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Has Curiosity Made an ‘Earth-Shaking’ Discovery?

The Mars Science Laboratory team has hinted that they might have some big news to share soon. But like good scientists, they are waiting until they verify their results before saying anything definitive. In an interview on NPR today, MSL Principal Investigator John Grotzinger said a recent soil sample test in the SAM instrument Sample… Continue reading Has Curiosity Made an ‘Earth-Shaking’ Discovery?

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Search for Life Shapes Future Mars Missions

As NASA’s Curiosity rover prepares to get its wheels in motion on Mars, the space agency is set to issue a new look at where exploration of the Red Planet could go in the years and decades to come – based on the theme "Seeking the Signs of Life." The report, stemming from a Concepts… Continue reading Search for Life Shapes Future Mars Missions

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Mars Science Laboratory: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act Landing

An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance orbiter captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot-wide (almost 16 meter) parachute as it descended towards its landing site at Gale Crater. "If HiRISE took the image one second before or one second after, we probably would be… Continue reading Mars Science Laboratory: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act Landing