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curiosity drilling windjana
2014-05-07 06:01:58

NASA's Curiosity Rover has drilled into a slab of Martian sandstone from which portions of rock powder will be delivered into the rover's internal instruments.

Preparatory Drilling Test on Martian Target Windjana
2014-05-01 08:55:24

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover plans to proceed in coming days with the third-ever drilling into a rock on Mars to collect a sample for analysis.

Windjana
2014-04-28 04:13:26

Curiosity spent this weekend using several of its instruments to inspect a sandstone slab that could become the third drilled rock of the Mars rover’s mission, and the first to consist of something other than mudstone.

Selfie From Mars Opportunity Rover
2014-04-17 14:58:31

In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of wind events in March boosted the amount of electricity available for the rover's work.

Curiosity Mars rover tracks
2014-04-17 04:57:32

The Curiosity science team is analyzing the rock layer surrounding the base of a 16-foot-high butte known as “Mount Remarkable” to determine whether or not the region is a good candidate for investigation using tools on the robotic arm on the Mars rover.

Old Spirit Data Points To New Evidence Of Ancient Water In Mars Crater
2014-04-10 07:36:05

The hunt for a confirmed source of ancient water on the Red Planet may be over (or just beginning), at least for one group of scientists. Mars scientists looking at old data provided by NASA’s Spirit, one of the two rovers...

Martians Or A Mere Technical Glitch? What's That Light Shining On Mars?
2014-04-09 04:19:20

It’s the mystery that has space enthusiasts and the blogosphere buzzing: what exactly is the flash of light that appears on photos taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover earlier this month?

Mars Rover Scopes Out Its Next Study Area
2014-04-04 09:46:06

On Wednesday, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove the last 98 feet (30 meters) needed to arrive at a site planned since early 2013 as a destination for studying rock clues about ancient environments that may have been favorable for life.

2014-03-31 23:04:36

This year the challenges will feature five topics: robotics, space technology, human spaceflight, Earth watch, and asteroids.

ExoMars Rover Testing On Earth Ahead Of 2018 Mission
2014-03-28 12:17:49

A giant sand pit that mimics the surface of Mars will be helping test out the ExoMars rover before its trip to the Red Planet in four years.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.