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NASA Rover Curiosity to Resume Search Soon

This May 11, 2016, self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Okoruso" drilling site on lower Mount Sharp's "Naukluft Plateau." The scene is a mosaic of multiple images taken with the arm-mounted Mars Hands Lens Imager (MAHLI). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The JPL team operating NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is confident to return the rover to full activity following a precautionary stand-down since July 2, 2016. Ground controllers are communicating with Curiosity, which they said is stable though it put itself into safe mode suddenly, ceasing most activities other than keeping itself healthy and following a prescribed sequence for resuming communications. ...

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Nitrogen, Water Traces on Mars Show Life Was Possible in Ancient Red Planet

The nitrogen sample analysis of Curiosity findings could have made it possible for life organism to survive on Mars. Since the nitrogen found on Mars doesn’t show any evidence of life as the surface of Mars is inhospitable for living organism, the researchers believe that the nitrates found on Mars are ancient, and could have come from non-biological processes like meteorite impacts ...

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NASA Rover Curiosity Clicks Stunning Selfie on Mars, No Clues on Minerals Still

Curiosity has failed to trigger enthusiasm on Earth about its drilling venture on Mars but cheered many sending a selfie taken with a panoramic view of the “Pahrump Hills” outcrop on Mars, where it has been working for 5 months. Curiosity’s latest self-portrait is one of the dozens of images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on ...

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Curiosity Drilling on Mars Reveals Ancient Acidic Conditions But No Mineral Traces

The second drilling on Martian mountain surface by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover hints at ancient effects of water that was more acidic than any evidenced in the rover’s first taste of Mount Sharp, said NASA. The Curiosity used a new, low-percussion-level drilling technique to collect sample powder last week from a rock target called “Mojave 2.” Curiosity reached the base ...

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Nasa’s New Study May Find Where Missing Martian Water Has Gone

The evidence in meteorites on earth that indicate Mars has a distinct reservoir of water or ice near its surface have been found by the US space agency and an international team of planetary scientists. Though controversy still surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars, the discovery helps resolve the question of where the “missing Martian water” ...

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