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Wind, Not Water Formed Mount Sharp Within Mars' Gale Crater
2013-05-06 16:00:37

Scientists at Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology believe that Mount Sharp on Mars was formed by wind, not water.

Communication Blackout Caused By Sun Put Opportunity Into Standby Mode
2013-04-30 18:25:35

NASA said its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity placed itself in standby mode during April when the sun was blocking out communication with the Red Planet and Earth.

National Air And Space Museum Trophy Won By Curiosity Team
2013-04-25 14:50:45

The team in charge of successfully landing NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., received the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's highest group honor

Hi-tech Magnetic Sensors Will Soon Boost Terrestrial Travel
2013-04-23 14:42:00

Without hi-tech magnetic sensors, rovers wouldn’t be able to roam around Mars. These same sensors will soon boost terrestrial travel by improving the machinery that moulds parts for cars and aircraft here on Earth.

Three From JPL Included On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List
2013-04-19 15:11:39

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth. The list announced today by TIME Magazine includes Don Yeomans, Pete Theisinger and Richard Cook, all at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

NASA Curiosity Finds Evidence Of Atmosphere Thinning On Mars
2013-04-08 11:54:31

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been busy searching for signs that life may have once existed on the Red Planet. In the eight months since NASA dropped the rover on Mars, it has made significant progress in the hunt for water and life.

Join The Movement: International Space Apps Challenge
2013-04-04 08:30:13

In April, you are invited to join thousands of enthusiasts to invent and create applications to help space exploration and improve life on Earth at the International Space Apps Challenge.

Used Parachute From Curiosity Rover Flaps In The Wind On Mars
2013-04-03 14:10:32

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground.


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