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read the article 'Goddard Planetary Instruments Score a Hat Trick'
December 5, 2013

Planetary instruments from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space.
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read the article 'LeVar Burton Shares MAVEN’s Story in a New NASA PSA'
November 15, 2013

Actor LeVar Burton has been a lifelong advocate of education through his many STEM initiatives and participation in educational programming. As NASA prepares for next week’s launch of the agency’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), actor LeVar Burton shares the excitement of the mission in a new NASA public service announcement (PSA).
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read the article 'Mission Manager a Modern Mr. Fix-it'
November 15, 2013

Chuck Tatro has always been an engineer at heart. Now he's about to see nearly seven years' worth of engineering effort take off for Mars.
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read the article 'MAVEN Seeks to Solve Another Mars Riddle'
November 14, 2013

NASA's next Mars explorer soon will leave Earth on a mission to answer one of the Red Planet's greatest conundrums: If our arid celestial neighbor once had a thicker atmosphere and a surface flowing with water, as evidence suggests, how did the climate change so dramatically?
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read the article 'NASA Video Illustrates MAVEN Mission's Investigation of a Lost Mars'
November 13, 2013

NASA has prepared a new video to illustrate its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission's investigation of dramatic climate change on Mars.
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read the article 'Prolific NASA Mars Orbiter Passes Big Data Milestone'
November 8, 2013

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has overhauled understanding of the Red Planet since 2006, has now returned more than 200 trillion bits of data.
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read the article 'Rare New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms'
November 6, 2013

A newly discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in only two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America.
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Cooperstown''
October 29, 2013

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has batted 1,000 with its new technique for covering ground faster -- two-day drives, reaching a viewpoint for choosing its next target.
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read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms Mars Origin of Some Meteorites'
October 17, 2013

Findings from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover confirm that some meteorites on Earth really came from the Red Planet.
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read the article 'NASA Rover Inspects Pebbly Rocks at Martian Waypoint'
September 23, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, currently en route to the layered slopes of Mount Sharp, has finished a pause it took for close-up studies of rocks with wet histories.
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read the article 'Long Drive Puts NASA Mars Rover Near Planned Waypoint'
September 10, 2013

After its longest drive yet, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has reached an overlook with a view of exposed bedrock it will study close-up for a few days.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos'
August 28, 2013

New images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity show a Martian moon, Phobos, fully silhouetted in front of the sun.
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read the article 'NASA's Mars Curiosity Debuts Autonomous Navigation'
August 27, 2013

For the first time, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has used autonomous navigation, which enables it to cover more distance during each drive on the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Watch Live Talk Online: Mars Curiosity, Year One'
August 14, 2013

Join us online for a live public talk from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT) about the Curiosity rover's first year on Mars.
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read the article 'JPL, Masten Testing New Precision Landing Software'
August 12, 2013

JPL engineers collaborate with NASA Dryden on tests of spacecraft landing technology using Masten Space Systems' Xombie rocket.
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read the article 'MAVEN Eyes Mars as Launch Preps Begin'
August 8, 2013

MAVEN's approach to Mars studies will be quite different from that taken by recent probes dispatched to the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Mars Curiosity Landing: Relive the Excitement'
August 6, 2013

Where were you when Curiosity landed? It's a hot topic of discussion in the hallways of JPL and on social media this week, as people remember the dramatic, tension-filled landing of NASA's Curiosity rover and its Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT).
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read the article 'Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars'
July 23, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove twice as far on July 21 as on any other day of the mission so far.
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read the article 'Reports Detail Mars Rover Clues to Atmosphere's Past'
July 18, 2013

A pair of new papers report measurements of the Martian atmosphere's composition by NASA's Curiosity rover, providing evidence about loss of much of Mars' original atmosphere.
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read the article 'Overhead View of Mars Rover 10 Years After Launch'
July 17, 2013

