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rover tracks
2014-01-10 03:08:58

A new image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the space agency’s Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars viewed from orbit.

Best Of The Best: The Top NASA Stories For 2013
2013-12-28 07:28:20

Every year, it seems NASA announces several exciting new developments or first-ever achievements and 2013 was no different. From entering into Martian surface to leaving the Solar System, NASA continued to leave its mark on human history this past year.

mars curiosity wheel damage
2013-12-21 05:53:28

Having successfully completed a software upgrade, the team operating NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now plans to check the vehicle’s wheel for wear-and-tear, officials with the US space agency announced on Friday.

Mars Curiosity Rover - A Look Back At 2013
2013-12-20 04:35:50

With a new year around the corner, redOrbit decided to take a look back at NASA’s most-prized rover’s accomplishments over the past year, looking at everything from breakthrough discoveries in Martian soil samples to Curiosity’s 100,00th laser shot.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory To Test New Supersonic Decelerator Technology
2013-12-18 06:35:49

A giant crane will tower above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., shooting out of a hilly mesa like an oversized erector set, ready to help test components of NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.

Mars Rock Dating Analysis
2013-12-13 10:15:24

Scientists have announced the first-ever geological analysis of a rock sample performed on another celestial body – Mars.

Mars Surface Radiation Suitable Manned Mission
2013-12-10 15:24:46

Newly released data from the Curiosity rover indicate that Martian radiation levels are very close to being acceptable for future manned missions to the surface of the Red Planet.

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Microbial Life
2013-12-09 12:40:55

A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lakebed that would have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover.


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'.