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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3278-3279: Making the most of limited data!

The Sol 3727 drive went well, positioning the rover at the transition in the Marker Band that was the goal of the drive.  As expected, we did not...

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USGS Returns to the Moon!

The Artemis program just took a giant leap toward returning to the Moon! With the First National Cislunar Science & Technology Strategy press release...

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Curiosity blog | Sols 3718-3720: Go For Drilling at Encanto

In the previous plan, Curiosity conducted a preliminary assessment of the potential drill target “Encanto” (as seen in the above MAHLI image) and...

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Caves Across the Solar System

Are you curious about extraterrestrial caves? Do you wonder what’s inside of these cave systems and how they were formed? We’ve reached out to...

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A Martian Mons Mystery, (Paleo) Climate Change, and Rivers of Lava: What Three New USGS Maps Reveal About Mars

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona recently released a series of geologic Martian maps that could all be impactful to future...

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From Earth to Space: Astrogeology team tell Denver7 News how they use Terrestrial Analog sites to study our Solar System!

Do you want to know how and why scientists use terrestrial analogs to do research and explore space? Watch this quick video of physical scientist Ryan...

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Icy Mystery

Let’s take an illustrative look at a new study that explored a recently formed crater on Mars. The new icy crater will help scientists better...

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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3674–3675: Evaluating a Possible Drill Location

The weekend drive went well and Curiosity is back on top of the marker band, investigating some intriguing, rippled bedrock. We’re assessing whether...

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Astrogeology Team Reflect on Successful Artemis 1 Mission Launch: A Mission to be Thankful For!

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, we at Astrogeology are not only thankful for food on our tables, but for the successful launch of NASA’s...

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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3653–3654: A Scenic Stop

Over the weekend Curiosity made great progress towards a location that the team identified as a good imaging stop. We came in this morning and...

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Testing Moon mission technologies in northern Arizona

In October 2022, the USGS Astrogeology Science Center will team up with NASA and Babbitt Ranches to help test space suits and pressurized rovers in...

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Sols 3589–3591: There’s plenty to see around here!

Curiosity is back to planning after an issue with the rover’s arm in last weekend’s plan.  The engineers are still making sure we understand what...

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