Solar System

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    New data from the Voyager 1 spacecraft has revealed that three key signs of changes expected to occur at the boundary of interstellar space have changed faster than at any other time in the last seven years. Data from Voyager includes measurements of high-energy cosmic
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    Previously, many scientists though that Earth was the only planet in our solar system with tectonic plates. New research now shows that the geological phenomenon may also be present on Mars.
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    An expedition to far eastern Russia that set out to find the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals has provided convincing evidence that they arrived on Earth from outer space.
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    Within an hour of landing, Curiosity's ChemCam instrument indicated that all systems are go. ChemCam is now ready to begin its scientific work, providing new clues about whether or not Mars once harbored ancient life.
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    Astrobiology Magazine looks at the first images of the Curiosity rover at Mars, and the reasons that the MSL team are so excited about what they're seeing.
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    A new study has shown that the method famously used to save Earth from a devastating asteroid impact in the movie Armageddon would not work in real life.
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    NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet.
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    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured an image of the Curiosity rover when it was still connected to its 51-foot-wide (almost 16 meter) parachute as it descended towards its landing site at Gale Crater.
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    Despite sharp increases in carbon dioxide emissions by humans in recent decades that are warming the planet, Earth's vegetation and oceans continue to soak up about half.
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    Curiosity has successfully touched down on Mars. Several minutes later, amidst the cheers and high-fives at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the rover’s first image was received on Earth.
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    Curiosity is the closest thing yet to a real geologist being sent to Mars. As the rover prepares for its dramatic landing, scientists on Earth are preparing for the incredible amount of data that Curiosity will return from Gale Crater.
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    Curiosity is scheduled to touch down on the martian surface at around 10:30 pm PDT on Sunday, August 5. Landing on Mars is an immense challenge, and in order to get to the surface, Curiosity will be using new technologies, like the "sky crane" system,
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    NASA's newest Mars mission is a bold step forward in our study of life's past and present potential on Mars. However, to accomplish its goals, the Curiosity rover will also draw on support from previous missions sent to Mars years ago.
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    Fewer than half of the attempts by global space agencies to reach Mars have succeeded since 1960. Now, NASA is hoping for another success in the coming days.
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    Soon the rover Curiosity will land on Mars. By design it won’t involve life-detection, but it was assembled to look for the carbon-based building blocks of Martian life and to explore the possible habitats where life might once have existed.
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