[credit provider=”Viking Project, NASA”] What if instead of dust and rocks, our planetary neighbour Mars were a bit more lush? What if it had oceans, an Earth-like atmosphere, and green life coating its land?These are the questions Kevin Gill, a software engineer living in New Hampshire, sought to answer with […]
Only four people have spent more than a year in space, the record being 437 days set by Valery Polyakov on the Mir space station, but this century humans are expected to take the long trip to Mars.
[credit provider=”NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS” url=”http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00132/mhli/0132MH0163000010R0_DXXX.jpg”] The Curiosity rover has snapped images of a transparent object on the Martian surface that readers at discussion forum Above Top Secret have dubbed a “Martian flower” because it is shaped like a flower’s pistils, NBCNews.com’s Alan Boyle reports.
[credit provider=”NASA “] A water-rich Martian meteorite is unlike any meteorite scientists have ever found from the Red Planet.
[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] NASA’s dream of sending humans to Mars by 2035 might face a new roadblock. For the first time, researchers found that exposure to radiation in deep space could harm astronauts’ brains by speeding up the the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech” url=”http://www.space.com/19053-mars-rover-curiosity-holiday-grandmas-house.html”] NASA’s Curiosity rover worked through the holiday season on Mars by taking a close look at an intriguing bit of Martian terrain, a region scientists have lovingly nicknamed “Grandma’s House.”The Curiosity rover is currently parked inside Yellowknife Bay, a shallow depression of odd terrain nestled inside the rover’s […]
[credit provider=”Donkey Hotey / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/6143616487/”] This article was originally published on The Conversation and has been re-printed here under the Creative Commons licence. Earth is the only planet in our solar system with a long-term, stable supply of liquid water – essential for the formation and evolution of all organic […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems “] After seven unmanned minutes spent in terror, waiting for the culmination of decades of work, a scream of excitement shook the Curiosity rover’s control room on August 5.”Touchdown confirmed, we are safe on Mars,” engineer Allen Chen said over the radio, eliciting tears of […]
[credit provider=”Via LAWeekly blog” url=”http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2012/12/caltech_crafts_gingerbread_mar.php”] The whiz-kids over at Caltech have gone ahead and built the world another Mars rover. Except this time it’s made out of gingerbread, licorice, gumdrops and M&Ms.
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS ” url=”http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalogue/PIA16457″] At the end of October, NASA’s Curiosity rover used the high-resolution camera on its robotic arm to snap more than 50 pictures of itself. The resulting self-portrait, first published in November, was made by stitching those images together.
[credit provider=”Space.com” url=”http://www.space.com/18834-mars-rover-curiosity-drill-break.html”] The drill on NASA’s $2.5-billion Curiosity rover will break. This is not likely to happen within the robot’s scheduled two-year mission to explore Mars, but when it does, “all hell [will] break loose electronically,” Curiosity’s chief engineer Rob Manning told Space.com.The science team working at California’s Jet […]
Even the Curiosity rover turns out to be somewhat of a litter bug.
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/mesur.html”] ATTENDEES at the American Geophysical Union’s autumn meeting in San Francisco were expecting to hear some big news about Mars. Sure enough, they got some—just not the sort they had anticipated. Until expectations were firmly damped down last week, they had thought they would hear about some […]
[credit provider=”Nasa” url=”http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap051214.html”] The latest findings from NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity, were recently presented at the 45th annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California.Opportunity was launched in 2003 and is coming up on its ninth anniversary.
A second Curiosity-like rover will touch down on Mars in 2020, John Mace Grunsfeld, announced today at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.
Measurements from the Curiosity rover’s onboard radiation detector, called RAD, show that radiation levels on Mars would allow an astronaut to survive for a little less than two years on the Red Planet’s surface.
[credit provider=”NASA HQ via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/7585068650/”] John Grotzinger is the chief project scientist on NASA’s Curiosity rover, a one-ton robot that is about four months into its two-year mission to see if the Mars was ever able to support microbial life. Two weeks ago, Grotzinger set off rumours that the rover […]
[credit provider=”The Viking Project/NASA” url=”http://www.space.com/18723-most-overhyped-mars-discoveries.html”] NASA has been trying to dampen expectations for an upcoming Mars announcement after rumours abounded that the agency’s Curiosity rover discovered something big.”rumours and speculation that there are major new findings from the mission at this early stage are incorrect,” NASA officials wrote in a statement […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS “] After fully analysing samples of soil on Mars for the first time, NASA scientists announced that the Curiosity rover found traces of water, sulfur, and chlorine, but they are not necessarily of Martian origin. The results come from the biggest instrument on the Mars rover called the Sample Analysis […]
[credit provider=” NASA/JPL-Caltech”] Today is the big day.NASA will announce some results from the Mars Curiosity rover at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco at 12 p.m. EST.
