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Where should the European Mars rover land?

Picking a landing site on Mars is a complex process. There's the need to balance scientific return with the capabilities of whatever vehicle you're sending out there. And given each mission costs millions (sometimes billions) ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Space Exploration
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NASA upgrades its 3-D spacecraft app

( —A new-and-improved version of NASA's Spacecraft 3D app for mobile devices is launching to coincide with the second anniversary of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover's landing on Mars. In addition, content ...

dateAug 06, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity spots a heavy metal meteorite

Talk about heavy metal! This shiny, lumpy rock spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover is likely made mostly of iron—and came from outer space! It's an iron meteorite, similar to ones found in years past by Curiosity's forerunners ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Space Exploration
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