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Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward
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Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues to move forward with assessment and recovery from a memory glitch that affected the rover's A-side computer.

Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover
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Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover

The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been...

Nasa Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample
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Nasa Curiosity Rover Collects First Martian Bedrock Sample

NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample...

Nasa's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year
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Nasa's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, one of the twin rovers that bounced to airbag-cushioned safe landings on Mars nine years ago this week, is currently...

NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill Into First Martian Rock
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NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill Into First Martian Rock

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet.

When Huygens Met Titan
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When Huygens Met Titan

Eight years ago, the European Space Agency's Huygens bounced, slid, and wobbled its way to rest on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.

Nasa Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples
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Nasa Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian...

Mars Soil Sample Delivered for Analysis Inside Rover
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Mars Soil Sample Delivered for Analysis Inside Rover

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has ingested its first solid sample into an analytical instrument inside the rover, a capability at the core of the two-year mission...

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares to Study Martian Soil
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NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares to Study Martian Soil

NASA's Curiosity rover is in a position on Mars where scientists and engineers can begin preparing the rover to take its first scoop of soil for analysis.

Nasa's Infrared Observatory Measures Expansion of Universe
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Nasa's Infrared Observatory Measures Expansion of Universe

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have announced the most precise measurement yet of the Hubble constant, or the rate at which our universe is stretching...

Curiosity Finishes Close Inspection of Rock Target
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Curiosity Finishes Close Inspection of Rock Target

NASA's rover Curiosity touched a Martian rock with its robotic arm for the first time on Sept. 22, assessing what chemical elements are in the rock called "Jake...

Vesta in Dawn's Rear View Mirror
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Vesta in Dawn's Rear View Mirror

NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its...

Calibration Target For Curiosity's Arm Camera
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Calibration Target For Curiosity's Arm Camera

This view of the calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images taken by that camera during the...

Nasa Mars Rover Begins Driving at Bradbury Landing
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Nasa Mars Rover Begins Driving at Bradbury Landing

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun driving from its landing site, which scientists announced today they have named for the late author Ray Bradbury.

New Nasa Mission to Take First Look Deep Inside Mars
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New Nasa Mission to Take First Look Deep Inside Mars

NASA has selected a new mission, set to launch in 2016, that will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see why the Red Planet evolved so differently...

NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain
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NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain

NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday...

Newest Nasa Mars Mission Connects Past and Future
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Newest Nasa Mars Mission Connects Past and Future

NASA's newest Mars mission, landing in two days, will draw on support from missions sent to Mars years ago and will contribute to missions envisioned for future...

Curiosity Rover on Track For Early August Landing
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Curiosity Rover on Track For Early August Landing

Eight days before reaching Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft performed a flight-path adjustment scheduled more than nine months ago.

Nasa's Car-Size Rover Nears Daring Landing on Mars
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Nasa's Car-Size Rover Nears Daring Landing on Mars

NASA's most advanced planetary rover is on a precise course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific...

Nasa Mars Rover Team Aims For Landing Closer to Prime Science Site
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Nasa Mars Rover Team Aims For Landing Closer to Prime Science Site

NASA has narrowed the target for its most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, which will land on the Red Planet in August. The car-sized rover will arrive closer to...
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