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New views of Mars from sediment mineralogy

The first detailed examination of clay mineralogy in its original setting on Mars is offering new insights on the planet's past habitability, research led by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist David T. Vaniman has ...

dateDec 10, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Evidence found for granite on Mars

Researchers now have stronger evidence of granite on Mars and a new theory for how the granite – an igneous rock common on Earth—could have formed there, according to a new study. The findings suggest a much more geologically ...

dateNov 18, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity out of safe mode

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project received confirmation from Mars Sunday (Nov. 10) that the Curiosity rover has successfully transitioned back into nominal surface operations mode. Curiosity had been in ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity performs warm reset

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an unexpected software reboot (also known as a warm reset) yesterday (11/7/13) during a communications pass as it was sending engineering and science data to the Mars ...

dateNov 11, 2013 in Space Exploration
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