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Curiosity Rover Drills For A Second Time On Martian Rock
2013-05-20 14:39:59

A little more than three months ago NASA’s Curiosity rover drilled into the Martian surface for the first time, collecting a sample from a rock called “John Klein.” On Sunday, Curiosity was at it again, this time drilling into the “Cumberland” rock.

Curiosity Rover Makes Second Drill In Martian Rock
2013-05-10 11:37:22

After a month without contact with their rover, the Mars Curiosity team has selected their next target for drilling: a flat rock called Cumberland.

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.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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