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Questions and answers about Curiosity

PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's new robot rover named Curiosity landed safely late Sunday in a huge crater near the equator of Mars and will soon begin its scientific studies. This marks NASA's seventh landing on the red planet and is its 19th Mars mission, including those by orbiters and other spacecraft. Why Mars again? Click the headline for the answer to this and other questions about Curiosity.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-08-06/nasa-rover-curiosity-lands-mars-aft
The Patch looks good when it's not so crowded

...path projections. Three decades ago, we could be hundred of miles off. Today, we are much, much more precise. MARS MISSION: George Dean writes that he didn't send any postcards this summer, but he was in Mars, Pa., when our spacecraft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-10/patch-looks-good-when-its-not
New studies show Mars has a violent and dry history

...produced by a sudden surge of rock fragments, salts and sulfides from a meteorite impact, Knauth said. In response, the Mars mission's principal investigator, Steven Squyres of Cornell University, said his team stands by its original interpretation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/22/liv_34975.shtml
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Researchers practice for possible Mars mission in Utah desert

...similar in a lot of ways." The goal of the habitats, participants say, is to stimulate public interest in manned Mars missions by replicating the potential experience on Earth. NASA doesn't directly sponsor or fund the habitats, but often...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/27/liv_413599.shtml
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Mars mission planners coming to Atlanta

...Robert Braun, who has worked with NASA on previous Mars missions. "What we would like to do is use the moon as a science...the commission's goal is to build enthusiasm for a Mars mission, but it's been a tough sell with some who say there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/22/met_409579.shtml
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NASA rover drills into rock in search for evidence of water

...images show fine layering in the rock and mysterious BB-sized granules. Scientists involved in the $820 million Mars mission are mulling several theories of how the glossy, sandblasted rock formed, including volcanic eruptions, windblown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/26/liv_405886.shtml
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Mars mission enters full swing

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's twin rovers reached out their robotic arms to touch the surface of Mars on Monday, marking the first day of the joint $820 million mission that both spacecraft were in full swing.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/03/liv_403212.shtml
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NASA rover rolls off lander and onto Mars

...days to unfold and ready itself. A few hours before the rover's big move, Vice President Dick Cheney toured the Mars mission control center and praised the staff as "America's most dedicated and successful scientists and researchers." His...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/16/liv_401218.shtml
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Spirit stirs as NASA plots rover's course

...Really there is nothing left to do on the lander for Spirit, so tomorrow we are going to egress onto the surface of Mars," mission manager Jennifer Trosper said. Once Spirit is on the ground, it will take a parting photo of the inert lander with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/liv_401083.shtml
Life & style
NASA's Mars miracle

...to Earth by Spirit are filling scientists - as well as the general public - with "shock and awe." To be sure, the Mars mission still has much to accomplish before it can be declared an unqualified success. But it's certainly off to an unqualified...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/08/edi_400235.shtml
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