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read the article 'NASA Rover Findings Point to a More Earth-like Martian Past'
June 27, 2016
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Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now.
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read the article 'NASA Weighs Use of Rover to Image Potential Mars Water Sites'
June 24, 2016

Ever since it was announced that there may be evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, NASA scientists have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally changing dark streaks in the hope of finding evidence of life -- past or present -- on the Red Planet
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read the article 'NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars'
June 22, 2016
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Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Rover Descends Plateau, Turns Toward Mountain'
June 13, 2016
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has analyzed its 12th drilled sample of Mars. This sample came from mudstone bedrock, which the rover resumed climbing in late May after six months studying other features.
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read the article 'Second Cycle of Martian Seasons Completing for Curiosity Rover'
May 11, 2016
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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 'Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Rugged Plateau'
April 27, 2016
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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 ''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 '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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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 '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 'Sandy Selfie Sent from NASA Mars Rover'
January 27, 2016

Curiosity Self-Portrait at Martian Sand Dune
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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
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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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