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Curiosity update: It’s always sunny in Gale Crater

Sol 1793, August 21, 2017, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: Not to be overshadowed by other goings on in the solar system today, we planned a full day of activities for Curiosity. Unfortunately, some of the arm activities and … Continue reading

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Hurtling moon casts no cooling shadow

Total solar eclipses on Earth take hours to unfold, even if totality — the brief time when all the Sun is covered — lasts just a few minutes. Almost everyone who stands in the path of a solar eclipse notes … Continue reading

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