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curiosity methane Mars
2015-02-27 10:53:21

The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 soles or Martian days.

MAVEN Mars
2015-02-19 12:59:50

NASA’S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere.

maven mars
2014-12-16 10:03:09

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time.

InSight Mars lander in clean room
2014-11-17 13:51:35

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

mars maven relay
2014-11-11 03:30:18

The newest node in NASA's Mars telecommunications network -- a radio aboard the MAVEN orbiter custom-designed for data links with robots on the surface of Mars -- handled a copious 550 megabits during its first relay of real Mars data.

Comet Siding Spring
2014-11-07 14:46:12

The debris from Comet Siding Spring during its recent flyby of Mars added a temporary and exceptionally strong layer of ions to the electrically charged layer of the planet’s atmosphere.

2014-11-07 12:21:33

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct.

2014-11-05 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Friday, Nov.

MAVEN Continues Mars Exploration That Mariner 4 Began 50 Years Ago
2014-11-05 03:33:14

When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft arrived at the Red Planet on Sept. 21, it marked the continuation of exploration of one of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbors that began 50 years ago.

2014-11-04 23:11:58

Partnership Unites Thought Leaders to Share Perspectives on Ebola Crisis and Generate Solutions San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2014


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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