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Read Release: For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun
This month, movements of the planets will put Mars almost directly behind the sun, from Earth's perspective, causing curtailed communications between Earth and Mars.
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Read Release: Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind.
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Read Release: Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission -- an ancient fluid-carved valley incised on the inner slope of a vast crater's rim.
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Read Release: New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site
A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago.
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Read Release: NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation' NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance Valley."
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Read Release: Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger to Receive National Trophy Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger to Receive National Trophy
Peter Theisinger, who led projects that developed multiple NASA rovers that successfully landed on Mars, will receive a National Air and Space Museum Lifetime Achievement Trophy.
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Read Release: NASA Mars Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Regional Storms NASA Mars Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Regional Storms
A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating.
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What Happens When the Sun Blocks our Signal?
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