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2018 NASA FRC Grant Announcement Status Update

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NASA is diligently working through the application review process and will make an announcement as soon as possible. We know that you are all anxiously awaiting the results of the 2018 NASA FIRST Robotics Competition grant award selections and we will post them as soon as they are finalized. Thank you for your patients and understanding in this time sensitive situation - NASA RAP (Robotics Alliance Project)

Martian Ridge Brings Out Rover's Color Talents

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Color-discerning capabilities that NASA's Curiosity rover has been using on Mars since 2012 are proving particularly helpful on a mountainside ridge the rover is now climbing. These capabilities go beyond the thousands of full-color images Curiosity takes every year: The rover can look at Mars with special filters helpful for identifying some minerals, and also with a spectrometer that sorts light into thousands of wavelengths, extending beyond visible-light colors into infrared and ultraviolet. These observations aid decisions about where to drive and investigations of chosen targets.

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Mars Rover Mission Progresses Toward Resumed Drilling

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity team is working to restore Curiosity's sample-drilling capability using new techniques. The latest development is a preparatory test on Mars. The five-year-old mission is still several months from the soonest possible resumption of drilling into Martian rocks. Managers are enthusiastic about successful Earth-based tests of techniques to work around a mechanical problem that appeared late last year and suspended use of the rover's drill.

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Large Solar Storm Sparks Global Aurora and Doubles Radiation Levels on the Martian Surface

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An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and on the surface. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/large-solar-storm-sparks-global-aurora-and-doubles-radiation-levels-on-the-martian-surface

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Climbing Toward Ridge Top

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun the steep ascent of an iron-oxide-bearing ridge that's grabbed scientists' attention since before the car-sized rover's 2012 landing.

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Last Updated: November 18, 2017
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