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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.

Will comet Siding Spring make a meteor shower on Mars?

Emily Lakdawalla • March 05, 2013 • 6

JPL's Solar System Dynamics group shows that there is still a possibility that C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) could hit Mars. But the uncertainty in its position at that time is large -- the closest approach could happen an hour earlier, or an hour later -- so we're a long way from knowing yet whether it will or (more likely) won't impact.

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