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/multimedia/images/?ImageID=3438″] NASA is mapping out a strategy to return bits of rock and soil from the Martian surface to Earth, but the most intriguing Red Planet samples lie in underground caverns, some scientists say.The space agency’s next steps at Mars are geared toward mounting a sample-return mission, which […]
Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, wants to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet for perhaps $500,000 a trip.
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems “] NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars is busily grinding out science data — and has likely relayed some provocative findings — but mum’s the word from scientists on the mission.At the epicentre of all the speculation is that Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS ” url=”http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/images/?ImageID=4892″] The weather on Mars has been unusually dusty this past week, which could pose an issue for NASA’s ageing rover, Opportunity, which is going on nine years exploring Mars’ Endeavour crater. On Nov. 10, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter picked up a large dust storm. By the end […]
[credit provider=”Science/AAAS”] The science and space communities were abuzz yesterday when an essentially “non-news” item made the news — Mars Curiosity rover scientist John Grotzinger is excited about some findings that he can’t talk about, NPR reported.As the non-news made the rounds (even we couldn’t help taking part in the […]
In a chat with the BBC’s science correspondent Jonathan Amos, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he aims to put a human on Mars within 15 years. Here’s the quote:
[credit provider=”NASA”] The scientists in charge of NASA’s Curiosity rover are sitting on some exciting, but not-yet-confirmed news, NPR’s Joe Palca reports. The major discovery involves the biggest instrument on the Mars rover called the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM.
[credit provider=”USGS/R. Fournier” url=”http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/files/2012/11/fs2005-3024_fig_01-02.jpg”] To understand Mars we need to understand its on-again off-again tango with liquid water.It’s not just the search for past or present life on Mars that hinges on this, but the search for a complete chemical, geophysical, and climatological history of the red planet.
The pictures that the Mars Curiosity Rover send back may look placid and peaceful, but life in Gale crater can get windy at times, new data suggests.
[credit provider=” NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI” url=”http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/mission/instruments/radiationdetectors/rad/”] The Mars Curiosity rover is three months into its two-year mission to determine if Mars was, or still is, able to support life. One life-limiting factor to habitability — and critical to a future manned mission to Mars — is the level of radiation, from cosmic […]
[credit provider=”Google Mars”] Google Mars is a spin-off of Google Earth that shows interactive maps of the Red Planet’s surface. The feature was released in 2009 as part of the free downloadable Google Earth app, but until now, most of the satellite images were low-resolution.
President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday night (Nov. 6) means NASA will likely continue along its current path, working to get astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 among other goals.
The soils in the Martian valley of Gale Crater are similar in composition to sand found in Hawaii, NASA officials said during a teleconference today October 30.
Given the way in which he achieved his fame, it is perhaps not unreasonable to assume that Felix Baumgartner would be a champion of space exploration.
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona”] The tantalising seasonal flows observed on Mars last year may indeed be caused by liquid water, a new study suggests.The melting and subsequent evaporation of frozen salty water could cause the intriguing dark streaks, researchers said. These lines, which were spotted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter […]
NASA confirmed this afternoon that some bright particles found in a hole dug by the Curiosity’s scooper are actually from Mars and not debris from the rover. This is the second round of shiny mysterious objects the rover has run into while scooping soil at Glenelg. The first was probably a […]
[credit provider=”NASA”] NASA’s Curiosity rover had been on Mars 61 days when she gathered her first scoop of soil.Before the one-ton robot could finish sifting through her first small bucket of dust, however, all the excitement shifted to a shiny object found in the sand near the rover.
In a recent YouTube video, Bill Nye asks for your help to restore the budget for NASA’s planetary exploration program.
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia16192.html”] A rock on Mars being studied by NASA’s Curiosity rover is unlike any Martian stone ever seen, and is surprisingly similar to an unusual, but well-known, kind of rock on Earth.This type of rock is the first of its kind encountered on Mars and is helping broaden […]
[credit provider=”© Natural History Museum, London”] Black glass from a Martian meteorite that crashed in Morocco last summer may shed light on not only the surface of the Red Planet but also its interior and atmosphere, a new study reveals.Rocks are occasionally blasted off the surface of Mars by cosmic […]
[credit provider=”NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Will Pomerantz” url=”https://twitter.com/Pomerantz/status/255452901017796608″] Two nights ago, the space enthusiast twitterverse lit up when a shiny object was sighted on Mars and interrupted Curisoity’s soil-scooping mission. The Curiosity rover stopped the mission to investigate the object with her cameras. People guessed that the shiny […]
On Sunday, Oct. 7, 61 one days after the Curiosity rover landed on Mars, NASA used the scoop on her robotic arm for the first time to dig up a small batch of Martian soil.
