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JPL Scientists Prepare For Rover Curiosity’s Mars Landing

The scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are getting ready for Mars rover Curiosity’s Aug. 5 landing.


NASA's rover Curiosity heads for space on November 26, 2011 atop an Atlas 5 rocket from launch pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Launches Super-Size Mars Rover To Red Planet

The rover Curiosity, which is managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is on its way to Mars.


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Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Reaches Rim Of Massive Mars Crater

NASA says its surviving Mars rover Opportunity has reached the rim of Endeavour crater after a nearly three-year trek across the surface of the red planet.


Engineers work on the Mars rover "Curiosity," at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. (credit: AP)

Audit: Upcoming Mars Mission Has Significant Challenges

A new report says significant challenges remain before NASA can launch its next rover to Mars later this year.


Engineers work on the Mars rover "Curiosity," at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. (credit: AP)

Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down To Final 4

After years of debating where on Mars the next NASA rover should land, it comes down to the final four.


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Dry Ice Lake Suggests Mars Once Had A ‘Dust Bowl’

If you think Mars is a hostile place now, it was harsher 600,000 years ago.


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Wanna Boldly Go? Hundreds Volunteer For Proposed One-Way Mission To Mars

If you don’t mind facing some stiff competition — and spending the rest of your life on the Red Planet — this could be the opportunity of a lifetime.


Ice was found on two asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. (credit: AP)

Astronomers Discover Ice On Second Asteroid

Astronomers have discovered water in the form of ice on a second asteroid, suggesting the life-essential ingredient is more common than believed.