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Curiosity update: Monitoring dynamic modern Mars

Sol 2233-35, November 16, 2018, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: It’s the windy season on Mars, and Curiosity’s activities this weekend include taking oodles of images at different times throughout the day to catch how the wind moves sand … Continue reading

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InSight: Media telecon on landing site, Nov. 19

NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rover’s landing site on the Red Planet. The rover, currently under construction at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), … Continue reading

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InSight: What’s the sound of a Mars touchdown?

What’s the sound of a touchdown on Mars? If you’re at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, it sounds like winning the Super Bowl: cheers, laughter and lots of hollering. But in the minutes before that, NASA’s InSight team will be monitoring … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gullies and crevasses on a mesa

Gullies and crevasses on a mesa. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Gullies etch a crater rim in Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 16, 2018. Multiple gullies dissect the rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria. The soft-looking material at the foot of the rim (where it meets the crater floor) may contain buried ice. See … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Monitoring frost in Raga Crater

Monitoring frost in Raga Crater. We’re watching frost up-slope from known new gully flows in Raga. These appear to be distinct from recurring slope lineae we’ve seen in other craters. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Curiosity update: SAM goes to Highfield

Sol 2231-32, November 14, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: It’s SAM day for our Highfield drill target! Today we planned to deliver a sample of the ground up rock from our Highfield drill hole to the SAM instrument. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslide in Terra Sirenum crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 15, 2018. A small landslide deposit is visible at the bottom left corner of this VIS image. The landslide is in an unnamed crater in Terra Sirenum. See more THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 5-11, 2018

Across much of the red planet there was a lull in dust storm activity last week, which is typical for this time of season. Atmospherically thin dust hazes continued near the receding south polar ice cap as well as near … Continue reading

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InSight: Broadcast schedule for landing events

NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately noon PST (3 p.m. EST) on Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the … Continue reading

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