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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.
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Press Release
read the article 'New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins'
April 15, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Did life first arise on Earth in warm, gentle springs on the sea floor? Researchers are putting together the chemical pieces of how this process might have occurred.
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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
Feature
read the article 'Replicating a Rock on Mars'
April 7, 2014

Scientists finally have their hands on a piece of Mars, sort of. Technology seemingly straight out of Star Trek allowed the replication of a rock on Mars using a 3D printer.
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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
Press Release
read the article 'Scientists Favor Four ExoMars Landing Sites'
April 3, 2014
Source: European Space Agency

Some 60 scientists and engineers came together March 26-28, 2014, for the first ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Workshop, held at ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid. Their task was to begin the process of drawing up a shortlist of the most suitable landing locations for ESA's first Mars rover.
read the article 'Scientists Favor Four ExoMars Landing Sites' 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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Feature
read the article 'Cleaner NASA Rover Sees Its Shadow in Martian Spring'
March 27, 2014

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has captured a shadow selfie on a slope it is exploring with an increasing power supply, as winds remove some dust and spring days grow longer.
read the article 'Cleaner NASA Rover Sees Its Shadow in Martian Spring' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets'
March 27, 2014
Source: NASA/Space Science Telescope Institute

NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.
read the article 'NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets' Read More
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
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.
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars' Read More
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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Feature
read the article 'Relay Radio on Mars-Bound NASA Craft Passes Checkout'
February 28, 2014

With completion of a checkout of the relay radio on NASA's Mars-bound MAVEN spacecraft, all of the onboard payloads have now successfully passed initial in-flight checkouts.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars'
February 27, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A team of scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars.
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Status Report
read the article 'MAVEN Status Update: Feb. 27, 2014'
February 27, 2014

On Feb. 26, mission controllers performed a successful second trajectory correction maneuver, also known as TCM-2.
read the article 'MAVEN Status Update: Feb. 27, 2014' 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.
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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
Feature
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.
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Views Opportunity Rover on Ridge' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving 'Doughnut' Riddle'
February 14, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers have determined the now-infamous Martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January.
read the article 'Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving 'Doughnut' Riddle' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Busy Week of Imaging and Robotic Arm Studies'
February 12, 2014

Opportunity is climbing 'Murray Ridge' up on Solander Point, part of the rim of Endeavour Crater.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Moves Longest-Serving Mars Spacecraft for New Observations'
February 12, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has tweaked its orbit to help scientists make the first systematic observations of how morning fogs, clouds and surface frost develop in different seasons on the Red Planet.
read the article 'NASA Moves Longest-Serving Mars Spacecraft for New Observations' 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.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA and French Space Agency Sign Agreement for Mars Mission'
February 10, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and the French Space Agency (CNES), signed an implementing agreement Monday for cooperation on a future NASA Mars lander called InSight.
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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.
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiters See Clues to Possible Water Flows' Read More
Feature
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
Press Release
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.
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Examines Dramatic New Crater' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'MAVEN on Track to Carry Out its Science Mission'
February 4, 2014
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

The MAVEN spacecraft and all of its science instruments have completed their initial checkout, and all of them are working as expected.
read the article 'MAVEN on Track to Carry Out its Science Mission' Read More
Feature
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 'Work on Mystery Rock Continues As Rover Marks 10 Years on Mars'
January 31, 2014

Opportunity is up on "Solander Point" at the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover is continuing to investigate this curious surface rock, called "Pinnacle Island" that apparently was kicked up by the rover during a recent traverse.
read the article 'Work on Mystery Rock Continues As Rover Marks 10 Years on Mars' 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 'NASA's Opportunity at 10: New Findings from Old Rover'
January 23, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New findings from rock samples collected and examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity have confirmed an ancient wet environment that was milder and older than the acidic and oxidizing conditions told by rocks the rover examined previously.
read the article 'NASA's Opportunity at 10: New Findings from Old Rover' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Celebrating 10-Years on Mars!'
January 23, 2014

Opportunity is up on "Solander Point" at the rim of Endeavour Crater. Opportunity is positioned on the edge of an exposed outcrop where orbital observations suggest the possible presence of small amounts of clay minerals.
read the article 'Celebrating 10-Years on Mars!' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Hosts News Conference About 10 Years of Roving on Mars'
January 21, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later.
read the article 'NASA Hosts News Conference About 10 Years of Roving on Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'NASA Receives Mars 2020 Rover Instrument Proposals for Evaluation'
January 21, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has received 58 proposals for science and exploration technology instruments to fly aboard the agency's next Mars rover in 2020.
read the article 'NASA Receives Mars 2020 Rover Instrument Proposals for Evaluation' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Encountering a Surprise'
January 17, 2014

Opportunity is up on "Solander Point" at the rim of Endeavour Crater.
read the article 'Encountering a Surprise' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Free Mars Exploration Rover 10-Year Anniversary Event Tonight'
January 16, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The public is invited to share, either in person or online, in a 10-year anniversary event for the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), Spirit and Opportunity, tonight at 7 p.m. PST (10 p.m. EST).
read the article 'Free Mars Exploration Rover 10-Year Anniversary Event Tonight' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Ten-Year Anniversary Nears'
January 9, 2014

Opportunity landed on Mars on Jan. 24, 2004 PST (Jan. 25, 2004 UTC) on what was to be a three-month mission, but instead the rover has lived beyond its prime mission and roved the planet for nearly 10 years.
read the article 'Ten-Year Anniversary Nears' 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
Press Release
read the article 'NASA and Smithsonian to Host 10-Year Anniversary Events for Mars Rovers'
January 6, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington are sponsoring events to commemorate 10 years of roving across the Red Planet by the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER).
read the article 'NASA and Smithsonian to Host 10-Year Anniversary Events for Mars Rovers' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Decade-Old Rover Adventure Continues on Mars and Earth'
January 3, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Landings of NASA Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity 10 years ago inspired some students to pursue careers that put them on the team still operating one of those long-lived rovers.
read the article 'Decade-Old Rover Adventure Continues on Mars and Earth' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Clues from Orbit Aiding Exploration'
January 1, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The rover is maintaining favorable northerly tilts for energy production. Opportunity is positioned on the edge of an exposed outcrop where orbital observations suggest the possible presence of small amounts of clay minerals.
read the article 'Clues from Orbit Aiding Exploration' Read More

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