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Field Report From Mars: Sol 3737 – July 30, 2014

Larry Crumpler • August 04, 2014 • 2

Larry Crumpler updates us on the Opportunity rover, which now holds the distance record for a rover on another planet and is about to climb up its highest crater rim segment yet.

[Updated]: NASA Selects 7 Science Instruments for its Next Mars Rover

Casey Dreier • July 31, 2014 • 12

Seven science instruments will help the Mars 2020 rover identify biosignatures and understand the history of the rocks it encounters on the surface of the red planet.

Planetary Society Selected as Mars 2020 Camera Partner

Bruce Betts • July 31, 2014 • 9

The Planetary Society has been selected as an education outreach partner on the just-selected NASA Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z instrument, led by Jim Bell, Planetary Society Board president and Arizona State University professor.

NASA Announces the Suite of Science Instruments on its Next Mars Rover Today

Casey Dreier • July 31, 2014

Today marks the unveiling of the suite of science instruments that will travel to Mars to look for signs of past life and help determine samples to store for possible return to Earth. The next rover mission will launch in 2020.

8th Mars Report: Martian habitability

Valerie Fox • July 30, 2014 • 9

Valerie Fox reports from the 8th International Conference on Mars on the habitability of the Red Planet.

8th Mars Report: Was Ancient Mars Warm and Wet or Cold and Icy?

Abigail Fraeman • July 29, 2014 • 3

One of the hot topics of the 8th International Conference on Mars was the nature of Mars' ancient past. Abigail Fraeman reports on our updated view of whether Mars was ever warm and wet.

Curiosity update, sols 671-696: Out of the landing ellipse, into ripples and pointy rocks

Emily Lakdawalla • July 24, 2014 • 8

For the last four weeks, the name of the game for Curiosity has been driving. But these weeks of driving have been more challenging than they used to be.

One Day on Mars

Bill Dunford • July 21, 2014 • 3

A single day's observations take us from orbital overviews all the way down to ground truth.

Mars and Europa: Contrasts in Mission Planning

Van Kane • July 19, 2014 • 30

Several announcements for proposed missions to Mars and on the planning for a NASA return to Europa that highlight the contrasts in planning missions for these two high priority destinations.

Field Report From Mars: Sol 3705 – June 27, 2014

Larry Crumpler • June 30, 2014

Opportunity has left the winter haven and is still driving south along the rim of Endeavour crater, currently exploring an outcrop a few meters from crater rim.

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