Mars

Mars rover Curiosity makes first test drive

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – The NASA rover Curiosity made its first test drive Wednesday on ancient soil of Mars. “Wheel tracks on Mars,” Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Allen Chen tweeted along with an image sent […]

08/22/2012

India plans to send craft to orbit Mars next year

(AP) – India plans to send a spacecraft to Mars next year on a scientific mission critics say shows the governing party’s skewed priorities when people lack electricity and safe drinking water. Prime Minister Manmohan […]

08/15/2012

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

Curiosity's first low-resolution color panorama

This movie shows the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. It was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera. Watch the […]

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

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

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