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NASA Rover Gets Movie as a Mars Moon Passes Another

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Texas A&M Univ

PASADENA, Calif — The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.

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Wackiest Missions That Never Happened (or Ended Badly)

The Titan Mare Explorer was proposed to be the first interplanetary “boat” to sail the methane seas of Titan. Like so many missions proposed and considered by NASA, it wasn’t to be. Image Credit: NASA

For every triumph, such as the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity, there are any […]

The Latest from Curiosity: Rocks, Eclipses, and Plaques

Curiosity’s progress from Bradbury Landing to Glenelg as of Sol 46 (September 19) –  950 feet down, 656 left to go. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA’s Curiosity rover is making great strides – or great wheel tracks rather – on its primary mission. The rover, which landed at Bradbury Landing late on August 5, is rolling along […]

NASA Official Announces Chair of New Mars Program Planning Group

Former NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa will lead the Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) tasked to reformulate the agency's Mars Exploration Program. Photo Credit: NASA

 

Former NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa will lead the Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) tasked to reformulate the agency's Mars Exploration Program. Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA’ s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, has named former veteran NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa to lead a newly established Mars Program Planning Group […]

Opinion: A Roar, a Whimper and a Grunt: Russia’s Ill-Fated Love Affair with Mars

Many are saying that Phobos-Grunt failure marks the final sunset of Russia's Mars aspirations. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Texas A&M/Cornell

As Russia’s ill-fated Phobos-Grunt mission plunged Earthward and burned in the dense atmosphere, high above the eastern Pacific, near the coast of Chile, its demise was another brutal reminder that space exploration is neither routine, […]