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Mars Rover Finds Possible ‘Ingredients for Life,’ But It’s No Big Deal. Really.

December 3, 2012 | 4:43 pm

Mars Rover Finds Possible ‘Ingredients for Life,’ But It’s No Big Deal. Really.

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You can come out of your bomb shelter, put away your confetti, and in all respects calm down. The Curiosity Mars rover has not found life on Mars. It’s true that Curiosity did scoop up some dirt containing sulfur, perchlorate, and water, NASA announced on Monday. And it’s true that such chemicals are “ingredients for […]

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August 6, 2012 | 2:10 pm

Postcards from Mars: NASA Displays Images From the Curiosity Rover

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NASA’s Curiosity rover, which landed successfully on Mars Sunday night, has started beaming back its first photos. The Ames center in Mountain View designed  the robot’s chemical and mineralogy (CheMin) instrument and made other key contributions. NASA engineers, who were nervous about the difficult landing, celebrate in this Associated Press video.

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August 6, 2012 | 8:30 am

NASA Rover Curiosity Lands on Mars

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by Alicia Chang PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past. Cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory […]

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