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read the article 'NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain'
September 11, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Curiosity reaches Mt. Sharp, the rover mission's long-term prime destination!
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read the article 'NASA Holds Telecon About Curiosity Mars Rover Science Campaign'
September 9, 2014

NASA will host a telecon at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Sept. 11, to discuss mission status and the future science campaign for the Mars rover Curiosity mission.
read the article 'NASA Holds Telecon About Curiosity Mars Rover Science Campaign' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Rover Team Chooses Not to Drill 'Bonanza King''
August 22, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has chosen not to proceed with drilling at a target rock called "Bonanza King" after the rock budged when tapped by the drill.
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read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares for Fourth Rock Drilling'
August 15, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Backtracking to get NASA's one-ton Mars rover away from slippery sand has brought the rover to its next candidate rock for drilling.
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Feature
read the article 'NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: Two Years and Counting on Red Planet'
August 5, 2014

NASA's most advanced roving laboratory on Mars celebrates its second anniversary since landing inside the Red Planet's Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012, PDT (Aug. 6, 2012, EDT).
read the article 'NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: Two Years and Counting on Red Planet' Read More
Feature
read the article 'NASA Upgrades Its 3-D Spacecraft App'
August 5, 2014

A new-and-improved version of NASA's Spacecraft 3D app for mobile devices is launching to coincide with the second anniversary of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover's landing on Mars.
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Feature
read the article '3D Computer Tools Help In Rover Planning'
August 4, 2014

Planning a rover's drive and activities takes a lot of thought! When Curiosity's Navigation Cameras (Navcams) take black-and-white images and send them back to Earth each day, rover planners combine them with other rover data to create 3D terrain models.
read the article '3D Computer Tools Help In Rover Planning' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop'
August 1, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has just crossed one stretch of rocks hazardous to its wheels and may soon reach rocks different from any it has examined so far.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop' Read More
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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read the article 'NASA Rover's Images Show Laser Flash on Martian Rock'
July 16, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first images of sparks on a Martian rock that result from the rover's laser instrument examining the rock.
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Press Release
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.
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Views Rover Crossing Into New Zone' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Rover Team Today Features Women'
June 26, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Today (Thursday) is Women's Curiosity Day for the diverse team running NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, with female engineers and scientists doing most of mission's 90-plus roles.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year with Mission Successes'
June 23, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.
read the article 'NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year with Mission Successes' Read More
Spotlight
read the article ''Scarecrow' Rover Goes Off-Roading in Dumont Dunes'
June 20, 2014

To understand Mars rover Curiosity's wheel constraints, JPL engineers test the Scarecrow rover's driving skills on desert sand dunes.
read the article ''Scarecrow' Rover Goes Off-Roading in Dumont Dunes' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mercury Passes in Front of the Sun, as Seen From Mars'
June 10, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New NASA images from Mars showing Mercury as a dim spot against the sun are the first observation from any planet other than Earth of any planet's solar transit.
read the article 'Mercury Passes in Front of the Sun, as Seen From Mars' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Wrapping Up Waypoint Work'
May 15, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will depart the science waypoint where it drilled into a rock last week.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Wrapping Up Waypoint Work' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Rover Drills Sandstone Slab on Mars'
May 6, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected powder drilled from a rock on Mars on Monday, the third time this has ever been done and the first time on a sandstone target.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Rover Drills Sandstone Slab on Mars' Read More
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read the article 'Target on Mars Looks Good for NASA Rover Drilling'
April 29, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

After weekend inspection of a Martian rock under consideration as the next drilling target for NASA's Curiosity Mars, the rover team plans to go ahead with the next steps.
read the article 'Target on Mars Looks Good for NASA Rover Drilling' Read More
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read the article 'Drill Here? NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Inspects Site'
April 25, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has maneuvered into place for close-up examination of a sandstone surface, a possible target for the mission's next drilling into a rock.
read the article 'Drill Here? NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Inspects Site' Read More
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read the article 'Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First'
April 24, 2014

A new image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta.
read the article 'Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Exploration Forum to Showcase Human Path to Mars'
April 23, 2014
Source: NASA

NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s.
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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.
read the article 'NASA Participates in the USA Science and Engineering Festival' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots'
April 8, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover last week include bright spots. Such spots, not unusual in images from the rover, have multiple possible explanations.
read the article 'Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Scoping Out Next Study Area'
April 3, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has reached a waypoint selected months ago as the location for the mission's next major investigations.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Scoping Out Next Study Area' Read More
Feature
read the article 'The Opposition of Mars'
March 28, 2014

Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover's Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations'
March 24, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is approaching a waypoint where sandstone layers exhibit textures that may tell of ancient environmental changes.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover's Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Views Striated Ground'
February 27, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A landscape scene photographed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows rock rows forming striations in the foreground and Mount Sharp on the horizon.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Views Striated Ground' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Adds Reverse Driving for Wheel Protection'
February 19, 2014

Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.
read the article 'Curiosity Adds Reverse Driving for Wheel Protection' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Drives On After Crossing Martian Dune'
February 11, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is continuing its traverse toward enticing science destinations after climbing over a dune spanning a gap in a ridge.
read the article 'NASA's Curiosity Drives On After Crossing Martian Dune' Read More
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees 'Evening Star' Earth'
February 6, 2014

New images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees 'Evening Star' Earth' Read More
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read the article 'Through the Gap: Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Dune'
February 3, 2014

UPDATE: NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover has crossed a dune that stands across a gateway to a southwestward route favored by the rover team for driving to future science destinations.
read the article 'Through the Gap: Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Dune' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover's View of Possible Westward Route'
January 31, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reached the edge of a dune on Jan. 30 and photographed the valley on the other side, to aid assessment of whether to cross the dune.
read the article 'NASA Mars Rover's View of Possible Westward Route' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Checking Possible Smoother Route'
January 29, 2014

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is considering a path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Checking Possible Smoother Route' Read More
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.
read the article 'NASA Preparing for 2014 Comet Watch at Mars' Read More
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.
read the article 'Mars Orbiter Images Rover and Tracks in Gale Crater' Read More

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