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Curiosity's first daredevil stunt

(Phys.org) -- When Curiosity enters the Martian atmosphere on August 6th, setting in motion "the seven minutes of terror" that people around the world have anticipated since launch a year ago, the intrepid ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NASA's Mars rover two weeks from landing

(Phys.org) -- 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 detective work. However, getting ...

dateJul 17, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Mars goal: nail the landing

Three weeks from Sunday night, an amiable, whip-smart engineer named Ray Baker will be staring into his computer screen at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, hopeful and helpless - or, as he puts it, "sweating ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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MAVEN mission primary structure complete

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission has reached a new milestone. Lockheed Martin has completed building the primary structure of the MAVEN spacecraft at its Space Systems Company ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Methane debate splits Mars community

Observations over the last decade suggest that methane clouds form briefly over Mars during the summer months. The discovery has left many scientists scratching their heads, since it doesn't fit into models ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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