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Emily LakdawallaDecember 5, 2012

Planetary Society Weekly Hangout: present and future rovers

The Planetary Society has a new weekly Google+ Hangout time slot, Thursdays at noon PT / 2000 UT. Join me and Casey Dreier for a discussion of the Curiosity kerfuffle and NASA's future rover plans. This week, Casey Dreier and I talked about the Curiosity kerfuffle and NASA's future rover plans. Here's the archived recording.

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Carbon-chlorine compounds detected by SAM on Mars

NASA / JPL / GSFC

Carbon-chlorine compounds detected by SAM on Mars
The first examinations of Martian soil by the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument show no definitive detection of Martian organic molecules at this point. The instrument did detect simple chlorinated carbon compounds, represented by ball and stick models on the graph.

Read more: Space Policy, mission status, explaining technology, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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