So what can a planetary rover do with a year on Mars? All NASA's Curiosity rover did was beam back over 190 gigabits of data, more than 36-thousand images and zap 75-thousand-plus laser shots at science targets -- and oh by the way, it also completed the missions main science goal by finding evidence that life was possible on Mars in the past.
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AFP (Aug. 6, 2013) The first anniversary of the suspenseful "sky crane" landing of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet is celebrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on August 5, ... watch video
NASA (Jan. 11, 2013) Officials from NASA and the Commercial Crew Program partners discuss the program's progress; Feb. 11 is the scheduled launch date for the Landsat mission from California; and more news from the week ... watch video
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Nov. 16, 2015 Astronomers have devised a high-precision method of examining magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere, representing a significant leap forward in the investigation of solar flares and potentially ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Astronomers have responded to the buzz about a mysterious dimming star by studying data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. They conclude the dimming was probably caused by ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Last year Italy sent an espresso machine up to the ISS, and this inspired a team of researchers to study the related strange fluids phenomena in low gravity, such as espresso ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Scientists suggest that 3.8 billion years ago, Mars might have had only a moderately dense atmosphere. The scientists have identified a photochemical process that could have ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Mars' largest moon -- one of only two in our solar system moving inward towards its planet -- will eventually be torn apart by tidal forces and distributed in a ring around ... read more
May 12, 2012 Team members of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission took a test rover to Dumont Dunes in California's Mojave Desert this week to improve knowledge of the best way to operate a similar ... read more
Oct. 5, 2011 In preparation for launch later this year, the "back shell powered descent vehicle" configuration containing NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has been placed on the ... read more
Apr. 8, 2011 Assembly and testing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is far enough along that the mission's rover, Curiosity, looks very much as it will when it is investigating ... read more