[credit provider=”NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Will Pomerantz” url=”https://twitter.com/Pomerantz/status/255452901017796608″] The Mars Curiosity rover was in the middle of her sand-scooping mission on Sol 61, when she got distracted by a shiny object in the sand. You can see the shiny piece in the image above, circled by twitter user […]
The Jet Propulsion Team has announced today that they’ve reached the perfect place to test out their scooping mechanisms. The area is very near Glenelg, and contains lots of nice sandy soil in which for Curiosity to play.
[credit provider=”NASA”] The first 12-month mission to the International Space Station may launch in 2015, according to Russian media reports.Under the plan, two astronauts — one Russian and one American — would blast off in March 2015 on an experimental endurance mission that’s twice as long as current space station […]
On her 52nd day on Mars, the Curiosity rover has reached her first big stop: Glenelg.
[credit provider=”NASA/ACS”] Amy Shira Teitel has a great blog post up over at Vintage Science, about how much NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity actually cost us. We throw the $2.5 Billion figure around a lot, but here are a few realistic comparisons, from Teitel’s piece: Curiosity’s landing coincided with this year’s […]
The Curiosity rover’s science team has come to a consensus: There was once a large amount of flowing water in Gale Crater. They can’t say when, or for how long, but based on the types, shapes and sizes of rocks they’ve been seeing, they can say, finally, there was flowing […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mgn_p39146.png”] On Earth, we get snow, rain, fog, hail, and sleet, and all of them are basically the same thing: water.For a true change of weather, you need to go to other worlds.
This is pretty hard to make out, but that faint milky smudge in this swath of green appears to be Mars’ moon Phobos. Commentor fredk posted the image on the unmannedspaceflight forums.
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech”] NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity reached out and touched a Martian rock with its huge robotic arm for the first time, then took off on its longest Red Planet drive to date.Curiosity spent the past several days investigating a strange pyramid-shaped stone named “Jake Matijevic,” testing out some of […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Heritage Auctions “] If you’ve ever yearned to own something from out of this world, here’s your chance.On Oct. 14 in Manhattan, fragments of Mars, the moon and asteroids that have fallen to Earth go up for sale, in what auction house Heritage Auctions is billing as […]
Well folks, a little more than a month after landing on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover is finally going to start doing some real science.
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=1090″] Billions of dollars and future support of NASA’s space program hinged on the successful landing of Mars rover Curiosity when it dropped through the Red Planet’s atmosphere back in August. Fortunately, everything went off without a hitch when the car-size rover touched down on Mars’ surface on […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems “] NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has snapped stunning shots of a brief partial solar eclipse on the Red Planet, capturing images of the tiny Martian moon Phobos crossing the face of the sun.Curiosity took the photos of Phobos on Thursday (Sept. 13), roughly five weeks […]
[credit provider=”Viking Project, NASA”] NASA seems to have contaminated the Mars rover Curiosity with Earth bacteria, the Los Angeles Times reports.The contamination happened when a team member opened a previously sterile box of drill bits and placed one of the bits in the drilling mechanism. It was done in clean, […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech”] New observations by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicate that there may be “dry ice” snow falling on the Red Planet’s South Pole.This “dry ice snow” would be made up of frozen solid particles of what we know as the gas carbon dioxide — but frozen so cold that […]
[credit provider=”Shutterstock/razlomov”] Past observations from Mars orbiters and exploration rovers gave scientists hope that water once existed in shallow lakes on Mars. Some of this evidence was based on clay minerals found on Mars, thought only to form in the presence of liquid water. This was exciting because the presence […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems”] As NASA’s Curiosity rover prepares to take her first long drive to a spot called Glenelg, her keepers back on Earth continue to test and inspect several of the robot’s cameras and high-tech tools on its arm. These instruments, which include a drill, a camera […]
This small, family-run gear-making company called Forest City Gear was founded in 1955 by Stetler and Evelyn Young in Roscoe, Illinois. Their son, Fred Young is now CEO of the company. See how he and his workers helped build the Mars rover Curiosity and got to touch a little bit […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech”] About a month after landing on the surface of Mars the Curiosity rover has been making headway finding her way around the planet. After days of checking out her instruments, she made her first move Aug. 22. Since then, the team’s been getting more comfortable operating the rover […]
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia16053.html”] As extraterrestrial journeys go, it is not the most imposing challenge that science has faced. Yet the quarter-mile journey on which the Martian rover Curiosity embarked last week is being watched with breathless attention by planetary experts.The $2.5bn vehicle, the most sophisticated machine to visit another world, […]
After sitting still on Mars for two weeks, NASA’s Curiosity rover is finally making moves. The car-sized robot took its first spin on the Martian surface on Aug. 22 and another on Aug. 27.
