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A Dramatic New Crater on Mars
Topic: Mars
Summary: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a spectacular image of a new crater on Mars.

Lights, Camera, MAVEN: A Mission to Uncover the History of Mars
Topic: Mars
Summary: On a mission to shed light on the red planet's lost atmosphere, MAVEN will use eight instruments, five deep dips and an eccentric orbit to capture the myriad the forces of sun, wind, charge and magnetism in action.

10 Years on Mars Leads to Livable Mud
Topic: Mars
Summary: Ancient minerals analyzed by NASA's Opportunity rover may provide evidence that water suitable for life existed on the surface of the planet some 4 billion years ago.

Happy 10th anniversary Opportunity!
Topic: Mars
Summary: NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, landed touched down on Mars ten years ago today. Since then, the rover has made stunning discoveries about the potential for past life on Mars.

In the Eye of the Beholder
Topic: Mars
Summary: Astrobiologists are developing ‘intelligent' instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data. Although focused on Mars exploration for the time being, the technology could benefit missions throughout the Solar System.

A Decade in the Dust
Topic: Mars
Summary: NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers landed on Mars in January of 2004 to begin their 90-day primary mission on the red planet. Ten years later, the Opportunity rover is still returning data from the surface.

Mars Express Makes Daring Flyby of Phobos
Topic: Mars
Summary: In late December, the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft made a daring flyby of Mars' moon Phobos.

Astrobiology Top 10: Where Life Could Thrive: Interview With John Grotzinger
Topic: Mars
Summary: As 2013 draws to a close, Astrobiology Magazine highlights the year's top stories. At number 2, John Grotzinger, project scientists for Curiosity, talks about how the mission showed that conditions at its landing site may have once been suitable for life. (Originally published on 03/21/13)

Astrobiology Top 10: MAVEN Launched to Study Upper Atmosphere of Mars
Topic: Mars
Summary: As 2013 draws to a close, Astrobiology Magazine highlights the year's top stories. At number 4 is the launch of a NASA mission that will investigate how Mars lost its atmosphere and abundant liquid water. (Originally published on 11/19/13)

Curious Results from Mars
Topic: Mars
Summary: A recent set of publications highlight findings from NASA's Curiosity rover during its first four months on Mars. The studies provide new insight into the origin of water trapped in Mars soil, and the history of the martian environment at Curiosity's landing site in Gale Crater.

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