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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Curiosity update: Dusty skies

Sol 2086, June 20, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich:  The dust storm that is challenging Opportunity closed in on Gale Crater over the weekend with a substantial increase in dust levels. The storm is no threat to nuclear-powered Curiosity … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Curiosity ends second Mars year at Gale Crater

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover today completes its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has recorded environmental patterns through two full cycles of Martian seasons. The repetition helps distinguish seasonal effects … Continue reading

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Jarosite: key to ancient temperatures?

The water-related mineral jarosite is occurs both on Earth and in sediments on Meridiani Planum, Mars. Scientists have found that by measuring the isotope ratio of argon-40 to argon-39 in the rock — a technique that can be applied to … Continue reading

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