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Curiosity Digs Up Martian Soil For First Time
2012-10-09 06:21:29

Curiosity dug up its first Martian soil over the weekend, collecting a scoopful of sand and powdery material at the "Rocknest" site.

Mars Weather Report At Gale Crater
2012-09-29 05:18:57

NASA's Curiosity rover has sent back a Martian weather report, showing surprisingly mild daytime temperatures.

The Search For Potential Habitats For Life On Mars To Begin
2012-08-05 04:00:23

NASA’s Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars Sunday. Then, the work will begin for two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors searching for potentially habitable environments on the red planet.

Curiosity To Dig Deeper For Evidence Of Life On Mars
2012-07-06 07:24:55

According to a new study to be published Geophysical Research Letters, NASA's new Curiosity rover may be capable of digging deep enough to find evidence of ancient life on Mars.

Mars Suffering Through 600 Million Year Drought
2012-02-04 04:46:30

According to new research, Mars may have been arid for over 600 million years, making it inhospitable for life to survive.

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2011-03-23 13:45:00

Planetary scientists claim that all life on Earth could be descended from organisms that originated on Mars which were carried over by meteorites.

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2011-01-19 06:25:00

Researchers will use SAM and nine other science instruments on Curiosity to study whether one of the most intriguing areas on Mars has offered environmental conditions favorable for life and favorable for preserving evidence about whether life has ever existed there.

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2010-10-15 06:40:00

Instruments designed by a UT Dallas professor to measure atmospheric components on the surface of Mars have uncovered important clues about the planet’s atmosphere and climate history.

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2010-09-09 13:55:00

An instrument designed and built at the University of Arizona measured the isotopic composition of the Mars atmosphere, providing information about water on the planet.


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