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  • Mars Science Laboratory | Planetary News
    posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 05 02 by Heather Dalton Asteroids as Seen From Mars A Curiosity Rover First A new image from NASA s Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid and it shows two Ceres and Vesta These two This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Asteroids Ceres Curiosity Dawn Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft Vesta on 2014 04 25 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte Scientists using NASA s Curiosity Mars rover are eyeing a rock layer surrounding the base of a small butte called Mount Remarkable as a target for investigating with tools on the This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity HiRISE Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Science Laboratory mission NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 04 18 by Heather Dalton Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots Images taken by NASA s Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots which might be due to the Sun glinting off a rock or cosmic rays This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rocks rover spacecraft on 2014 04 11 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Scoping Out Next Study Area On Wednesday NASA s Curiosity Mars rover drove the last 98 feet feet 30 meters needed to arrive at a site planned since early 2013 as a destination for studying rock This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA outcrop rover spacecraft on 2014 04 04 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Rover s Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA s Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission s next science This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission NASA Budget outcrop rover on 2014 03 27 by Heather Dalton PDS MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY DATA RELEASE 4 The NASA Planetary Data System announces the fourth release of data from the Mars Science Laboratory MSL mission covering data acquired from Sol 360 through Sol 449 August 10 through November 10 2013 This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged Mars Science Laboratory on 2014 03 24 by Julie Tygielski Curiosity Adds Reverse Driving for Wheel Protection Terrain that NASA s Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit On Tuesday Feb 18 the rover covered This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 02 24 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees Evening Star Earth New images from NASA s Curiosity Mars rover

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  • MAVEN | Planetary News
    03 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept 21 Orbit Insertion NASA s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution MAVEN spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10 month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles 711 million This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Mars MAVEN mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2014 09 19 by Heather Dalton MAVEN spacecraft makes final preparations for Mars On Sept 21 2014 the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet The orbit insertion maneuver will be This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Mars MAVEN mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2014 09 12 by Heather Dalton Job Opportunity MAVEN POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN MARS MAGNETIC FIELDS NASA GSFC CRESST University of Maryland Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research Associate funded through the University of Maryland College Park UMCP and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged GSFC Mars magnetic fields MAVEN on 2014 07 28 by Julie Tygielski NASA s Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data as Comet C 2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged comet Mars Mars Odyssey Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MAVEN mission NASA orbiter Siding Spring spacecraft on 2014 07 25 by Heather Dalton Job Opportunity Postdoc position at University of Colorado LASP The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking to fill immediately a postdoctoral research associate position to investigate the near Mars space environment This entry was posted in Job Opportunities Uncategorized and tagged MAVEN on 2014 06 09 by Julie Tygielski Mars Magnetic Fields and Upper Atmosphere Postdoctoral Researchers NASA GSFC CRESST University of Maryland Applications are now being accepted for two Postdoctoral Research Associates funded through the University of Maryland College Park UMCP and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged Mars magnetic fields MAVEN NASA Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory upper atmosphere investigations on 2014 04 21 by Julie Tygielski Job Opportunity MAVEN MARS UPPER ATMOSPHERE AND SOLAR WIND INTERACTIONS POST DOC The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Post Doctoral Research Associate to work on data from the MAVEN mission The This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged LASP MAVEN on 2014 03 14 by Julie Tygielski Relay Radio on Mars Bound NASA Craft Passes Checkout The team operating NASA s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution MAVEN mission successfully completed on Feb 19 2014 the initial post launch power on and checkout of the spacecraft s Electra Ultra High Frequency