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia16105.html”] The latest images to be sent back from the Mars rover Curiosity were released by NASA mere hours ago. Although most of the images were enhanced to show Mars as it would appear under the lighting conditions we have on Earth (the landscape would be a little pinker […]
Earlier this month, we told you that Black Eyed Pea’s member will.i.am was teaming up with NASA to debut a new song from his album #willpower via the Curiosity rover on Mars.
[credit provider=”YouTube | StephenHannardADGUK “] According to the fringe sector of the Internet, Mars is practically teeming with aliens.Since NASA’s Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet two weeks ago and powered up its cameras, it has already managed to photograph several alleged UFOs and other “anomalies” in the […]
Seriously, forget the small, black-and-white photographs. According to NASA these are most high-resolution frames of the Curiosity rover touching down on Mars on Aug. 5 during the treacherous Entry, Descent and Landing phase. And frankly, it’s awesome.
Curiosity’s rover’s onboard laser gun is at it again. After a successful test of the ChemChem instrument earlier this week, the rover targeted a rock about 19 feet away. The rock was exposed by the thrusters on Curiosity’s sky crane when the one-ton machine was lowered to Mars’ surface on Aug. […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech”] NASA engineers announced today that they will be naming the landing side of the Curiosity rover after science fiction legend Ray Bradbury, who died earlier this year, on June 5, 2012.”And today, Sol 16, we are the first roving astrobiology rover on Mars and we have truly extended […]
For two weeks, Mars rover Curiosity has been stretching its limbs, so to speak as scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory test out the robot’s various instruments before it gets down to doing some real work.
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech “] NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity took its first halting steps on the Red Planet today (Aug. 22), snapping photos of its tracks to commemorate the test drive milestone.The 1-ton Curiosity rover was slated to move about 10 feet (3 meters) forward, turn to the right 90 degrees and […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia16085.html”] Two weeks after landing on the surface of Mars, the Curiosity rover will take its first road trip tomorrow, the JPL team announced. The rover will inch forward about three meters (one rover length), turn right 90 degrees, and back up another couple meters, coming to rest […]
[credit provider=”NASA/ACS”] NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity flexed its long robotic arm for the first time on the Red Planet Monday (Aug. 20), passing a critical health check with flying colours, mission managers say.The rover unfolded the robotic arm and performed an intricate series of test maneuvers to make sure the […]
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/details.cfm?id=5928″] Just two weeks after landing one-ton roving laboratory Curiosity on Mars, NASA is already preparing for its next big project on the Red Planet: To land a robot on Mars that will delve deep into the planet’s core. Funding for a $425 million lander, called InSight, was […]
[credit provider=”Los Alamos National Laboratory via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/losalamosnatlab/7713482086/sizes/l/”] A Martian day, called a Sol, is about 39 minutes and 35 seconds longer than a 24-hour Earth day. This is because Mars has a slower rotation than Earth does. For the engineers, scientists, drivers and planners working on Curiosity, this means they […]
Two weeks after landing on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock using a powerful laser fired by the machine’s ChemChem instrument. The goal is to analyse the atomic elements of the rock. The laser struck the fist-size rock, called “Coronation,” with 30 pules over 10 seconds. “Each […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL”] Curiosity has set her sights on her first laser target: Rock N165. The rock is located about seven feet from the rover and is about three inches long. In a few days, the chemcam will shoot 30 laser pulses over 10 seconds, heating the rock to the point […]
[credit provider=”http://fuckyeahbobakferdowsi.tumblr.com/” url=”http://fuckyeahbobakferdowsi.tumblr.com/”] When NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity pulled off its daring Red Planet landing on Aug. 5, the 1-ton robot became an international star — and so did Bobak Ferdowsi.As a flight director for Curiosity’s mission, Ferdowsi played a key role in the rover’s touchdown success that night. But […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/emdot” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdot/34129050/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] In a Reddit AMA, one of the rover team members said:Curiosity’s top speed is about 4 cm/s or about 0.09 miles/hr. On a day when we drive, we expect to go about 100m. It’s slow going because we want to be really careful and we gear the […]
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=1090″] Every Mars morning, NASA researchers play a song to wake up Miss Curiosity. Today, during their Reddit AMA, they revealed their most recent choices.Her playlist so far, according to “EMB” aka Eric Blood, who works in surface systems: Sol 2: “Good Morning Good Morning” Beatles, Sgt. Peppers Lonely […]
The group of engineers and scientists who helped put NASA’s six-wheeled rover Curiosity on Mars on Aug. 5 is answering all your questions about the mission on Reddit right now.
