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Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories

Radiation Dangers From Manned Mars Trip
2013-05-30 13:20:16

There are many barriers that stand in the way of sending a human team to the surface of Mars. But near the top of the list of dangers would have to be the radiation exposure during the round trip voyage through the solar system. Clearly, a detailed understanding of the exposure levels is key in planning any mission to the Red Planet.

Mars Stones And Pebbles Hint At Watery Past
2013-05-30 13:06:50

Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history.

Curiosity Rover Drills For A Second Time On Martian Rock
2013-05-20 14:39:59

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, US Air Force Need More Robust Spaceflight Processors
2013-05-16 14:00:22

NASA and the US Air Force Research Laboratory said they are looking for four companies to research and develop high-performance spaceflight computing capabilities.

Curiosity Rover Makes Second Drill In Martian Rock
2013-05-10 11:37:22

After a month without contact with their rover, the Mars Curiosity team has selected their next target for drilling: a flat rock called Cumberland.

NASA Curiosity Rover Receives Prestigious Awards
2013-05-10 07:52:58

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.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.