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  • mission | Planetary News
    NASA s Europa Mission Team Joins Forces for the First Time They re united by a lofty goal to investigate whether Jupiter s moon Europa could harbor primitive life under its icy shell Last week a team of scientists and engineers for This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged astrobiology Europa ice icy worlds Jupiter mission NASA spacecraft on 2015 08 12 by Heather Dalton From Mountains to Moons Multiple Discoveries from NASA s New Horizons Pluto Mission Icy mountains on Pluto and a new crisp view of its largest moon Charon are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by NASA s New Horizons team just one day after This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Charon flyby mission moon NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 07 24 by Heather Dalton NASA s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger Older Cousin to Earth NASA s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near Earth size planet in the habitable zone around a sun like star This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged exoplanet habitable zone Kepler mission NASA space telescope on 2015 07 24 by Heather Dalton NASA s New Horizons Phones Home Safe after Pluto Flyby The call everyone was waiting for is in NASA s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p m EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 07 16 by Heather Dalton NASA s Three Billion Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto After a decade long journey through our solar system New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday about 7 750 miles above the surface This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged flyby mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 07 16 by Heather Dalton NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is speeding towards the edge of our solar system for a July 14 flyby of Pluto It won t be making observations alone NASA s fleet of observatories This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Cassini flyby Kepler mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft Spitzer Space Telescope on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton Pluto Toolkit NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is fast approaching its close up flyby of dwarf planet Pluto 4 67 billion miles 7 5 billion kilometers from Earth Closest approach is on 14 July 2015 Use This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach Mission News and tagged flyby mission NASA New Horizons Pluto social media spacecraft on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton New Custom Tool Lets You Experience Pluto Time Just how dim is the sunlight on Pluto some three billion miles away While sunlight is much weaker than it is

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  • MRO | Planetary News
    Orbiter mission MRO NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2015 01 16 by Heather Dalton NASA PDS MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER DATA RELEASE 31 The Planetary Data System PDS is pleased to announce a new delivery of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO data for the following instruments CRISM CTX HiRISE MARCI MCS RSS SPICE There This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged Mars MRO on 2014 12 08 by Julie Tygielski Second Landing Site Workshop for the Mars 2020 Rover Dear Colleague You are invited to participate in the second landing site workshop for the Mars 2020 Rover The workshop will be held in the Pasadena CA area on August This entry was posted in Community Announcements Meeting Announcements and tagged Mars 2020 rover MRO on 2014 11 19 by Julie Tygielski NASA PDS MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER DATA RELEASE 30 The Planetary Data System PDS is pleased to announce a new delivery of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO data for the following instruments CRISM CTX HiRISE MARCI MCS RSS SPICE There This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged MRO PDS on 2014 09 08 by Julie Tygielski NASA PDS MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER SHARAD RADARGRAM RELEASE 2 The Planetary Data System PDS announces the second release of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO Shallow Radar SHARAD radargram data processed by the U S members of the SHARAD team This release This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged MRO SHARAD on 2014 08 17 by Julie Tygielski PDS MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER SHARAD RADARGRAM RELEASE 1 The Planetary Data System PDS announces the first release of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO Shallow Radar SHARAD radargram data processed by the U S members of the SHARAD team This release includes This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged MRO Radargram SHARAD on 2014 07 21 by Julie Tygielski PDS MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER DATA RELEASE 29 The Planetary Data System PDS is pleased to announce a new delivery of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO data for the following instruments CRISM CTX HiRISE MARCI MCS RSS SPICE There This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged MRO PDS on 2014 06 09 by Julie Tygielski NASA Mars Orbiter Examines Dramatic New Crater Space rocks hitting Mars excavate fresh craters at a pace of more than 200 per year but few new Mars scars pack as much visual punch as one seen in This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged crater impacts Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission MRO NASA spacecraft on 2014 02 07 by Heather Dalton Call For Imaging Of Candidate Landing Sites For The 2020 Mars Rover In response to the recent release of the Mars 2020 mission Announcement of Opportunity we are soliciting imaging targets for candidate landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover mission Candidate This entry was posted in Funding Opportunities and tagged landing sites Mars 2020 rover MRO on 2013 10 14 by Julie Tygielski Planetary Data System Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO Data Release 26 The Planetary Data System PDS

