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  2. Investigating a tumultuous paleoclimate on Mars

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    May 12, 2021

    In an article published in April, William Rapin, a research scientist at the IRAP astrophysics and planetology research institute, presents with his team the first indications that Mars’ climate underwent fluctuations in its ancient past. These results were obtained thanks to the exceptional resolution of the RMI camera on the Curiosity rover.

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  5. SAM, première mesure d’argile française sur Mars

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    October 30, 2019

    À bord du véhicule Curiosity, l'instrument franco-américain SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) a effectué sa première analyse d'échantillons de roche argileuse en employant une technique chimique française.

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  6. Life on Mars- Curiosity rover identifies methane and numerous organic molecules

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    June 8, 2018

    Thursday 8 June, the journal Science announced that the Curiosity rover, using its SAM instrument operated from the Toulouse Space Centre in France, has identified methane and numerous organic molecules on Mars.

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  8. Martian organic molecules pique our Curiosity

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    July 10, 2018

    On 7 June 2018, Science published two important results. The two articles describe the results obtained by the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) experiment, on board the Martian rover.

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  9. MSL: Gale Crater chosen for Mars exploration in 2012

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    July 26, 2011

    NASA has announced the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. The target is an impact crater with an eroded mountain at its centre. French teams are part of the programme.

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  10. Les molécules organiques sur Mars piquent notre Curiosity !

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    June 11, 2018

    Deux résultats importants viennent d’être publiés conjointement dans la revue scientifique Science ce jeudi 7 juin 2018. Les deux articles correspondants décrivent des résultats obtenus avec l’expérience Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM), à bord du rover martien Curiosity.

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  12. CNESMAG 69- Mars, the New Frontier

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    July 18, 2016

    Drawing on the in-depth knowledge of Mars gleaned from the exceptional Mars Express, Curiosity, MAVEN, ExoMars, InSight and Mars 2020 missions, France, CNES and our scientific community will be at the forefront of this new saga of the modern age—to conquer what is fast becoming THE new frontier for all of humankind.

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  13. A French instrument on Mars in 2012

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    May 19, 2011

    The SAM suite of instruments, which will study the organic composition of the Martian soil and atmosphere for the MSL mission, is all set to go. A French team is involved in the project.

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  14. [Décryptage] Les roues perforées de Curiosity

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    May 4, 2017
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    Sur Mars, certaines roues du rover Curiosity commencent sérieusement à tomber en morceaux. Est-ce grave, docteur ?

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  15. L'espace exposé dans les gares avec SNCF

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    December 19, 2016

    A l'occasion des 5 ans du lancement de notre 1er satellite Pléiades, une exposition en partenariat avec SNCF a été déclinée dans 3 grandes gares de France jusqu'à mi-février 2017.

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  16. ChemCam et SAM Instruments on NASA’s Curiosity rover get very-long-distance fixes

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    June 8, 2015

    Since August 2012, for nearly 1,000 Mars days, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been pursuing a unique scientific and technological adventure on the surface of the Red Planet. During this time, its systems have been subjected to the rigours of Mars’ climate. The rover’s ChemCam and SAM instruments recently received fixes 350 million kilometres from Earth to restore them to full operational capability, working with teams in France.

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  17. Student Project

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    October 20, 2014

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  18. Une météorite analysée sur Mars par ChemCam

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    December 1, 2016

    Une météorite de fer-nickel vient d’être découverte sur Mars et examinée in situ grâce au spectromètre de l’instrument ChemCam à bord du rover Curiosity.

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  19. Events Archive

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    October 20, 2014

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  20. Curiosity makes successful Mars landing

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    August 10, 2012

    The Curiosity rover, part of America's MSL mission, touched down on the Red Planet on Monday 6 August 2012, according to schedule. A confirmation signal was received at 7:31 a.m. (Paris time) at mission control at JPL, Pasadena, California.

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