Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories
A little more than three months ago NASA’s Curiosity rover drilled into the Martian surface for the first time, collecting a sample from a rock called “John Klein.” On Sunday, Curiosity was at it again, this time drilling into the “Cumberland” rock.
NASA and the US Air Force Research Laboratory said they are looking for four companies to research and develop high-performance spaceflight computing capabilities.
After a month without contact with their rover, the Mars Curiosity team has selected their next target for drilling: a flat rock called Cumberland.
Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.
Scientists at Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology believe that Mount Sharp on Mars was formed by wind, not water.
NASA said its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity placed itself in standby mode during April when the sun was blocking out communication with the Red Planet and Earth.
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