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Remaining Mars Atmosphere Still Dynamic
Topic: Mars
04/11/13
New data from the Curiosity rover indicates that much of Mars' original atmosphere has been lost, but what remains is still quite active.

Alaska Sand Dunes Imply a Wetter Mars
Topic: Mars
04/01/13
Liquid water at and beneath frozen Alaskan sand dunes during Arctic winter suggests that liquid water could also be temporarily stable at frost-covered sand dunes on Mars.

The MAVEN Magnetometer
Topic: Mars
03/30/13
NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars will carry a sensitive magnetic-field instrument that will help reveal new information about the evolution of Mars' atmosphere.

Do Mars Rocks Have Desert Varnish?
Topic: Mars
03/23/13
Curiosity's ChemCam has identified what might be chemical similarities on the surface of very different martian rocks. Could the chemical signatures be attributed to dust that settled on the rocks... or might it be something else?

Where Life Could Thrive: Interview With John Grotzinger
Topic: Mars
03/21/13
Billions of years ago, the site on Mars where Curiosity analyzed its first rock sample had the conditions necessary to support life on Mars. John Grotzinger, project scientist for the mission, spoke with Astrobiology Magazine about the mission and the new results.

Buried Flood Channels on Mars in 3D
Topic: Mars
03/19/13
Scientists have used date from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to create a 3-D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of the red planet.

Curiosity Sees a Watery Trend
Topic: Mars
03/19/13
When Curiosity drilled into a mudstone rock, the rover found evidence that past environmental conditions on Mars could have been favorable for life. New data from Curiosity shows that these conditions extended beyond the site of the drilling.

Strategies for Mars Survival
Topic: Mars
03/14/13
New research has revealed key features in proteins needed for life to function on Mars and other extreme environments. Scientists found subtle but significant differences between the core proteins in ordinary organisms and organisms that survive in the extreme conditions of Antarctica.

Curiosity Rover Finds Conditions Were Suited for Life on Ancient Mars
Topic: Mars
03/13/13
An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. The sample came from sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed and contained some of the key chemical ingredients for life.

Curiosity Shuts Down for Solar Storm
Topic: Mars
03/09/13
Due to a fast approaching solar storm, NASA has temporarily shut down surface operations of the Curiosity Mars Science Lab (MSL) rover.

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