[credit provider=”AP/M. Lakshman” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=85509d3404b941ccabb0d66613a48fc9&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2007&adte=1345060667&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=85509d3404b941ccabb0d66613a48fc9&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] India is hoping to send its first spacecraft to Mars by next year in new $82 million plan, according to Bloomberg.The timing is key — every 26 months, Mars reaches a point in its orbit which brings it closest to Earth. India hopes to capitalise on […]
[credit provider=”NASA/ACS”] For the next two years, Mars rover Curiosity will spend her days roaming around the Red Planet trying to determine if Mars ever was, or is, able to support microbial life.In many ways, the plutonium-powered science laboratory on wheels is like a person. At least that’s how Curiosity’s […]
[credit provider=”MRO/Allan Treiman “] The surface of Mars has been shaped by plate tectonics in the recent past, a new study suggests, making the Red Planet perhaps a better candidate to host life than scientists had thought. Mars may even experience seismic shifts, or ‘Marsquakes,’ every million years or so.Scientists […]
A week after NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory landed the Curiosity rover on Mars we’ve already seen some amazing images.
[credit provider=”NASA tv”] NASA’s Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars early Monday morning. It was a great moment for space enthusiasts everywhere as NASA landed the rover without a hitch while shedding more light on space exploration.
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”nasa.gov”] NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed on the surface of the red planet on Sunday night, but we were a little distracted by the mohawked engineer shown on the right. Click through to find out who this mystery science man is. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”the-deets-1″ title=”The deets.” content=”His full […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech”] New images beamed down from the NASA Curiosity rover’s HazCams show the dust plume from the rover’s descent stage.
New pictures of Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover keep rolling in. Here’s the first 360-degree panorama in colour of Gale Crater, the 96-mile-wide landing site of Curiosity. The panorama is based on a series of images taken by the rover’s Mast Camera. It took a little over an hour to […]
[credit provider=”Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mer/multimedia/pia15282.html”] NASA’s Curiosity rover has only just begun its two-year search for evidence of life on Mars. But eventually, humans will also be sent to explore the fourth planet from the Sun.We already have an idea of what astronauts will chow down on during their […]
[credit provider=”reddit” url=”http://imgur.com/u1gCE”] It’s been an awesome few days. But now, after the joy and jubilation of having successfully landed the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars starts to fade, the internet has creeped into the fun cracks, flooding the webs with Mars-based memes, cartoons and hilarity.We’ve collected some […]
The first pictures from Curiosity’s Navigation cameras, or Navcams, have been returned after the rover’s mast (Curiosity’s “head”) was successfully deployed. The hills in the distance form the rim of the 96-mile-wide Gale Carter.
See it again, or experience it for the first time with this emotional video.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on Mars for a little over a day now and it’s already beaming back a bunch of incredible images.
[credit provider=”NASA”] NASA’s latest images from the Curiosity rover (she’s been on Mars for about 18 hours now) show its great, face-on view of Mars’s Mount Sharp. The mountain is about 4 miles away, and is 3 miles high. It’s larger than any mountain on the lower 48 of the […]
When NASA successfully landed Curiosity on Mars, mission control — understandably — reacted with a raucous celebration complete with hugs, handshakes, high fives, and tears of joy.
[credit provider=”NASA TV”] WOW. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to catch Curiosity in the act of landing. In this image, taken from about 340 kilometers away, catches Curiosity while she was being parachuted down to the surface of Mars. It was taken about six minutes into the lander’s “seven […]
Here’s the first higher-resolution image taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover inside Gale Crater. It was beamed back to Earth about two hours after landing and is twice as big in pixel size as the images sent back from the rover within the first few minutes of landing.
[credit provider=”NASA TV “] PASADENA, Calif. — They entered the room like rock stars coming back onstage for an encore, or like heroes returning from a war.The leaders of the team that put NASA’s huge Curiosity rover safely on the surface of Mars received a raucous and lengthy standing ovation […]