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read the article 'NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Complete; Media Invited to Learn More about Its First Flight'
October 30, 2014
NASA’s new Orion spacecraft received finishing touches Thursday, marking the conclusion of construction on the first spacecraft designed to send humans into deep space beyond the moon, including a journey to Mars that begins with its first test flight Dec. 4.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter's Spectrometer Shows Oort Comet's Coma'
October 24, 2014

The imaging spectrometer on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided an image of the coma surrounding a comet that flew near Mars this week.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Image Shows Comet Nucleus is Small'
October 20, 2014

A camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken the highest-resolution image ever made of an Oort Cloud comet, taking advantage of the comet's Mars flyby.
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read the article 'NASA Rover Opportunity Views Comet Near Mars'
October 20, 2014

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars.
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read the article 'CME Week: Coronal Mass Ejections at Mars'
September 23, 2014

Two main types of explosions occur on the sun: solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Unlike the energy and X-rays produced in a solar flare - which can reach Earth at the speed of light in eight minutes - coronal mass ejections are giant clouds of solar material that take one to three days to reach Earth.
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read the article 'JPL Family Wishes MOM
September 23, 2014

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is preparing to fire its engines for capture into orbit around Mars.
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read the article 'NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Reaches Mars'
September 22, 2014

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before.
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read the article 'NASA Holds Telecon About Curiosity Mars Rover Science Campaign'
September 9, 2014

NASA will host a telecon at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Sept. 11, to discuss mission status and the future science campaign for the Mars rover Curiosity mission.
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read the article 'NASA Holds Briefing on Early Test Results for New Planetary Landing Technology'
August 5, 2014

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project successfully flew a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space in late June from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: Two Years and Counting on Red Planet'
August 5, 2014

NASA's most advanced roving laboratory on Mars celebrates its second anniversary since landing inside the Red Planet's Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012, PDT (Aug. 6, 2012, EDT).
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read the article 'NASA Upgrades Its 3-D Spacecraft App'
August 5, 2014

A new-and-improved version of NASA's Spacecraft 3D app for mobile devices is launching to coincide with the second anniversary of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover's landing on Mars.
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read the article 'FFI-developed radar to Mars'
July 31, 2014

Defence Research Establishment (FFI) has been contracted to develop technology for NASA's next "Mars rover".
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read the article 'Los Alamos laser selected for 2020 Mars mission'
July 31, 2014

SuperCam builds upon the successful capabilities demonstrated aboard the Curiosity Rover during NASA's current Mars Mission.
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read the article 'Going to the Red Planet'
July 31, 2014

An MIT oxygen-creating instrument has been selected to fly on the upcoming Mars 2020 mission.
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read the article 'NASA chooses ASU to design, operate camera system for Mars 2020 mission'
July 31, 2014

Arizona State University has been selected by NASA to design, deliver and oversee a pair of color panoramic zoom cameras on the next rover mission to be launched to the surface of Mars in 2020.
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read the article 'SHERLOC to Micro-Map Mars Minerals and Carbon Rings'
July 31, 2014

One of the seven instruments chosen for the payload of NASA's next Mars rover would detect key minerals and carbon chemicals and show where they are, at microscopic scale.
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read the article 'Mars 2020 Rover's PIXL to Focus X-Rays on Tiny Targets'
July 31, 2014

An X-ray instrument for NASA's next Mars rover combines a sharpshooting spectrometer and a camera, to identify and map chemical elements in targets at microscopic scale.
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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 'MAVEN Solar Wind Ion Analyzer Will Look at Key Player in Mars Atmosphere Loss'
May 14, 2014

This past November, NASA launched the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission in the hope of understanding how and why the planet has been losing its atmosphere over billions of years.
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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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