drill Into First Martian Rock' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Hosts Jan. 15 Telecon About Mars Rover Progress'
January 14, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
read the article 'NASA Hosts Jan. 15 Telecon About Mars Rover Progress' Read More

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