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July 28, 2016
Digging deeper into Mars
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Water is the key to life on Earth. Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in the planet's soil. Previous observations of soil observed along crater slopes on Mars showed a significant amount of perchlorate salts, which tend to be associated with brines with a moderate pH level. However, researchers have stepped back to look at the bigger picture through data collected from the 2001: Mars Odyssey, named in reference to the science fiction novel ... read more

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NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies
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Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch
After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in summe ... more

Building a Commercial Market in Low Earth Orbit
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Mars Canyons Study Adds Clues about Possible Water
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Curiosity Mars Rover Enters Precautionary Safe Mode
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Moons of Mars probably formed by giant impact
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ChemCam findings hint at oxygen-rich past on Mars
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