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Humans 2 Mars Summit
Topic: Mars
Summary: Explore Mars and the George Washington University Space Policy Institute present the The Humans to Mars (H2M) Summit, 6-8 May 2013 at the Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Remaining Mars Atmosphere Still Dynamic
Topic: Mars
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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.

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