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Mars orbiter sent down closer to the surface

Cosmos Magazine - Wed 13 Feb 19

NASA repositions its atmosphere mission in readiness for new role. Andrew Masterson reports.

Mars One goes bankrupt, ending private colonization project

Gizmag - Mon 11 Feb 19

The Mars One project to colonize the Red Planet looks like it's come to a quiet end after the company was declared bankrupt. On January 15, Mars One Ventures, a private firm that was ...

MAVEN spacecraft shrinking its Mars orbit to prepare for Mars 2020 rover

Phys.org - Mon 11 Feb 19

NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to tighten its orbit around Mars. The operation will reduce ...

Video: Planetary scientist talks about her work with NASA studying asteroid Bennu

Phys.org - Fri 8 Feb 19

What can the asteroid Bennu tell us about the universe and its origins? Assistant astronomy professor Cristina Thomas talked to NAU-TV about her experience as a team member of NASA's OSIRIS ...

NASA’s MAVEN Probe Shrinks Orbit to Make Way for Mars 2020 Rover

Geek.com - Tue 12 Feb 19

More than four years after NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution probe reached the Red Planet, MAVEN is embarking on a new campaign. The mission—to tighten its orbit around Mars—will ...

NASA puts a key satellite in place for its Mars 2020 mission

Engadget - Tue 12 Feb 19

NASA is preparing for the Mars 2020 mission by bringing the MAVEN probe, which will act as its antenna and connection to Earth, closer to the red planet. Over the next few months, the ...

NASA spacecraft takes a dip to prep for Mars 2020 rover landing - CNET

CNET - Mon 11 Feb 19

Putting the brakes on MAVEN will enable better communication between the new rover and Earth.

No, You Won’t See an 'Apocalypse Asteroid' in the Sky on Valentine's Day

SPACE.com - Mon 11 Feb 19

Despite what you may have heard, the Valentine’s Day sky won't provide a glimpse of our impending doom. (Unless you're a star-crossed lover, of course.)

You Might Be Able to See Mars Near the Moon Tonight

Geek.com - Sun 10 Feb 19

Mars and the moon will make a dynamic duo in the sky tonight, and NASA has some great tips on how to spot this celestial sight. “On [Feb.] 10, the crescent moon pairs […] The post ...

You Can See Mars Near the Moon Tonight! Here's Where to Look.

SPACE.com - Sun 10 Feb 19

Mars and the crescent moon will team up in a delightful celestial sight tonight (Feb. 10) and NASA has some tips to help you spot the Red Planet in the night sky.

R.I.P., Opportunity Rover: the Hardest-Working Robot in the Solar System

Wired Science - Wed 13 Feb 19

NASA announced that, after 15 years and 5,000 charge cycles, the Mars rover Opportunity is officially dead. Here’s what killed the tenacious little robot.

Welcome home

ESA - Mon 11 Feb 19

Space Science Image of the Week: Our space science missions love coming back to Earth for gravity slingshots to far flung destinations

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft shrinking its Mars orbit to prepare for Mars 2020 Rover

SpaceDaily - Tue 12 Feb 19

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 12, 2019 NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign to tighten its orbit around Mars. ...