Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries

Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
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Mars Rover Curiosity Spotted from Space (Photo)
MRO Spots Mars Rover Curiosity in 'Artist's Drive'
April 24th, 2015
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a photo on April 8 that shows the car-size Curiosity rover cruising through a valley called Artist's Drive in the foothills of Mount Sharp.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – April 19, 2015
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket's Landing Attempt
April 19th, 2015
SpaceX nearly pulled off an unprecedented rocket landing during a cargo launch to the International Space Station and NASA's New Horizons probe returned its first color image of Pluto. Here's a look at Space.com's top stories of the week.
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On Mars, Liquid Water Appears at Night, Study Suggests
Curiosity Rover on Mars
April 13th, 2015
Liquid water likely lurks just below the surface of Mars on cold winter nights, according to new research. Is it enough to support microscopic life-forms?
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Mars Life Search: Iron-Rich Rocks Could Be Key
Curiosity Drills Holes on Mars
April 24th, 2015
A study of Yellowstone's hot springs has revealed new clues about how organic materials might get preserved in similar environments on the Red Planet, bettering our chances of finding possible signs of life.
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Opportunity for Celebration! NASA Marathon Marks Mars Rover's Feat (Video)
Opportunity Crosses the Finish Line
April 12th, 2015
About 90 employees of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, ran a marathon-length relay around the facility's grounds on Thursday (April 9) to celebrate the Opportunity rover's Mars marathon.
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NASA Probe Circles Mars for 1,000th Time
MAVEN Completes 1,000 Orbits Around Mars
April 9th, 2015
NASA's Mars-studying MAVEN spacecraft notched a spaceflight milestone this week — its 1,000th orbit of the Red Planet. MAVEN arrived at Mars in September 2014 and began its yearlong prime science mission on Nov. 16.
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Planet Mercury Shines Near Mars Tonight: When and Where to Look
Mars and Mercury, April 22, 2015
April 22nd, 2015
There are two interesting but challenging events in the night sky this week: a close conjunction of the two smallest planets, and a chance to observe at least one asteroid close to the moon.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Runs 10K on Red Planet
Curiosity Rover's View at 10 Kilometers of Driving Distance
April 17th, 2015
A 208-foot-long (65 meters) drive on Thursday (April 16) pushed the car-size Curiosity rover's odometer past 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), NASA officials said.
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