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NASA’s Curiosity rover team announced a major milestone on Tuesday, as samples obtained from the base of Mount Sharp in late September provided the mission’s first confirmation of a mineral previously mapped from orbit.
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), yielding information about its nucleus.
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.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K.
The NASA spacecraft that will explore the climate history of Mars by studying its upper atmosphere, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN), successfully entered orbit around the planet Sunday night, the US space agency has confirmed.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully placed in orbit around Mars this evening.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.
On Sept. 21, 2014, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet.
A track about one-third of a mile long on Mars shows where an irregularly shaped boulder careened downhill to its current upright position, seen in a July 3, 2014, image from the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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