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read the article 'NASA Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help'
December 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.
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read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Results from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity'
December 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Live Ustream Webcast: Monday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. PST. NASA Mars rover Curiosity is examining evidence about ancient Martian environmental conditions that were favorable for microbial life.
read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Results from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity' Read More
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read the article 'Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps'
December 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Since landing on Mars 16 months ago, NASA's Curiosity rover has fired its French-made laser more than 100,000 times to investigate the composition of rocks or soil targets.
read the article 'Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites In Memory of Bruce Murray'
November 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Features on Mars important to the missions of NASA's two active Mars rovers are now called "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of influential planetary scientist Bruce Murray (1931-2013).
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read the article 'Science Gains From Diverse Landing Area of Curiosity'
September 26, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere.
read the article 'Science Gains From Diverse Landing Area of Curiosity' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars'
September 19, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Rover Gets Movie As A Mars Moon Passes Another'
August 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
read the article 'NASA Rover Gets Movie As A Mars Moon Passes Another' Read More
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars'
August 2, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover will mark one year on Mars next week and has already achieved its main science goal of revealing ancient Mars could have supported life.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars' Read More
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read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter'
July 24, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and the wheel tracks starting at its landing site.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter' Read More
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read the article 'Third Drive of Curiosity's Long Trek Covers 135 Feet'
July 11, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 135 feet (41 meters) on Tuesday, July 9, the third drive in a journey of many months from the "Glenelg" area to Mount Sharp.
read the article 'Third Drive of Curiosity's Long Trek Covers 135 Feet' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award'
June 21, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service have been selected to receive NASA's premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award.
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read the article 'Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover'
June 19, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great detail.
read the article 'Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover' Read More
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read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Nears Turning Point'
June 5, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Curiosity is finishing investigations in an area smaller than a football field where it has been working for six months, and it will soon shift to a distance-driving mode headed for an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) away, at the base of Mount Sharp.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Nears Turning Point' Read More
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read the article 'NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover'
June 4, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.
read the article 'NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover' Read More
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read the article 'Data From NASA Rover's Voyage To Mars Aids Planning'
May 30, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Measurements taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space expeditions in the future.
read the article 'Data From NASA Rover's Voyage To Mars Aids Planning' Read More
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read the article 'NASA To Discuss Mars Curiosity Radiation Findings'
May 28, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 30, to present new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the rover Curiosity.
read the article 'NASA To Discuss Mars Curiosity Radiation Findings' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target On Mars'
May 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Team Selects Second Drilling Target On Mars' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Wins Prestigious Aerospace Industry Awards'
May 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.
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read the article 'Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List'
April 18, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth.
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read the article 'Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic'
April 8, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains quite active, recent findings from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity indicate.
read the article 'Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic' Read More
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read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind'
April 3, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground.
read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind' Read More
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read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend In Water Presence'
March 18, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has seen evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had already found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend In Water Presence' Read More
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read the article 'Moon, Mars Science Conference Events to Be Streamed'
March 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Curiosity and lunar GRAIL missions, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be among those discussed during the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston on March 18 to 22.
read the article 'Moon, Mars Science Conference Events to Be Streamed' Read More
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read the article 'Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp'
March 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rising above the present location of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, higher than any mountain in the 48 contiguous states of the United States, Mount Sharp is featured in new imagery from the rover.
read the article 'Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp' Read More
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read the article 'Mars Curiosity Lands South By Southwest Interactive Award'
March 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The down-to-Earth persona of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, expressed on Twitter, Facebook, live streaming on Ustream, viral videos and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, has captured the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Award for best social media campaign.
read the article 'Mars Curiosity Lands South By Southwest Interactive Award' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Mission Picked For Smithsonian Honor'
March 13, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team in charge of successfully landing NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will receive the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Mission Picked For Smithsonian Honor' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life On Mars'
March 12, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.
read the article 'NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life On Mars' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Briefing On Curiosity's Analysis of Mars Rock'
March 7, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), Tuesday, March 12, to discuss the Curiosity rover's analysis of the first sample of rock powder ever collected on Mars.
read the article 'NASA Briefing On Curiosity's Analysis of Mars Rock' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference Today About Curiosity Rover'
February 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon PST (3 p.m. EST) today, Feb. 20, to provide an update on the Mars rover Curiosity mission. Earlier today, Curiosity engineers confirmed the rover had collected the first-ever sample from inside a rock on Mars.
read the article 'NASA Hosts Teleconference Today About Curiosity Rover' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample'
February 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet.
read the article 'NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample'
February 9, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior.
read the article 'NASA Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample' Read More
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read the article 'Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock'
February 4, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used the hammering action of its drill on Feb. 2 as the second-to-last major test before the first full drilling to collect a sample of rock dust.
read the article 'Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Preparing To Drill Into First Martian Rock'
January 15, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Preparing To Drill Into First Martian Rock' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Hosts Jan. 15 Telecon About Mars Rover Progress'
January 14, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
read the article 'NASA Hosts Jan. 15 Telecon About Mars Rover Progress' Read More

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Landed:
10:32 p.m. PDT, Aug. 5, 2012
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