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Mars rover Curiosity targets football-sized rock


September 20th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-sized rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine, US space agency NASA announced. ... Read more...

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NASA rover lands on Mars to discover if there was life (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered one tonne rover Curiosity, packed with sophisticated instruments, touched down on Mars Sunday on a quest for signs of whether the Earth's ... Read more...

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US rover to scout for Mars’ habitability


November 27th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover was launched to help assess Mars' habitability.The car-sized rover, atop an Atlas V rocket, blasted off at 10.02 a.m. Saturday from Cape ... Read more...

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Nuclear-powered US rover launched to probe Mars’ habitability


November 26th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover lifted off on Saturday morning to help assess Mars' habitability, or whether the Red Planet is or ever was an environment able ... Read more...

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Three more missions to Mars planned


November 24th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) After the latest mission takes off Saturday, NASA is planning to send three more missions to Mars, with the next one scheduled in 2013, according to ... Read more...

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NASA to launch new mission to Mars Saturday


November 24th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) A nuclear-powered Rover - bigger than a Maruti car - which will embark on a nine-month journey to Mars to examine whether the red planet has ... Read more...

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NASA to launch Mars rover in November


November 11th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA will launch its car-sized Mars rover named Curiosity later this month.Scheduled to land on Mars in August 2012, the one-tonne rover will examine Gale Crater ... Read more...

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NASA picks landing site for next Mars probe


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a mountain inside the planet's Gale crater, the US space agency has announced.The car-sized Mars Science ... Read more...

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NASA’s next Mars rover arrives in Florida


June 24th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall, the US space agency said in ... Read more...

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‘Organics’ Found On Mars, Says New NASA Study


January 8th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study that has made space scientists excited indicates trace of life can be found on the soil of Mars. The study has been done ... Read more...

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The guide to ‘Colonizing the Red Planet’


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A manned mission to Mars would be the greatest adventure in the history of the human race and one man has penned a book on how to make ... Read more...

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Now, NASA’s rover to blast Mars rocks with laser


December 26th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): NASA's next rover will blast Martian rocks with a rock-zapping laser instrument.The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on the rover Curiosity can excite a pinhead-size spot into a ... Read more...

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NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft sets exploration record on Mars


December 16th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by BNO News
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, has broken the record for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet, the agency said.The probe began its 3,340th day in ... Read more...

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NASA scientist’s experiment to find out if Mars ever had life in the past


January 6th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): An experiment proposed by a NASA scientist has been added to the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on a mobile NASA laboratory that will land on Mars ... Read more...

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Inflatable shells could ensure safe landings for spacecrafts on Mars


August 12th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): NASA is planning to test inflatable shells for spacecraft traveling to Mars in the future, so as to ensure safe landings on the Red Planet.Before NASA's Mars ... Read more...

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6th grader names NASA’s Mars rover as ‘Curiosity’


May 28th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): NASA has selected 'Curiosity', the name given by a sixth-grade student from Kansas, US, for its Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011.Twelve-year-old Clara Ma from ... Read more...

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NASA releases interactive 3-D views of International Space Station, new mars rover


May 8th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): NASA has released an interactive, 3-D photographic collection of internal and external views of the International Space Station (ISS) and a model of the next Mars rover.NASA and ... Read more...

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NASA invites public to vote for a name for its Mars rover


March 20th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): NASA will post online nine names that are finalists for the agencys Mars Science Laboratory mission and invite the public to vote for its favorite from March ... Read more...

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NASA, Google launch virtual exploration of Mars


February 3rd, 2009 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (Xinhua) NASA and Google announced Monday the release of a new Mars mode in Google Earth that brings to everyone's desktop a high-resolution, three-dimensional view of the red planet.Besides ... Read more...

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Methane on Mars traced to three hotspots


January 16th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): In the most sensitive measurements yet made of the Martian atmosphere, scientists have determined that methane gas in the environment of the Red Planet is concentrated in ... Read more...

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NASA delays unmanned Mars mission for two years


December 5th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (RIA Novosti) The head of US space agency NASA has said the Mars Science Laboratory's (MSL) unmanned mission to the red planet will be delayed for two years until ... Read more...

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NASAs next mission to Mars rescheduled to 2011


December 5th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): NASAs next mission to the Red Planet, known as Mars Science Laboratory, has been rescheduled to launch two years later than previously planned, in the fall of ... Read more...

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NASA may struggle to afford new space missions


November 30th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new report by a US National Research Council panel has indicated that the huge tag prices attached to NASA''s proposed space missions will make it difficult ... Read more...

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NASA narrows down list for next Mars landing to 4 sites


November 20th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): As NASA selects a landing site for its next Mars mission called the Mars Science Laboratory, four intriguing places on the Red Planet have made it to ... Read more...

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NASA announces naming contest for new Mars rover


November 19th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): NASA, in cooperation with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures movie WALL-E from Pixar Animation Studios, has announced a naming contest for its car-sized Mars Science Laboratory rover ... Read more...

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Methane gas confirmed on Mars


October 22nd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A scientist has claimed to have found concrete evidence that confirms the detection of methane gas on Mars and also identifies key sources of the gas.The scientist ... Read more...

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Scientists choose the three best places to look for life on Mars


September 24th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): A group of 150 astronomers, geologists and biologists has picked what it considers the three best places to look for life on Mars.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Brackish water might have thwarted development of life on early Mars


February 16th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): New discoveries by NASAs Opportunity rover has led scientists to suggest that life might have been thwarted from developing in the early history of Mars because of high ... Read more...

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NASAs new probe to search for ice on Mars in May 2008


December 29th, 2007 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): NASAs new probe named Phoenix is all set to touch down on the unexplored north pole of Mars on May 25, 2008, in an attempt to find whether ... Read more...

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NASA’s mineral-mapping camera scouting wet landing site for next Mars mission


November 14th, 2007 - 2:33 am ICT by admin
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Possible Mars landing sites’ pictures released in colour


November 14th, 2007 - 2:04 am ICT by admin
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