An image from Mars orbit taken 10 years after the launch of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the long-lived rover on its trek to a new destination on Mars.
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read the article 'Evidence for a Martian Ocean'
July 17, 2013

Researchers have discovered evidence for an ancient delta on Mars where a river might once have emptied into a vast ocean.
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read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Passes Kilometer of Driving'
July 16, 2013

The latest drive by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover brought the total distance that the rover has driven on Mars to more than 1 kilometer.
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read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity Begins Trek Toward Mount Sharp'
July 8, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun a long trek toward Mount Sharp, leaving behind an area where it already accomplished its major science objective.
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read the article 'NASA To Host June 7 Mars Rover Opportunity Teleconference'
June 6, 2013

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) on Friday, June 7, to provide an update about the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The 10th anniversary of this rover's launch is next month.
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read the article 'Pebbly Rocks Testify to Old Streambed on Mars'
May 30, 2013

A new report tells how rocks examined by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity reveal details of how deep and how fast water once flowed in an ancient Martian stream.
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read the article 'Nine-Year-Old Mars Rover Passes 40-Year-Old Record'
May 16, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity now holds the record for farthest driving by a NASA vehicle on a world away from Earth, passing a mark set by an Apollo astronaut-driven rover.
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read the article 'NASA Probe Counts Space Rock Impacts On Mars'
May 15, 2013

Scientists using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have estimated that the planet is bombarded by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year forming craters at least 12.8 feet (3.9 meters) across.
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read the article 'NASA Invites Public To Send Names And Messages To Mars'
May 1, 2013

NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.
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read the article 'Curiosity Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy'
April 25, 2013

The team in charge of landing NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, received the museum's highest group honor.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Images May Show 1971 Soviet Lander'
April 11, 2013

Hardware from a spacecraft that the Soviet Union landed on Mars in 1971 might appear in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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read the article 'NASA, Mars Curiosity Win Awards For Social Media'
April 9, 2013

NASA's official Twitter feed, @NASA, has won its second consecutive Shorty award for the best government use of social media.
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read the article 'Collision Course? A Comet Heads for Mars'
March 27, 2013

A comet is heading for Mars, and there is a chance that it might hit the Red Planet in October 2014. An impact wouldn't necessarily mean the end of NASA's Mars program, but it would transform the program along with Mars itself.
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read the article 'Measuring Mars: The MAVEN Magnetometer'
March 26, 2013

When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission begins its journey to the Red Planet in 2013, it will carry a sensitive magnetic-field instrument built and tested by a team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
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read the article 'Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014'
March 5, 2013

Latest observations indicate comet 2013 A1 will pass within 186,000 miles (300,000 kilometers) of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
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read the article 'Lab Instruments Inside Curiosity Eat Mars Rock Powder'
February 25, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has delivered sample portions of rock powder collected from the interior of a rock on Mars into laboratory instruments inside the rover.
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read the article 'National Space Club Honors Mars Curiosity'
February 13, 2013

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover/Mars Science Laboratory and its team will receive a trio of National Space Club awards.
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read the article 'Preparatory Drill Test Performed on Mars'
February 7, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has produced some rock powder with its drill as the last major test before the rover's first full drilling.
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read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity Uses Arm Camera At Night'
January 24, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has for the first time used the camera on its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument.
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read the article 'Ms. Curiosity Goes to Washington'
January 18, 2013

It's an all-American, once-every-four-years tradition: the inauguration of a president. On Monday, Jan. 21, the Red Planet will join the traditional red-white-and-blue pageantry when a life-size model of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity appears in the inaugural parade after President Barack Obama takes the oath of office.
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read the article 'Mars Rover Curiosity's Team to Receive Space Foundation Award'
January 15, 2013

The people of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission have been named winners of a 2013 Space Foundation award for advancing exploration of space.
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read the article 'NASA's Big Mars Rover Makes First Use Of Its Brush'
January 7, 2013

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed first-time use of a brush it carries to sweep dust off rocks.
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