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December 04, 2012
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Curiosity Shakes, Bakes, and Tastes Mars with SAM
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Dec 04, 2012
NASA's Curiosity rover analyzed its first solid sample of Mars in Nov. with a variety of instruments, including the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite. Developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., SAM is a portable chemistry lab tucked inside the Curiosity rover. SAM examines the chemistry of samples it ingests, checking particularly for chemistry relevant to whether an environment can support or could have supported life. The sample of Martian soil came fro ... read more
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NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-co ... more
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Opportunity Gets to Work on Interesting Rock Targets
Opportunity, after completing the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater, ha ... more
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Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock
Opportunity, after completing the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater, ha ... more
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Regional Dust Storm Dissipating
A regional dust storm on Mars, tracked from orbit since Nov. 10, appears to be abating rather than going global. "During the past week, the regional storm weakened and contracted significantly ... more


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One Year After Launch, Curiosity Rover Busy on Mars
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity began its flight to Mars on Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., tucked inside the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft. One year after launc ... more
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EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments, and each will be used in the coming weeks and months to help characterize the environment of Mars and determine if the planet ... more
EXO LIFE

Life on Mars: NASA says 'hold on a minute!'
When a NASA official said last week data from an instrument on the Mars Curiosity rover suggested something "for the history books," many people thought an announcement was imminent of the possible discovery of life on the Red Planet - until the space agency began to seriously backpedal on the story. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

MARSDAILY

Matijevic Hill Survey Complete And Rover Passes 22 Miles Of Driving!
Opportunity has completed the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Who's Killing the Space Program?
This past August the U.S. landed a one-ton spacecraft on the surface of Mars. Sending a spacecraft to Mars is not unique in itself, since we have sent several exploration vehicles to the Red Planet ... more
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Fostering Curiosity: Mars Express relays rocky images
For the first time, ESA's Mars orbiter has relayed scientific data from NASA's Curiosity rover on the Red Planet's surface. The data included detailed images of 'Rocknest3' and were received by ESA' ... more
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NASA monitors massive dust storm on Mars
The US space agency says it is monitoring a massive dust storm on Mars that has produced atmospheric changes. ... more
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Intrigue from Mars, or Grotzinger's silence
Mars rover Curiosity has collected shocking data that may make it into the history books, John Grotzinger, lead scientist of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, said on Thursday. He declined ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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Geologists Shed Light on Formation of Alaska Range

From hurricanes to drought, LatAm's volatile climate

Volcano erupts in Cape Verde

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Himalaya tectonic dam with a discharge

Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed

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Meteorite samples provide definitive evidence of water and rock types on Mars
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Lunar Planetary Institute, and Carnegie Institute of Washington report on geochemical studies that help towards settlin ... more
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Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm
A Martian dust storm that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been tracking since last week has also produced atmospheric changes detectable by rovers on Mars. Using the orbiter's Mars Colo ... more
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Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up
Opportunity is nearing the completion of the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour ... more
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Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

WSU researchers use 3-D printer to make parts from moon rock

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year


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Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft


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Spacewalks on agenda for new space crew

Space Station to reposition for science

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station


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Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

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Curiosity Rover Preparing for Thanksgiving Activities
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed a touch-and-go inspection of one rock on Sunday, Nov. 18, then pivoted and, on the same day, drove toward a Thanksgiving overlook location. Last week, Cur ... more
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Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings
NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

UK Secures Billion Pound Package For Space Investment
The UK Space Agency is set to invest 1.2 pounds in some of Europe's biggest and most lucrative space projects, providing the UK with increased leadership in a rapidly growing global sector and build ... more
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Curiosity Team May Reveal Major Discovery Soon
The Curiosity Mars rover has made a potentially explosive discovery, experts said, but NASA scientists are keeping it under wraps to double-check the spacecraft's calculations. Chief mission s ... more
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Jordan says able to export uranium by 2020

China's new 'Great Wall' not so great

Moscow working to save oil face

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Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

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Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

SPACEMART

Mars on, Moon off at Europe space talks

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New views of the Martian ionosphere

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Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

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Melt water on Mars could sustain life

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NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

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CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

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Mars radiation levels not lethal to humans

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NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up

Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil

What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen

Mars orbiter back online after system swap

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course

More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues

NASA Rover Finds Clues to Changes in Mars' Atmosphere

Mars Longevity Champ Switching Computers

Nereidum Montes helps unlock Mars' glacial past

Preliminary Self-Portrait of Curiosity by Rover's Arm Camera

Curious About Life: Interview with Jennifer Stern

Survey Of Matijevic Hill Continues

Curiosity's Tastes of Martian Soil Offer Insights on Mineral Composition

Continuing Work With Scoops at 'Rocknest'

Curiosity on Mars sits on rocks similar to those found in marshes in Mexico

NASA Rover's First Soil Studies Help Fingerprint Martian Minerals

Baumgartner: Mars travel a waste of money

Curious About Life: Interview with Felipe Gomez

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