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Ice Cap to Ice Cap with Mars Odyssey

Bill Dunford • April 02, 2013 • 2

Explore the mysterious Martian landscape with the workhorse of the Solar System, Mars Odyssey.

Field Report From Mars: Sols 3237-3262 - March 4–29, 2013

Larry Crumpler • March 29, 2013

Flash memory or computer problems oddly occurred on both Curiosity and Opportunity around Feb 27. One possibility is that a large solar flare resulted in radiation at Mars sufficient to temporarily corrupt the memory on both rovers.

Curiosity update, sol 227: Some sharpshooting and a dusty deck

Emily Lakdawalla • March 29, 2013 • 4

Curiosity is back to science operations, though the activities are limited in scope by the fact that conjunction is fast approaching. Here's a couple of neat images from sol 227.

LPSC 2013: watery Martian minerals

Emily Lakdawalla • March 28, 2013 • 3

Some interesting results from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on clay minerals on Mars and what they might mean about ancient water.

A Different Angle on Mars

Bill Dunford • March 25, 2013

A new slant on Martian landscapes from Mars Global Surveyor.

LPSC 2013: Sedimentary stratigraphy with Curiosity and Opportunity

Emily Lakdawalla • March 20, 2013 • 4

A mind-boggling quantity of information is being presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. In my first report from the meeting, I try to make sense of the Curiosity and Opportunity sessions.

Yes, it was once a Martian lake: Curiosity has been sent to the right place

Emily Lakdawalla • March 12, 2013 • 7

The news from the Curiosity mission today is this: Curiosity has found, at the site called John Klein, a rock that contains evidence for a past environment that would have been suitable for Earth-like microorganisms.

The First Taste of Mars

Bill Dunford • March 11, 2013 • 3

Nearly four decades before Curiosity, we dug into Mars for the first time. The pictures are still amazing.

Planetary Society Hangout: March 7th, 2013 - What's Going On With Curiosity and a NASA Budget Update

Casey Dreier • March 07, 2013 • 3

Thursday at noon PST/3pm EST/20:00 UT we check in with Emily Lakdawalla to bring us up to speed with Curiosity's computer problems and we check in on NASA's budget status.

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Begins Wrapping Science on Matijevic Hill

A.J.S. Rayl • March 06, 2013 • 1

As February turned to March, Opportunity was conducting some of its final science investigations on Matijevic Hill, the MER team was making preparations for the robot field geologist's trek south for the next winter, and the Mars Exploration Rovers mission was checking off another month of exploration.

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