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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Rover Adjusts Route Up Martian Mountain'
May 22, 2015
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover climbed a hill Thursday to approach an alternative site for investigating a geological boundary, after a comparable site proved hard to reach.
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read the article 'Mars Rover's Laser-Zapping Instrument Gets Sharper Vision'
May 22, 2015

Tests on Mars have confirmed success of a repair to the autonomous focusing capability of the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Rover Views Serene Sundown on Mars'
May 9, 2015
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The sun dips to a Martian horizon in a blue-tinged sky in images sent home to Earth this week from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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read the article 'Quick Detour by NASA Mars Rover Checks Ancient Valley'
May 8, 2015
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After a brief side trip to inspect a Martian valley that filled with sand long ago, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is back on a route toward the next-higher layer of Mount Sharp.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Views Curiosity Rover in 'Artist's Drive''
April 22, 2015

A view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 8, 2015, catches sight of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover passing through a valley called "Artist's Drive" on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Rover Making Tracks and Observations'
April 16, 2015
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is approaching a new geological unit and has surpassed 10 kilometers in total distance driven on Mars.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover's Weather Data Bolster Case for Brine'
April 13, 2015
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Martian weather and soil conditions that NASA's Curiosity rover has measured, together with a type of salt found in Martian soil, could put liquid brine in the soil at night.
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read the article 'The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water'
April 7, 2015

Next time you sip a humble glass of H2O, consider this: The story of water connects each of us to processes that shape our universe.
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Eyes Prominent Mineral Veins on Mars'
April 1, 2015

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has climbed uphill from an outcrop it studied for six months and found a site with two-tone mineral veins forming "ice-cream sandwich" ridges.
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read the article 'Curiosity Sniffs Out History of Martian Atmosphere'
March 31, 2015

NASA's Curiosity rover is using a new experiment to better understand the history of the Martian atmosphere by analyzing xenon.
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read the article 'Scars on Mars from 2012 Rover Landing Fade -- Usually'
March 27, 2015
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A series of observations from Mars orbit show how dark blast zones that were created during the August 2012 landing of NASA's Curiosity rover have faded inconsistently.
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read the article 'Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars'
March 24, 2015
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A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments.
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Status Report
read the article 'Rover Arm Delivers Rock Powder Sample'
March 12, 2015

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its robotic arm Wednesday, March 11, to sieve and deliver a rock-powder sample to an onboard instrument.
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read the article 'Use of Rover Arm Expected to Resume in a Few Days'
March 6, 2015

Managers of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission expect to approve resumption of rover arm movements as early as next week while continuing analysis of what appears to be an intermittent short circuit in the drill.
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Status Report
read the article 'Testing to Diagnose Power Event in Mars Rover'
March 3, 2015

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days for engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27.
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Drills at 'Telegraph Peak''
February 25, 2015
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Sample-collection drilling that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover completed Tuesday will likely be the last before the rover departs "Pahrump Hills."
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read the article 'Latest Selfie from NASA Mars Rover Shows Wide Context'
February 24, 2015
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used the camera on its robotic arm to record the pieces of a portrait that shows the rover within a panorama of the area it is studying.
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain'
February 5, 2015
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is analyzing a rock-powder sample collected by using the rover's drill in a gentler manner than at previous drill targets.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Spies Curiosity Rover at Work'
February 4, 2015
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently caught a view of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover studying an outcrop at the base of a Martian mountain.
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read the article 'NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars''
January 21, 2015
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.
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read the article 'Crystal-Rich Rock 'Mojave' is Next Mars Drill Target'
January 14, 2015

This week, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is preparing to drill its second sample of Mount Sharp. An upgraded version of its onboard software is ready for installation next week.
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read the article 'New Project Scientist for Mars Rover'
January 5, 2015
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity Names New Rover Project Scientist
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