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Oct 20, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As comet Siding Spring speeds away after its Martian encounter on Sunday, our armada of satellites have reported in to signal that they are OK. NASA’s Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and MAVEN missions, plus the European Mars Express have … Continue reading →
Oct 17, 2014 02:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comet Siding Spring will make a heart-stopping close flyby of the Red Planet in Sunday, giving our Martian armada of robotic explorers a ring-side view of the spectacle. Continue reading →
Oct 13, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had stumbled across a wind-rippled lake or sea at the base of Mount Sharp. Continue reading →
Sep 26, 2014 12:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In its continuing mission to fathom whether Mars' ancient environment may have been suitable to host microbial life, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity once again dusted off its drill piece and, for the first time, bored into a rock at the base of Mount Sharp. Continue reading →
Sep 24, 2014 06:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Is that a tiny cannonball on Mars? Nope, but it is a fascinating object all the same. Continue reading →
Sep 16, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Rod Pyle, SPACE.com
NASA is staunchly defending the science plans for its flagship Mars rover Curiosity in the wake of a recent senior-level review that at times harshly criticized the mission's science operations.
Sep 12, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
More than two years after touching down inside Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the place that drove scientists to select the landing site at the outset – Mount Sharp.
Aug 25, 2014 11:43 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Despite its name, one Mars rock isn't about to enrich NASA's Mars rover Curiosity with a cascade of science. Continue reading →
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