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Landing the Mars Exploration Rovers
Deciding where on Mars to land each of the two exploration rovers has occupied more than two years of research and analysis. With the help of the planetary sciences community, mission planners have narrowed the field from hundreds to just two.
Matthew P. Golombek
Martian Field Trips on Earth
From dunes in the western United States to acid lakes in Australia, planetary geologists are looking here on Earth for clues to Mars' geologic past and present.
Geotimes staff
Technology: Robotic Geologists Take to Mars
Next month, the first of two twin robotic geologists will head to the Red Planet, armed with a suite of tools for conducting geology on the harsh martian surface.
Lisa M. Pinsker

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Human exploration or robotic? Two leaders of the Planetary Society suggest how to realize a combination through the Mars Outposts proposal.
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With Republicans now in control of both chambers, energy legislation is a top priority of the House and Senate leadership.
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All About Steve (and Darwin)
This just in: Almost 300 Ph.D. scientists named Steve support evolution education.
Glenn Branch and Skip Evans

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NASA plans to launch two Mars Exploration Rovers next month to the Red Planet. The rovers will be solar powered and will function as robotic field geologists. The artist's rendering pictured here and background image are both from Malin Space Science Systems.
 
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