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read the article 'NASA's Revealing Odyssey'
December 7, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The latest observations from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, highlighting water ice distribution and infrared images of the Red Planet's surface, are being released this week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey has New Project Scientist'
November 20, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Jeffrey Plaut has been named project scientist for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey mission, succeeding Dr. R. Stephen Saunders who has retired.
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read the article 'JPL Missions Chosen for Popular Science Magazine Award'
November 8, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's unprecedented work in Space Science and Earth Science captured three of Popular Science's "Best of What's New Awards" for 2002.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Releases First Data Archive to Scientists'
October 1, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has released the first set of data taken by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft to the Planetary Data System, which will now make the information available to research scientists through a new online distribution and access system.
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read the article 'Odyssey's Gamma Ray Spectrometer Instrument Deployed'
June 4, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers for NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft completed the last major technical milestone today in support of the science mission by unfurling the boom that holds the gamma ray spectrometer sensor head instrument.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey's Temperature Maps Expose Rock Layer History'
May 29, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

There are tantalizing indications emerging from the thousands of infrared images taken so far by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft that Mars experienced a series of environmental changes during active geological periods in its history.
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read the article 'Found it! Ice on Mars'
May 28, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Instruments on board NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft have revealed more underground ice on the Red Planet than scientists expected.
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read the article 'Odyssey Finds Water Ice in Abundance Under Mars' Surface'
May 28, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Using instruments on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, surprised scientists have found enormous quantities of buried treasure lying just under the surface of Mars-enough water ice to fill Lake Michigan twice over.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Has New Project Manager'
April 30, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Roger Gibbs has been named project manager for NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey mission, succeeding Matt Landano who was appointed the director for the JPL Office of Safety and Mission Success.
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read the article 'Students Begin Exploring Mars with NASA'S Mars Odyssey Spacecraft'
March 20, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A group of small, unnamed craters in the martian southern hemisphere is the first site captured by a group of middle school students who are operating the camera system onboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft this week.
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read the article 'Once Upon a Water Planet'
March 13, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Today the Red Planet is dry and barren, but what about tomorrow? New data suggest that the long story of water on Mars isn't over yet.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status March 13, 2002'
March 13, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers for NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft report the martian radiation environment experiment began gathering science data today after their troubleshooting efforts successfully reestablished communications with the instrument.
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read the article 'NASA'S Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Unveils Early Science Results'
March 1, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Initial science data from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which began its mapping mission last week, portend some tantalizing findings by the newest Martian visitor, including possible identification of significant amounts of frozen water.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status February 19, 2002'
February 19, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has begun its science mapping mission. The spacecraft turned its science instruments toward Mars on Monday, February 18.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status February 06, 2002'
February 6, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft deployed its high-gain communications antenna last night, marking a major technical milestone prior to the beginning of the science mapping mission.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status January 30, 2002'
January 30, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is now in its mapping orbit after completing two maneuvers this week to fine-tune its nearly circular orbit and prepare it for the start of the science mission.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status January 17, 2002'
January 17, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft completed two maneuvers this week, fine-tuning its orbit in preparation for the science mapping mission that will begin in late February.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status January 11, 2002'
January 11, 2002
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Flight controllers for NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft sent commands overnight to raise the spacecraft up out of the atmosphere and conclude the aerobraking phase of the mission.
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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU




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