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Clays on Mars More Plentiful Than Expected
Topic: Mars
12/23/12
A new study indicates that clay minerals cover a larger portion of Mars than previously thought. Clay minerals usually form when water is present for long periods of time, and they could help astrobiologists understand the potential for habitable environments on ancient Mars.

Curious About Life: Interview with Darby Dyar
Topic: Mars
12/13/12
In this interview, Darby Dyar explains how Curiosity rover’s ChemCam instrument will probe the rocks of Mars to learn about the planet from the inside out.

New NASA Mars Rover to Launch in 2020
Topic: Mars
12/09/12
NASA has announced a new multi-year program for Mars exploration. The plans include a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020.

Opportunity Completes Circle of Matijevic Hill
Topic: Mars
12/08/12
NASA's long-lived Opporunity rover has completed its walkabout of a crater-rim site where observations from orbiting Mars spacecraft detected traces of clay minerals.

Ancient Caverns on Mars May Have Captured Floodwaters
Topic: Mars
12/08/12
Researchers have found evidence that water from catastrophic flood discharges 2 billion years ago may have been captured by extensive cavern systems on Mars. The findings could have implications in understanding the potential for life on ancient Mars.

Curiosity's First Soil Sample
Topic: Mars
12/04/12
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil.

Opportunity in a Mars Dust Storm
Topic: Mars
11/27/12
NASA's Opportunity rover has detected atmospheric changes on Mars that are due to a martian dust storm currently being tracked by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Curious About Life: Interview with Roger Summons
Topic: Mars
11/26/12
In this interview, Roger Summons explains how the SAM instrument is geared to detect organic matter on Mars, and even figure out where it came from.

Has Curiosity Made a Historic Discovery?
Topic: Mars
11/21/12
Curiosity has now been exploring Gale Crater on Mars for a few months, testing its instruments and taking its first measurements. Already, it has found evidence that water once flowed in the crater. In the coming weeks, NASA's newest rover could have even more exciting science results to share.

Hydrogen Hints to History of Mars Water
Topic: Mars
11/20/12
A new study indicates that Mars formed from similar building blocks to those of Earth, but that there were differences in how the two planets evolved.

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