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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Nasa's Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act of Landing
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Nasa's Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act of Landing

An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover still connected...

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...

Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There
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Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There

From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration...

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...

Dark Shadows on Mars: Scene from Durable Nasa Rover
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Dark Shadows on Mars: Scene from Durable Nasa Rover

Like a tourist waiting for just the right lighting to snap a favorite shot during a stay at the Grand Canyon, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has used...

Nasa Dawn Mission Reveals Secrets of Large Asteroid
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Nasa Dawn Mission Reveals Secrets of Large Asteroid

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and kinship...

Cassini Successfully Flies Over Enceladus
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Cassini Successfully Flies Over Enceladus

Cassini flew by Enceladus at an altitude of about 46 miles (74 kilometers). This flyby was designed primarily for the ion and neutral mass spectrometer to analyze...

'mount Sharp' on Mars Links Geology's Past and Future
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'mount Sharp' on Mars Links Geology's Past and Future

One particular mountain on Mars, bigger than Colorado's grandest, has been beckoning would-be explorers since it was first sighted from orbit in the 1970s.

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Durable Nasa Rover Beginning Ninth Year of Mars Work

Eight years after landing on Mars for what was planned as a three-month mission, NASA's enduring Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is working on what essentially...
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