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July 05, 2015
Curiosity Mars Rover Studies Rock-Layer Contact Zone
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 05, 2015
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock. In addition to two rock types for which this site was chosen, the rover has found a sandstone with grains of differing shapes and color. Curiosity's international team has resumed full operations of the car-size mobile laboratory after a period of limited activity during most of June. The operations moratorium for Curiosity an ... read more
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Prandtl-m prototype could pave way for first plane on Mars
NASA researchers are preparing to test the prototype that may pave the way for the first plane to fly Martian skies. The airplane is called the Prandtl-m. ... more

New plan proposed to send humans to Mars
A new, cost-constrained U.S. strategy to send humans on Mars, could be achieved within projected NASA budgets by minimizing new developments and relying mainly on already available or planned NASA a ... more

Rover In Good Health After Communication Blackout
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater at the 'Spirit of St. Louis' crater near the entrance of 'Marathon Valley.' The Earth-Mars Solar Conjunction command moratorium and communica ... more
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Veteran NASA Spacecraft Nears 60,000th Lap Around Mars, No Pit Stops
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone June 23, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001. Named after the bestselling novel "2001: A Space O ... more


Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites
An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red Planet. The researchers examined samples from six ... more
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NASA Signs Agreements to Advance Agency's Journey to Mars
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden signed agreements with two European partners to advance Mars exploration and our journey to the Red Planet during meetings Tuesday at the Paris Air Show. Bolden and ... more

New study favors cold, icy early Mars
The high seas of Mars may never have existed, according to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars and suggests that a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better ... more
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Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites
An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red Planet. The researchers examined samples from six meteo ... more

UCLA-led NASA mission provides closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres
A NASA mission led by UCLA professor Christopher Russell has released new images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest asteroid between Mars and Jupiter. The photos were produced by the spacecraft ... more

NASA Prepares for First Interplanetary CubeSats
When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 - the flight will include two CubeSats. This will be the first time CubeSats have flown in deep space. If thi ... more
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Red Planet Rising
Fresh off successfully retrieving samples from an asteroid in 2011, Japan's space agency, JAXA, has just unveiled an even loftier goal: to land a probe on one of Mars' two moons. It would be a major ... more

Japanese space agency plans to get samples from Martian moon
The Japanese space agency announced Thursday a plan to send a spacecraft to one of the two Martian moons for surface samples to bring back to Earth for analysis. ... more
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Martian glass: Window into possible past life?
Researchers from Brown University have used satellite data to detect deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, the glasses just might pr ... more

NASA Spacecraft Detects Impact Glass on Surface of Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 09, 2015 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, such dep ... more

Supersonic NASA parachute torn to pieces in latest test
NASA scientists working toward putting people on Mars said Tuesday a supersonic parachute they are developing to slow a vehicle's approach to the Red Planet partially deployed in a test, but immediately ripped apart. ... more

Rover Ready for Solar Conjunction and Period of Curtailed Operations
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater at the 'Spirit of St. Louis' crater near the entrance of 'Marathon Valley.' The rover is now configured for Solar Conjunction with all sequences on ... more

Building a Smarter Rover
The next mission to Mars could carry a smarter rover that is able to make better decisions absent instructions from Earth. Engineers are looking to automate some of the simple decision-making steps ... more
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Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June, Due to Sun
In June 2015, Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective, and this celestial geometry will lead to diminished communications with spacecraft at Mars. The arrangeme ... more

NASA Looks to Cut Travel Time to Mars in Half with Superfast Propulsion
As NASA begins laying the foundations for a future mission to Mars, the Agency wants to use its partnership with a rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer to cut travel time to the Red Planet in ... more
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Is the Curiosity rover polluting Mars with methane?


The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - Part One


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Science Drives NASA's Journey to Mars


Supersonic decelerator gets a lift to prepare for launch

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Curiosity Rover Adjusts Route Up Martian Mountain

Rover Restored to Normal Operations After a Reset

UAE eyes "first Arab unmanned probe" to Mars by 2021

Mars Rover's Laser-Zapping Instrument Gets Sharper Vision

Martian Reminder of a Pioneering Flight

Martian impact crater or supervolcano caldera

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The First Martian Marathon

Exploring the 'Spirit of St. Louis' Crater

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Mystery Methane on Mars: The Saga Continues

Quick Detour by NASA Mars Rover Checks Ancient Valley

Curiosity tracks sundown on Mars

Auroras on Mars

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NASA funds SwRI instrument to date Moon and Mars rocks

NASA Announces Journey to Mars Challenge

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

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