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  • MSL | Planetary News
    Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA outcrop rover spacecraft on 2014 04 04 by Heather Dalton Curiosity Adds Reverse Driving for Wheel Protection Terrain that NASA s Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit On Tuesday Feb 18 the rover covered This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 02 24 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees Evening Star Earth New images from NASA s Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky The rover s view of its original home planet even includes our This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Earth Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 02 07 by Heather Dalton Mars Orbiter Images Rover and Tracks in Gale Crater NASA s Curiosity Mars rover and its recent tracks from driving in Gale Crater appear in an image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment HiRISE camera on NASA s Mars This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 01 09 by Heather Dalton NASA Curiosity First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help NASA s Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions In a little more than a year This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged age Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rocks rover on 2013 12 18 by Heather Dalton Mars Science Laboratory Release 4 The NASA Planetary Data System announces the fourth release of data from the Mars Science Laboratory MSL mission covering data acquired from Sol 270 through Sol 359 May 9 2013 to Aug This entry was posted in Research Tools and tagged Mars Science Laboratory MSL on 2013 12 16 by Julie Tygielski Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100 000 Zaps NASA s Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100 000 shots fired by its laser It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged ChemCam Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2013 12 06 by Heather Dalton Rover Team Working to Diagnose Electrical Issue Science observations by NASA s Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended for a few days while engineers run tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on Nov 17 This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2013 11 20 by Heather Dalton NASA s Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches Cooperstown NASA s Mars rover Curiosity completed its first two day autonomous drive Monday bringing the mobile laboratory to

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  • New Horizons | Planetary News
    Dalton NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is speeding towards the edge of our solar system for a July 14 flyby of Pluto It won t be making observations alone NASA s fleet of observatories This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Cassini flyby Kepler mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft Spitzer Space Telescope on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton Pluto Toolkit NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is fast approaching its close up flyby of dwarf planet Pluto 4 67 billion miles 7 5 billion kilometers from Earth Closest approach is on 14 July 2015 Use This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach Mission News and tagged flyby mission NASA New Horizons Pluto social media spacecraft on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton New Custom Tool Lets You Experience Pluto Time Just how dim is the sunlight on Pluto some three billion miles away While sunlight is much weaker than it is here on Earth it isn t as dark as you might This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach and tagged mission NASA New Horizons Pluto social media on 2015 06 12 by Heather Dalton NASA s Hubble Finds Pluto s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos If you lived on one of Pluto s moons you might have a hard time determining when or from which direction the sun will rise each day Comprehensive analysis of data This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged Charon Hydra mission moons NASA New Horizons Nix orbit Pluto spacecraft Styx on 2015 06 05 by Heather Dalton New Horizons Spots Pluto s Faintest Known Moons It s a complete Pluto family photo or at least a photo of the family members we ve already met For the first time NASA s New Horizons spacecraft has photographed Kerberos This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Hydra Kerberos mission moons NASA New Horizons Nix orbit Pluto spacecraft Styx on 2015 05 15 by Heather Dalton 85 Years after Pluto s Discovery NASA s New Horizons Spots Small Moons Orbiting Pluto Exactly 85 years after Clyde Tombaugh s historic discovery of Pluto the NASA spacecraft set to encounter the icy dwarf planet this summer is providing its first views of the small This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Hydra mission NASA New Horizons Nix orbit Pluto spacecraft on 2015 02 20 by Heather Dalton The View from New Horizons A Full Day on Pluto Charon This time lapse movie of Pluto and its largest moon Charon was recently shot at record setting distances with the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager LORRI on NASA s New Horizons spacecraft The movie was This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Charon mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 02 13 by Heather Dalton NASA s New Horizons Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter NASA s New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long awaited historic

