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Second Time Through Mars Rover Examines Chosen Rocks

Second Time Through, Mars Rover Examines Chosen Rocks

Provided by Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining...

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2014-11-17 13:51:35

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

2014-11-17 12:33:08

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mars weather
2014-11-17 04:30:23

Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called “macroweather,” has been used to describe the relatively stable regime between weather and climate.

mars maven relay
2014-11-11 03:30:18

The newest node in NASA's Mars telecommunications network -- a radio aboard the MAVEN orbiter custom-designed for data links with robots on the surface of Mars -- handled a copious 550 megabits during its first relay of real Mars data.

mars viking
2014-11-08 06:07:57

Does synthetic biology hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars?

MAVEN Continues Mars Exploration That Mariner 4 Began 50 Years Ago
2014-11-05 03:33:14

When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft arrived at the Red Planet on Sept. 21, it marked the continuation of exploration of one of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbors that began 50 years ago.

NASA's Rover Opportunity Views Comet Siding Spring Near Mars
2014-10-21 03:29:49

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. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken against a backdrop of the pre-dawn Martian sky on Sunday (Oct. 19).

comet visit to mars
2014-10-20 06:36:17

Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter were all in good shape following comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s flyby of the Red Planet on Sunday, NASA officials have confirmed.

MAVEN Spectrograph
2014-10-14 13:58:49

MASA's Mars MAVEN spacecraft has provided its first look at a storm of energetic solar particles and produced ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet.


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