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Sep 22, 2014 07:20 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars just acquired a new orbiting robot buddy. Continue reading →
Sep 19, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A new investigation in the quest to learn if Mars ever supported life begins this weekend with the arrival of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.
Sep 18, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
With this week's announcement of multi-billion dollar contracts being awarded to two private spaceflight companies comes a renewed excitement for what this could mean for NASA's overarching plans for Mars. 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 15, 2014 04:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new observations beamed back from a NASA Mars orbiter, an example of transverse aeolian ridges has provided a clue as to how this strange wind-blown feature evolved. Continue reading →
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.
Sep 3, 2014 01:16 PM ET
The red planet will soon experience the great relief of having a half-mile wide lump of icy rock just miss it on a flyby. DNews Space Producer Dr. Ian O'Neill explains just how lucky our ruddy, rocky Milky Way buddy will be.
Aug 30, 2014 03:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The time has come -- the little Mars rover needs its first memory wipe. Continue reading →
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