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Mars Climate Sounder Watches Mars Weather to Prepare for Curiosity Landing

David Kass • September 29, 2010

Two weeks ago Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) started a four-week campaign to support entry, descent, and landing phase for the next Mars rover, Mars Science Laboratory (or "Curiosity").

4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 1

Ryan Anderson • September 28, 2010

Today was the first of a three day workshop in which the Mars science community gathers together and hashes out what we know and what we don't know about the four finalist MSL landing sites.

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 1 notes: Introduction, biosignatures, and mineralogy

Emily Lakdawalla • September 28, 2010

I apologize in advance for the expanse of text, but I hope that some of you will find the details interesting.

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: A review

Emily Lakdawalla • September 27, 2010

Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, about 200 scientists and engineers will sit in an over-air-conditioned room in Monrovia, California to participate in what is officially titled the "Fourth Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site Community Workshop."

The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop

Ryan Anderson • September 24, 2010

Well folks, I'm off to Pasadena to help the Mars community decide where to send its next rover.

Opportunity rolls up to Oileán Ruaidh

Emily Lakdawalla • September 22, 2010

Opportunity is continuing to make tracks toward Endeavour crater, but just because she's got a goal for her road trip doesn't mean she won't stop and smell the flowers from time to time. Er, did I say "flowers?" I meant "meteorites."

An unusual Hubble photo of Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • September 17, 2010

Amateur image magician Ted Stryk dug up this lovely view of Mars, captured on May 9, 2003 by the Hubble Space Telescope. This photo is unusual for its relatively high phase.

Gale Crater Geomorphology Paper - Published!

Ryan Anderson • September 16, 2010

Big news folks! The huge paper that I've been working on for the last couple years is finally, unbelievably, published!

Opportunity's rocky road ahead, good news for an aging rover

Emily Lakdawalla • September 15, 2010

What a difference a couple of months of driving make. Here's the sort of view of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's road ahead that I'm accustomed to, taken two months ago.

Mars As Art

Emily Lakdawalla • September 15, 2010

Attention Mars data trawlers! NASA Headquarters is looking for community input on an exhibition and book of "Mars As Art."

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