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HiRISE: Candidate Mars 2020 landing site near Jezero Crater

Candidate landing site for 2020 mission near Jezero Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Hypanis Valles: More likely a delta than a glacier

Is Mars’ Hypanis Valles a glacier? A new study says no. A recent study [published in Icarus] from a team of scientists led by Jacob Adler of Arizona State University explored a unique area of scientific interest on Mars called … Continue reading

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NASA video Mars report

What’s the latest news from Mars? NASA’s InSight lander and MarCO CubeSats are on their way to the Red Planet, a tiny helicopter will hitch a ride with the Mars 2020 rover mission, and Curiosity’s drill is back in business! … Continue reading

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Mars 2020: Rover to carry experimental helicopter

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on … Continue reading

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Mars 2020 rover: Heat shield cracked in testing

A post-test inspection of the composite structure for a heat shield to be used on the Mars 2020 mission revealed that a fracture occurred during structural testing. The mission team is working to build a replacement heat shield structure. The … Continue reading

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ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to Earth

ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today [April 26] to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth. Spacecraft in orbit and on Mars’s surface have made many exciting discoveries, transforming our understanding of … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report, March 30, 2018

NASA’s InSight arrives at Vandenberg AFB and readies for launch, Opportunity uses its abrasion tool for the first time in 300 sols, and Curiosity celebrates 2,000 Martian days on the Red Planet. For more about all of NASA’s Mars missions, … Continue reading

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2020 rover at key manufacturing milestone

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a July 2020 launch to Mars. The first planned ATLO activities will involve electrical integration of flight hardware into the … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report, February 26, 2018

NASA’s Curiosity finds crystals, Opportunity celebrates her 5,000th day on Mars, and the MarCO smallsats get solar arrays. [More at link]

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Sending a piece of Mars home

A chunk of Mars will soon be returning home. A piece of a meteorite called Sayh al Uhaymir 008 (SaU008) will be carried on board NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, now being built at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in … Continue reading

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