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read the article 'NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap'
May 26, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap.
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read the article 'Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach'
May 19, 2016

On May 12, 2016, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this striking image of Mars, when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth.
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read the article 'Second Cycle of Martian Seasons Completing for Curiosity Rover'
May 11, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed its second Martian year since landing in 2012, recording environmental patterns through two full cycles of Martian seasons.
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read the article 'Found: Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars'
May 3, 2016

Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests.
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read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Rugged Plateau'
April 27, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the mission's 44 months on Mars.
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read the article 'NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite'
April 21, 2016
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NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s.
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read the article 'NASA Wins Webby Awards'
April 6, 2016

NASA's principal website received its eighth Webby Award nomination for government website, and the agency's social media team has received its second nomination for NASA's social media presence.
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read the article 'Mars Longevity Champion Launched 15 Years Ago'
April 5, 2016

The NASA spacecraft that was launched 15 years ago this week carried the name 2001 Mars Odyssey and the hopes for reviving a stymied program of exploring the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars'
March 31, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is driving to an alternative hillside target after a climb on the steepest slope ever tackled by any Mars rover. Opportunity could not quite get within reach of a target researchers hoped the rover could touch earlier this month.
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read the article ''Mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth'
March 30, 2016

What might it look like if you were walking around on Mars? A group of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has been working on methods to take this question from the realm of imagination to the mind-bending domain of mixed reality.
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read the article 'New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars'
March 21, 2016

A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Europe's New Mars Mission Bringing NASA Radios Along'
March 14, 2016

Two NASA radios aboard the European Space Agency's Mars mission that launched today are engineered to provide communication relay service for rovers and landers on Mars.
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read the article 'NASA Selects Scientists for Mars Rover Research Projects'
March 11, 2016

NASA has selected 28 researchers as participating scientists for the Curiosity Mars rover mission, including six newcomers to the rover's science team.
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read the article 'Ten Years of Discovery by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter'
March 9, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

True to its purpose, the big NASA spacecraft that began orbiting Mars a decade ago this week has delivered huge advances in knowledge about the Red Planet.
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read the article 'NASA Targets May 2018 Launch of Mars InSight Mission'
March 9, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.
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read the article 'Close Comet Flyby Threw Mars' Magnetic Field Into Chaos'
March 9, 2016

Just weeks before the historic encounter of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with Mars in October 2014, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft entered orbit around the Red Planet.
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read the article 'MAVEN Observes Mars Moon Phobos in the Mid- and Far-Ultraviolet'
March 1, 2016
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars’ moon Phobos formed.
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read the article 'Revisit NASA's Mars Pathfinder and Rover (360 View)'
February 26, 2016

Use your mouse or mobile device to explore the site on the Red Planet where NASA's first Mars rover mission, Pathfinder, landed in 1997.
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read the article 'Opportunity Mars Rover Goes Six-Wheeling up a Ridge'
February 25, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is working adeptly in some of the most challenging terrain of the vehicle's 12 years on Mars, on a slope of about 30 degrees.
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Spotlight
read the article 'Celebrating Women in Science'
February 12, 2016

Women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory pose for a photo in mission control in honor of Women in Science Day.
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read the article 'Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters'
February 10, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Fourteen space travel posters of colorful, exotic cosmic settings are now available free for downloading and printing.
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read the article 'Mars Landing Pioneer Elected To National Academy of Engineering'
February 9, 2016

Adam Steltzner, a JPL engineer who helped pioneer the breakthrough technique for landing a one-ton rover on Mars, is being honored with admission into the National Academy of Engineering.
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read the article 'Six CubeSats with JPL Contributions Chosen for SLS Flight'
February 2, 2016

The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.
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read the article 'Sandy Selfie Sent from NASA Mars Rover'
January 27, 2016

Curiosity Self-Portrait at Martian Sand Dune
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read the article 'Mars Rover Opportunity Busy Through Depth of Winter'
January 25, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Opportunity rover, which landed on Mars 12 years ago this week, remained active through the shortest-sunshine days of the current Martian winter.
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read the article 'A Planetary Quintet is Dancing Across the Skies'
January 21, 2016

For the next month, early risers will have a chance to feast their eyes on a rare lineup of five planets.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Tastes Scooped, Sieved Sand'
January 21, 2016

At its current location for inspecting an active sand dune, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is adding some sample-processing moves not previously used on Mars.
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read the article 'Rover Rounds Martian Dune to Get to the Other Side'
January 4, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity rover has driven to the downwind side of an active sand dune and returned images of cascaded sand.
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