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Rover Examining Odd Mars Rocks at Valley Overlook

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is investigating unusual rocks before reformatting the rover's memory and continued driving toward "Marathon Valley."

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Curiosity Mars Rover's Approach to 'Pahrump Hills'

Curiosity Mars Rover's Approach to 'Pahrump Hills'

This southeastward-looking vista from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop and surrounding terrain seen from a position about 70 feet (20 meters) northwest of the outcrop. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Solar System Missions

Cassini-Huygens to Saturn
Studying Saturn and its rings and moons.
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Dawn
Dawn, the first spacecraft ever planned to orbit two different bodies after leaving Earth, will orbit Vesta and Ceres, two of the largest asteroids in the solar system.
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Epoxi
The Epoxi mission recycles the already "in flight" Deep Impact spacecraft to investigate two distinct celestial targets of opportunity.
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Juno
The Juno spacecraft, currently making its way to Jupiter, will for the first time peer below Jupiter's dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system.
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Mars Exploration Rovers
Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring Mars since January 2004. Clues found in some rocks indicate liquid water once covered the ground.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
This orbiter has the most powerful telescopic camera ever to another planet, plus five other scientific instruments.
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Mars Science Laboratory
(MSL) spacecraft -- which includes the newest Red Planet rover, the car-sized Curiosity.
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Mars Odyssey
This orbiter studies Mars' surface composition and radiation environment and has instruments to detect water and shallow buried ice.
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Microwave Instrument on Rosetta Orbiter
This JPL instrument will study gases given off by a comet as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft orbits the comet. Rendezvous with the comet is scheduled for 2014.
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Voyager
Voyager 1 and 2 flew past Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 1 is now approaching interstellar space.
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Testing for Instrument Deployment by InSight's Robotic Arm Single Site on Mars Advanced for 2016 NASA Lander

NASA's next mission to Mars, InSight, is on track to launch a year from today and to study the Red Planet's interior to learn about how rocky planets like Earth evolved.

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Curiosity's Drill After Drilling at 'Telegraph Peak' Testing to Diagnose Power Event in Mars Rover

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days for engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27.

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Ceres Awaits Dawn NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Arrival

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres, scheduled for Friday, March 6.

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What's Up - March 2015 What's Up - March 2015

A total solar eclipse in the North Atlantic and tips to prepare for the next U.S. eclipse.

Destination Dwarf Planet: Dawn Approaches Ceres Destination Dwarf Planet: Dawn Approaches Ceres

NASA's Dawn mission will be the first to explore a dwarf planet on March 6, 2015. This video details the spacecraft's approach and orbit insertion.

Destination Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission Nears Ceres Destination Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission Nears Ceres

On March 6, the Dawn spacecraft will slip into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the main asteroid belt.

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