Latest News About Mars Science Laboratory, NASA's Newest Mars Rover

The Mars rover Curiosity, also known as the Science Laboratory, will launch in late 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012.
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Happy New Year, Mars! NASA Toasts Martian Calendar Milestone
NASA is celebrating the New Year on Mars on June 19, 2015. One Mars year is 687 days long, nearly twice the time of an Earth year, due to Mars' longer orbit around the sun.
June 19th, 2015
It's New Year's Day on the Red Planet today and NASA is celebrating in style with an epic three-day party in Mars itself … Mars, Pennsylvania, that is.
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Did Curiosity Rover Cause Mars' Mysterious Methane Spike?
Methane on Mars Rover
May 25th, 2015
A scientist has raised questions about the latest detection of methane on Mars, suggesting that NASA's rover could be responsible for the mysterious burp. Highly unlikely, but not impossible, says the Curiosity team.
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Curiosity Rover Sees Stunning Blue-Tinted Sunset on Mars (Video)
Curiosity Rover Sees Martian Sunset
May 11th, 2015
Curiosity captured the images, which mission team members combined into a Martian sunset video, with its Mast Camera between dust storms on April 15, NASA officials said.
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How to Build a Smarter Mars Rover
TextureCam Test
June 5th, 2015
Engineers are looking to automate some of the simple decision-making steps undertaken by Mars rovers and orbiters, which could dramatically improve the science they are able to perform in the search for habitable environments.
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Slippery Slopes on Mars Send Curiosity Rover on Detour
Rough Terrain Ahead of Curiosity Rover
May 23rd, 2015
The Curiosity team mapped out a new route to some interesting rocks using images captured by Curiosity and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the Red Planet since 2006.
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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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Could 'Green Rust' Be A Catalyst For Martian Life?
The Mars Curiosity Rover has found signs of ancient water on Mars.
May 26th, 2015
Green rust could help living organisms on Mars extract energy from their environment. Scientists are working on ways of identifying green rust on the surface of the Red Planet.
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Hang Gliders on Mars: Innovative Idea to Land Probes on Red Planet
MARSDROP Mission Concept
May 18th, 2015
An innovative concept for tiny probes attached to gliders could one day allow small robots to explore intricate locales on Mars that probes never could reach before, scientists say.
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Could Mars Rover Curiosity's Wheel Damage Be Caused by Corrosion?
'Hidden' Valley in Gale Crater on Mars
April 27th, 2015
A research team has published some intriguing work in Nature Geoscience regarding transient liquid water and water activity at Gale crater on Mars – the exploration zone of NASA’s Curiosity rover.
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