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read the article 'All Three NASA Mars Orbiters Healthy After Comet Flyby'
October 19, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
All three NASA orbiters around Mars confirmed their healthy status Sunday after each took shelter behind Mars during a period of risk from dust released by a passing comet.
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read the article 'NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter'
October 9, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19.
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read the article 'NASA Holds Briefing to Discuss Comet Flyby of Mars Observations'
October 6, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Holds Briefing About Comet Flyby of Mars
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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 Honors First Human Moon Landing, Looks to Mars'
July 15, 2014
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get to Mars?
What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Martian Pit Feature Found by Seventh Graders
Martian Pit Feature Found by Seventh Graders
Sixteen seventh-graders at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, Calif., found the Martian pit feature at the center of the superimposed red square in this image while participating in a program that enables students to use the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU




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