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Science Investigations Resumed By Curiosity
2013-03-26 11:33:56

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed science investigations after recovery from a computer glitch that prompted the engineers to switch the rover to a redundant main computer on Feb. 28.

Planck Mission Exposes Ancient Light With Help From Supercomputer
2013-03-21 13:31:52

Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe.

Curiosity Active Again After Entering 'Safe Mode' Again Over Weekend
2013-03-19 18:46:06

Curiosity has been having a bit of trouble on Mars lately with its software, and yesterday NASA announced its prized rover entered "safe mode" again after more glitches had occurred.

Moon, Mars Science Conference Events Streamed Live
2013-03-18 10:21:29

NASA's Mars Curiosity and lunar GRAIL missions, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be among those discussed during the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston on March 18 to 22.

South By Southwest Interactive Award Landed By Mars Curiosity
2013-03-14 10:02:32

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The down-to-Earth persona of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, expressed on Twitter, Facebook, live streaming on Ustream, viral videos and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, has captured the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Award for best social media campaign. The award, presented last night at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, honors the Mars Curiosity social media campaign for turning NASA's newest Mars rover into an...

Smithsonian Honors Team Behind Successful Mars Curiosity Landing
2013-03-14 09:15:39

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum announced that the team responsible for the successful landing of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will receive its 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement on April 24 in Washington D.C.

In Mid-March Comet PANSTARRS Rises To The Occasion
2013-03-08 10:35:02

In Mid-March comet PANSTARRS will be making its appearance in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere just after twilight

Briefing On Curiosity's Analysis Of Mars Rock Held By NASA
2013-03-08 08:48:16

NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), Tuesday, March 12, to discuss the Curiosity rover's analysis of the first sample of rock powder ever collected on Mars.

Window Into Europa’s Ocean Opened By Astronomers
2013-03-05 10:28:13

salty water from the vast liquid ocean beneath Europa’s frozen exterior actually makes its way to the surface.

Curiosity Is Back On Track After Memory Glitch Forced JPL To Switch Computers
2013-03-05 07:48:33

Today, the JPL team announced Curiosity has transitioned from that precautionary status back to its active status following a series of troubleshooting efforts to put the rover back on track.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.