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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 | 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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NASA Robot Approaches Mars

August 2, 2012 | 3:37 pm

NASA Robot Approaches Mars

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If all goes well, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Sunday, NASA’s Curiosity Lander will touch down on the surface of Mars, ending a 352-million-mile journey that began last November. That’s a big “if.” NASA engineers have half-jokingly referred to the landing as the “Seven Minutes of Terror,” referring to the time it’ll take Curiosity […]

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