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Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter
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Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter

Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.

Curiosity rover on Mars shares stunning panorama, selfie with the rocky Mont Mercou
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Curiosity rover on Mars shares stunning panorama, selfie with the rocky Mont Mercou

Curiosity drilled a sample of the rock, nicknamed ‘Nontron’ after the Earth village near which Mont Mercou is located in France.

Mars' Gale Crater 3 billion years ago resembled Iceland in terrain, temperature: study
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Mars' Gale Crater 3 billion years ago resembled Iceland in terrain, temperature: study

Techniques of comparing Mars’ samples with present day Earth can help us find a lot more, the researchers said.

Curiosity showed that Mars experienced a megaflood which leads us to believe life might've existed on the planet
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Curiosity showed that Mars experienced a megaflood which leads us to believe life might've existed on the planet

A meteor struck Mars and caused mega ripples were about 9.1 meters high and spaced about 137.1 meters apart which is similar to those on Eearth.

On the move: NASA's pictures from Mars show where Curiosity rover is headed next
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On the move: NASA's pictures from Mars show where Curiosity rover is headed next

116 images that have been stitched together, show the path that the Curiosity rover will take as it drives to the 'sulfate-bearing unit.'

Mars had salt lakes that went through wet, dry phases similar to those on Earth
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Mars had salt lakes that went through wet, dry phases similar to those on Earth

Over 3 billion years ago, the lake that was present in Gale Crater underwent a drying episode possibly linked to the global drying of Mars.

In Photos: Space rovers that empowered humankind's exploration of space
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In Photos: Space rovers that empowered humankind's exploration of space

Here is a quick chronological glance at the space rovers that have gone to Mars and the Moon.

Scientists think they know what the source of methane in Mars' atmosphere could be
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Scientists think they know what the source of methane in Mars' atmosphere could be

Since methane traces were reported in Mars' atmosphere, a debate has raged over the findings' accuracy.

Data from the Curiosity rover suggests a crater on Mars contained a lake that could support life
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Data from the Curiosity rover suggests a crater on Mars contained a lake that could support life

New data from the Curiosity rover forms the basis of a theory that the Gale crater had been home to a lake with conditions suitable for life.

Same sun, different planet: NASA's Curiosity rover clicks serene sunset on Mars
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Same sun, different planet: NASA's Curiosity rover clicks serene sunset on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has recorded a stunning view of the sunset from its location in Gale Crater on the Red Planet.

Nasa's Curiosity Rover back in business after Mars solar conjunction
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Nasa's Curiosity Rover back in business after Mars solar conjunction

Nasa's Curiosity rover is back in business after a weeks-long communication gap caused by solar interference.

Nasa's Curiosity Rover back in business after Mars solar conjunction
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Nasa's Curiosity Rover back in business after Mars solar conjunction

Nasa's Curiosity rover is back in business after a weeks-long communication gap caused by solar interference.

Curiosity rover gets first Mars rock samples
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Curiosity rover gets first Mars rock samples

NASA's Curiosity rover has become the first spacecraft ever to drill into a Martian rock and collect stone powder samples for further study, NASA said...

Mars Curiosity Rover to embark on 7km drive
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Mars Curiosity Rover to embark on 7km drive

The Mars rover Curiosity was due to wrap up an exhaustive, weeks-long instrument check on Thursday, clearing the way for its first lengthy drive to determine whether the Red Planet has ever been hospitable to life.

Mars Curiosity Rover to embark on 7km drive
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Mars Curiosity Rover to embark on 7km drive

The Mars rover Curiosity was due to wrap up an exhaustive, weeks-long instrument check on Thursday, clearing the way for its first lengthy drive to determine whether the Red Planet has ever been hospitable to life.

Curiosity snaps first panorama of Gale Crater
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Curiosity snaps first panorama of Gale Crater

Curiosity, the car-sized rover has sent across a cut-out of what is the first color panorama image of its surroundings, while in the Gale Crater...