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April 10, 2014
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Images from NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots

Images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots, which might be due to the sun glinting off a rock or cosmic rays striking the camera’s detector. The image from April 3, from … Continue reading

February 10, 2014
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A New Tool in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life: A Tricked-Out Point-and-Shoot

UA engineers have turned an off-the-shelf digital camera into an imaging device that could be key in the search for life forms on other planets. The next time a NASA rover blasts off to explore Mars or some other planet, … Continue reading

January 30, 2014
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Curiosity Mars Rover Checking Possible Smoother Route

The team operating NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is considering a path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations. A favorable route would skirt some terrain with sharp rocks considered more likely to poke holes … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
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NASA Receives Mars 2020 Rover Instrument Proposals for Evaluation

NASA has received 58 proposals for science and exploration technology instruments to fly aboard the agency’s next Mars rover in 2020, twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past, and an indicator of the extraordinary interest … Continue reading

January 6, 2013
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Curiosity Rover Explores ‘Yellowknife Bay’

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. – After imaging during the holidays, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm’s reach of a sinuous rock feature called “Snake River.” Snake River is a thin … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. –– The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward early Monday, Dec. 10, approaching a step down into a slightly lower area called “Yellowknife Bay,” where researchers intend to … Continue reading

September 1, 2012
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Back to the Future: A New Science for a Changing Planet

In a world that is changing on a global scale and faster than ever before, science should rediscover its roots of observing the natural world unimpeded by the strict protocols of experimental manipulations, UA ecologist Rafe Sagarin and co-author Aníbal … Continue reading

August 3, 2012
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Taking a Robotic Geologist to Mars

As Mars rover Curiosity makes its final approach to the Red Planet, two UA geoscientists are getting ready to help solve some of the mysteries of its geologic past. On Aug. 5, at about 10:30 p.m., an already busy summer … Continue reading