Mars Science Laboratory

Obama phones Mars team

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) – Hailing NASA’s “mind-boggling” Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, President Barack Obama urged the scientists operating the craft on Monday to phone home immediately if they find any extra-terrestrials. […]

08/13/2012

What's next for Curiosity?

(AP) – After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze. Now […]

08/13/2012

NASA: Mars rover snapped pic of rocket stage crash

(AP) – The mysterious Mars photo has been solved. A NASA engineer said Friday he’s pretty sure a Curiosity rover camera caught the rocket stage crashing in the distance after it landed in Gale Crater […]

08/10/2012

A clear look at the Rover deck

(NASA) -This image shows part of the deck of NASA’s Curiosity rover taken from one of the rover’s Navigation cameras looking toward the back left of the rover. On the left of this image, part […]

08/09/2012

Timeline of major mission events during Curiosity's landing

  (NASA) – Curiosity’s EDL team release a timeline for mission milestones surrounding the landing of the Mars rover.

08/09/2012

Mars rover sends back 1st 360-degree color view

(AP) – The photo-snapping rover Curiosity returned another postcard from Mars on Thursday – the first 360-degree color panorama of Gale Crater. Scientists admired the sweeping vista. In the distance was the base of Mount […]

08/09/2012

Mars crater where rover landed looks 'Earth-like'

(AP) – The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday. “The first impression that you […]

08/09/2012

Pebble-covered Martian surface (photo)

(NASA Mars Science Lab) – This full-resolution color image from NASA’s Curiosity Rover shows the pebble-covered surface of Mars. It was taken by the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) several minutes after Curiosity touched down on […]

08/08/2012

NASA's mohawk guy (video)

A scientist at NASA JPL Laboratories is the newest Internet sensation, thanks in large part to his hair style. Watch the video: Follow Bobak Ferdowski @tweetsoutloud or @marscuriosity Related articles The Curiosity Landing Already Has […]

08/08/2012

Curiosity sends back flood of new views from Mars

(AP) – NASA has received a flood of new black-and-white pictures from the Curiosity rover on Mars that it will stitch together to make a panorama. The photos began pouring in Wednesday morning after the […]

08/08/2012

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