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February 28, 2015
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Drills at 'Telegraph Peak'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 27, 2015
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its drill on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to collect sample powder from inside a rock target called "Telegraph Peak." The target sits in the upper portion of "Pahrump Hills," an outcrop the mission has been investigating for five months. The Pahrump Hills campaign previously drilled at two other sites. The outcrop is an exposure of bedrock that forms the basal layer of Mount Sharp. Curiosity's extended mission, which began last year after a two-year prime mission, is examing l ... read more
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The Search For Volcanic Eruptions On Mars Reaches The Next Level
A new study of emissions from Martian volcanoes suggests there is no activity going on right now, but researchers aren't ruling out recent eruptions. Using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility a ... more

Using Curiosity to Search for Life
Scientist Pamela Conrad helps give Curiosity a daily to-do list to look for life's building blocks on Mars. In GSFC's continuing series of "Conversations With Goddard", Elizabeth Jarrell talks with ... more

How Can We Protect Mars From Earth, While Searching For Life
The search for life on Mars presents us with many challenges - not the least of which is microbial contamination. How do we ensure that microbes from Earth don't hitchhike all the way to the Red Pla ... more
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Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of imag ... more


Surviving Mars on Earth
Meet the man who has survived Mars on Earth. Diego Urbina, an Italian-Colombian engineer, was a part of 520-day, record-breaking simulated mission to the Red Planet. He participated in the final sta ... more
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Orion test flight yields critical data for next mission
NASA's Orion spacecraft continues on the agency's journey to Mars as engineers analyze data from the spacecraft's December flight test and make progress developing and building the spacecraft for it ... more

The highest plume ever observed on Mars
In the thin, cold, dry atmosphere of Mars the winds blow and raise the dust from the surface to an altitude of about 50 km. In its core thin clouds of ice and carbon dioxide crystallites are formed; ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications

In muddy fields,Spain's International Brigades live on

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port


MAVEN Completes First Deep Dip Campaign
NASA'S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere. "Durin ... more

Mystery Mars plume baffles scientists
Plumes seen reaching high above the surface of Mars are causing a stir among scientists studying the atmosphere on the Red Planet. On two separate occasions in March and April 2012, amateur astronom ... more

Up, Up and Away! First Humans Chosen for Mission to Mars
One hundred people from around the world have been shortlisted for a mission to Mars. Fifty men and fifty women are all hoping to become the first human beings to walk on the red planet. They ... more
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Latest Drive Puts Rover Within Marathon-Distance Record
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards "Marathon Valley," a putative location for abundant clay minerals now only about 656 feet (200 meters) away. The project is o ... more

Mars hills hide icy past
A complex network of isolated hills, ridges and small basins spanning 1400 km on Mars is thought to hide large quantities of water-ice. Phlegra Montes stretches from the Elysium volcanic region at a ... more
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Opportunity Gets Small Energy Boost With Panel Dust Off
The project is preparing to mask off the troubled Bank 7 sector of the Flash file system with a new version of the flight software to be uploaded shortly. On Sols 3928 and 3929 (Feb. 10 and 11, 20 ... more

School is in Session: Welcome to Boosters 101
Have your pencils and notebooks handy because school is in session. Welcome to Boosters 101. No, this lesson is not about a child seat or an amusement park ride if you looked up boosters in the ency ... more

Mars One cuts list of potential colonists to 100
Dutch interplanetary exploration startup Mars One has further narrowed down the list of potential colonists from over 202,000 to just 100. ... more

Scientists fail to explain strange plumes spotted on Martian surface
In 2012, dozens of amateur astronomers spotted large plumes of dust rising off the surface of Mars. More than two years later, scientists still don't have a suitable explanation for the phenomenon. ... more

NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain
The second bite of a Martian mountain taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hints at long-ago effects of water that was more acidic than any evidenced in the rover's first taste of Mount Sharp, a lay ... more

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Mars Rover Nearing Marathon Achievement
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is nearing a location on Mars at which its driving distance will surpass the length of a marathon race. A drive on Feb. 8, 2015, put the rover within 220 ya ... more

NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain
The second bite of a Martian mountain taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hints at long-ago effects of water that was more acidic than any evidenced in the rover's first taste of Mount Sharp, a lay ... more
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NASA Spacecraft Completes 40,000 Mars Orbits


Mars Orbiter Spies Curiosity Rover at Work


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Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind


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Gully patterns document Martian climate cycles


The two faces of Mars


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NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars'

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Mysteries in Nili Fossae

Students to Send Life to Mars Onboard Mars One Lander in 2018

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UA-led HiRISE camera spots long-lost space probe on Mars

Lost and found in space: Beagle 2 seen on Mars 11 years on

Crystal-Rich Rock 'Mojave' is Next Mars Drill Target

Russia-EU Mars Research Program to Be Completed

NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Climbs to High Point on Rim

Mars is warmer than some parts of the U.S. and Canada

Potential Signs of Ancient Life in Mars Rover Photos

Inflatable 'Donut' to Bring Astronauts to Mars

New Project Scientist for Mars Rover

NASA exploring inflatable spacecraft designs for future Mars missions

New analyses suggests water binds to sulfates in Martian soil

Isro's Mangalyaan Completes 100 Days in Mars Orbit

Russian space medic who led Mars experiment dies at 64

Mars mission boost welcomed by scientists

Mars rover Opportunity suffering from 'amnesia' says NASA

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