Mars

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

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

NASA mission provides peek of the journey to Mars

(AP) – NASA‘s latest adventure to Mars has given the world more than just glimpses of a new alien landscape. It has opened a window into the trip itself, from video footage of the landing […]

08/07/2012

Mars Mission: What's next

Most of the nail-biting moments are behind NASA scientists now that the Mars rover Curiosity gently touched down on the red planet last night. Next up: the six wheeled geology lab will spend the next […]

08/06/2012

NASA cheers Mars landing, welcomes new photos

(AP) – NASA celebrated the precision landing of a rover on Mars and marveled over the mission’s first photographs Monday – grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of […]

08/06/2012

Why Mars again? A look at NASA's latest venture

(AP) – NASA’s new robot rover named Curiosity landed safely late Sunday in a huge crater near the equator of Mars and will soon begin its scientific studies. This marks NASA’s eighth landing on the […]

08/06/2012

NASA to athletic Mars rover: 'Stick the landing'

(AP) – It’s NASA’s most ambitious and expensive Mars mission yet – and it begins with the red planet arrival late Sunday of the smartest interplanetary rover ever built. Also the most athletic. Like an […]

07/30/2012

NASA rover on target for August landing on Mars

(AP) – NASA’s latest spacecraft to Mars is due to land in August even as engineers are troubleshooting a contamination issue with one of its instruments. Mission managers said Monday the one-ton rover named Curiosity […]

06/11/2012

Digital copy of "The Martian Chronicles" on Mars

(AP) – Near the north pole of Mars, a piece of Ray Bradbury lives on, waiting to be discovered by someone in the future. A digital copy of Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles” along with works […]

06/07/2012

Budget woes force NASA to redraw plans to Mars

(AP) – NASA is racing to come up with a new, cheaper road map to Mars. The space agency said Friday it’s seeking ideas from scientists and engineers around the globe for robotic missions it […]

04/13/2012

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