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  • Opportunity | Planetary News
    Mission News and tagged Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft on 2014 04 18 by Heather Dalton Cleaner NASA Rover Sees Its Shadow in Martian Spring Late afternoon lighting produced a dramatic shadow of NASA s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity photographed by the rover s rear hazard avoidance camera on March 20 2014 The shadow falls across a slope This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged crater Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft on 2014 04 04 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Orbiter Views Opportunity Rover on Ridge A new image from a telescopic camera orbiting Mars shows NASA s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at work on Murray Ridge without any new impact craters nearby The Feb 14 view This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Mars Mars Exploration Rover Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission NASA Opportunity orbiter rover spacecraft on 2014 02 24 by Heather Dalton Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving Doughnut Riddle Researchers have determined the now infamous Martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut dubbed Pinnacle Island is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA s Mars This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Mars mission NASA Opportunity rocks rover spacecraft on 2014 02 18 by Heather Dalton NASA s Opportunity at 10 New Findings from Old Rover New findings from rock samples collected and examined by NASA s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity have confirmed an ancient wet environment that was milder and older than the acidic and oxidizing This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft on 2014 01 25 by Heather Dalton Decade Old Rover Adventure Continues on Mars and Earth Ten years ago the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars What an adventure it s been Though Spirit and Opportunity were built as nearly identical twins and both This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft Spirit on 2014 01 03 by Heather Dalton Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites In Memory of Bruce Murray Features on Mars important to the missions of NASA s two active Mars rovers are now called Murray Ridge and Murray Buttes in honor of influential planetary scientist Bruce Murray 1931 2013 This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Bruce Murray Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft on 2013 11 19 by Heather Dalton Mars Rover Opportunity Heads Uphill NASA s Mars Exploration Rover has begun climbing Solander Point the northern tip of the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission s nearly 10 Earth years on Mars Guided by This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity on 2013 10 23 by Heather Dalton Mars Rover Opportunity Working at Edge of Solander NASA s Mars rover Opportunity is studying the area of

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  • orbiter | Planetary News
    Rosetta spacecraft on 2015 01 23 by Heather Dalton NASA and ESA Celebrate 10 Years Since Titan Landing Ten years ago an explorer from Earth parachuted into the haze of an alien moon toward an uncertain fate After a gentle descent lasting more than two hours it landed This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Cassini ESA Huygens lander mission NASA orbiter radar Saturn spacecraft Titan on 2015 01 16 by Heather Dalton Lost 2003 Mars Lander Found by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter The Beagle 2 Mars Lander built by the United Kingdom has been thought lost on Mars since 2003 but has now been found in images from NASA s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Beagle 2 ESA lander Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission MRO NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2015 01 16 by Heather Dalton MESSENGER Data Suggest Recurring Meteor Shower on Mercury The closest planet to the sun appears to get hit by a periodic meteor shower possibly associated with a comet that produces multiple events annually on Earth The clues pointing This entry was posted in Science News and tagged comet Encke Mercury Messenger meteor shower mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2015 01 09 by Heather Dalton Venus Express Goes Gently Into the Night ESA s Venus Express has ended its eight year mission after far exceeding its planned life The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit following This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged atmosphere ESA mission orbiter planetary atmospheres spacecraft Venus Venus Express on 2015 01 09 by Heather Dalton Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres NASA s Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres a Texas sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft Dawn launched This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2015 01 09 by Heather Dalton All Three NASA Mars Orbiters Healthy After Comet Flyby All three NASA orbiters around Mars confirmed their healthy status Sunday after each took shelter behind Mars during a period of risk from dust released by a passing comet Mars This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged comet Comet Siding Spring Mars Mars Odyssey Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MAVEN mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2014 11 03 by Heather Dalton MESSENGER Provides First Optical Images of Ice Near Mercury s North Pole NASA s MErcury Surface Space ENvironment GEochemistry and Ranging MESSENGER spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadowed craters near Mercury s north This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged craters ice Mercury Messenger mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2014 10 17 by Heather Dalton Rosetta s Comet Landing Site Close Up A mosaic from the European Space Agency s Rosetta spacecraft shows Site J the primary landing

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