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read the article 'Mars Orbiter's Spectrometer Shows Oort Comet's Coma'
October 24, 2014
The imaging spectrometer on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided an image of the coma surrounding a comet that flew near Mars this week.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Image Shows Comet Nucleus is Small'
October 20, 2014

A camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken the highest-resolution image ever made of an Oort Cloud comet, taking advantage of the comet's Mars flyby.
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Status Report
read the article 'NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby'
October 19, 2014

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other missions combined, is also now providing data about a comet that buzzed The Red Planet today (Oct. 19).
read the article 'NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter'
October 9, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19.
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read the article 'NASA Holds Briefing to Discuss Comet Flyby of Mars Observations'
October 6, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Holds Briefing About Comet Flyby of Mars
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read the article 'Tall Boulder Rolls Down Martian Hill, Lands Upright'
August 13, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A new photo from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an oblong boulder about 20 feet (6 meters) tall standing upright on Mars after tumbling downhill, leaving a trail.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby'
July 25, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Honors First Human Moon Landing, Looks to Mars'
July 15, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Observes Further Evidence of Dry Ice Gullies on Mars'
July 10, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Repeated high-resolution observations made by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the gullies on Mars' surface are primarily formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide, not liquid water.
read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Observes Further Evidence of Dry Ice Gullies on Mars' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Views Rover Crossing Into New Zone'
July 8, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A recent image from a telescopic camera orbiting Mars caught NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reaching the edge of its landing ellipse.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Weathercam Helps Find Big New Crater'
May 22, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers have discovered on the Red Planet the largest fresh meteor-impact crater ever firmly documented with before-and-after images. The images were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte'
April 16, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Scientists using NASA's Curiosity Mars rover are eyeing a rock layer surrounding the base of a small butte, called "Mount Remarkable," as a target for investigating with tools on the rover's robotic arm.
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'NASA Participates in the USA Science and Engineering Festival'
April 11, 2014

In support of the President's initiative to graduate one million STEM students over the next decade, NASA is the anchor exhibit in the Aerospace Pavilion on the second floor of the Washington Convention Center, April 25-27. NASA's 60' x 60' booth will feature thirty different hands-on demonstrations designed to engage families and students in fun science and engineering activities.
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Feature
read the article 'The Opposition of Mars'
March 28, 2014

Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter.
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Feature
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars'
March 19, 2014

Before-and-after observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter document the formation of a new gully channel, which likely resulted from action of dry-ice frost.
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Status Report
read the article 'NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Resumes Full Duty'
March 11, 2014

Engineers have restored NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to full operations, following a March 9 unplanned swap of duplicate computers aboard the spacecraft.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Views Opportunity Rover on Ridge'
February 19, 2014

A new image from a telescopic camera orbiting Mars shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at work on "Murray Ridge," without any new impact craters nearby.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiters See Clues to Possible Water Flows'
February 10, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars have returned clues for understanding seasonal features that are the strongest indication of possible liquid water that may exist today on the Red Planet.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Examines Dramatic New Crater'
February 5, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Space rocks hitting Mars excavate fresh craters at a pace of more than 200 per year, but few new Mars scars pack as much visual punch as one seen in a NASA image released today.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Preparing for 2014 Comet Watch at Mars'
January 28, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A close flyby of Mars in 2014 by comet Siding Spring could deliver opportunities for learning, but also possible hazards for orbiting spacecraft. NASA is preparing for both.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Orbiter Images Rover and Tracks in Gale Crater'
January 9, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An observation made last month by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Curiosity rover and its tracks on the Martian surface.
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What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get to Mars?
What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Exposed Ice in a Fresh Crater
At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona




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