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Helicopter Could be 'Scout' for Mars Rovers   22 Jan 2015
A proposed helicopter could triple the distances that Mars rovers can drive in a Martian day and help pinpoint interesting targets for study. Read More
Mars Exploration Rover: Opportunity
Hilltop Panorama Marks Mars Rover's 11th Anniversary   22 Jan 2015
A panorama from one of the highest elevations that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached in its 11 years on Mars includes the U.S. flag at the summit. Read More
Rosetta
Rosetta Comet 'Pouring' More Water Into Space   22 Jan 2015
There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet on which the Rosetta mission's Philae lander touched down in November 2014. Read More
Dawn
Gullies on Vesta Suggest Past Water-Mobilized Flows   21 Jan 2015
Protoplanet Vesta, visited by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2013, was once thought to be completely dry, incapable of retaining water because of the low temperatures and pressures at its surface. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
06 Feb 2015 45th Anniversary, Ye-8-5/405: Launch
10 Feb 2015 25th Anniversary, Galileo: Venus Flyby
14 Feb 2015 15th Anniversary, NEAR Shoemaker: Eros Rendezvous
17 Feb 2015 50th Anniversary, Ranger 8: Launch
20 Feb 2015 50th Anniversary, Ranger 8: Lunar Impact
21 Feb 2015 25th Anniversary, Hiten-Hagoromo: Contact Lost with Hagomoro
02 Mar 2015 50th Anniversary, Surveyor Model SD-1: Launch
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