An Incredible Journey, Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches the Base of Mount Sharp

by Tim Reyes September 12, 2014

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have announced that the Mars Science Lab (MSL), Curiosity Rover, has reached the base of the central peak inside Gale Crater, Aeolis Mons also known as Mount Sharp. Mount Sharp is a┬áprime objective of NASA’s┬áCuriosity journey. The mountain is like a layer cake, holding a chronology of past events, […]

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Visions of Earth through the Yutu Rover’s Eyes

by Bob King December 19, 2013

Last night I used my telescope to eye-hike the volcanic plains of the Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium) where the Yutu rover and lander sit beneath a blistering sun. With no atmosphere to speak of and days that last two weeks, noontime temperatures can hit 250 degrees Fahrenheit (122 C) . That’s hot enough that […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – December 6, 2013 – Zombie ISON, Jade Rabbit, Lovely Venus and Naked-Eye Nova

by Fraser Cain December 6, 2013

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: David Dickinson, Matthew Francis, Casey Dreier, Sondy Springmann Fraser Cain on Google+

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This Rover Could Hunt For Lunar Water And Oxygen In 2018

by Elizabeth Howell November 28, 2013

In 2018, NASA plans to go prospecting at the moon’s south pole with a rover — possibly, a version of the Canadian one in the picture above. The idea is to look for water and similar substances on the lunar surface, with an eye to learn more about living off the land, so to speak. […]

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‘I Didn’t Think He Would Drown': Spacewalking Crewmember on Spacesuit Leak

by Elizabeth Howell September 20, 2013

Safely back on Earth on Sept. 10, astronaut Chris Cassidy happily chatters about his daily trips to the gym — “I feel real solid with my walking”, he says — and cracks one-liners during one of a series of media interviews on Thursday. “It was such a treat being up there with [Chris] Hadfield, and […]

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