Hi I'm John Grotzinger. I'm the project scientist for Mars Science Laboratory mission and this is your Curiosity Rover Report.
Curiosity's got some great new findings. We've been able to find a place on Mars where we can actually date a rock. That means we don't have to have astronauts to bring them back to Earth like we did back in the 1960's.
We simply drill the rock, put it into the instrument and its able to give us the age at which time the rock formed. One of the big things that Curiosity is trying to do is explore and find organic carbon on Mars.
AP (Feb. 13, 2013) University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists are helping search for alien life forms, but they will never go into space. They are studying Earth rocks that are billions of years old, looking for ... watch video
NASA (Feb. 14, 2014) Hi my name is Matt Heverly.
I'm a rover driver and this is your Curiosity Rover Report.
The rover recently drove over a sand dune we called 'Dingo Gap.'
This is in order to get to an area on the ... watch video
AP (Oct. 19, 2015) Students visited the South Lawn of the White House on Monday night and got the chance to explore samples of rocks from the moon, Mars and various meteorites at President Barack Obama's "Astronomy ... watch video
AFP (Apr. 23, 2014) German firm Lempertz unveiled plans for what it says is the first auction of a Soviet-era space capsule dating back to the 1970s in Europe, with the capsule expecting to fetch up to 1.4 million euros ... watch video
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