mars rover

Pictures from Curiosity Show the Bottom of an Ancient Lake on Mars, the Perfect Place to Search for Evidence of Past Life

It's all about the detail. In a way, Mars looks like a dusty, dead, dry, boring planet. But science says…

1 year ago

Weekly Space Hangout: April 11, 2018: Emily Lakdawalla’s “The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

Opportunity Starts Historic Descent of Tantalizing Martian Gully to Find Out How Was It Carved

From the precipice of "Perseverance Valley" NASA’s teenaged Red Planet robot Opportunity has begun the historic first ever descent of…

3 years ago

ExoMars 2018 Rover Postponed to 2020 Launch

Liftoff of the ExoMars 2018 rover mission currently under development jointly by Europe and Russia has just been postponed for…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 25, 2015: Maggie Scholtz, Mars Rover Drill System Engineer

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guests: Maggie Scholtz (@martianmagster), who is a Mechanical Engineer working at JPL. She worked on…

5 years ago

What is Lunar Regolith?

When you're walking around on soft ground, do you notice how your feet leave impressions? Perhaps you've tracked some of…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – March 27, 2015: Dark Matter Galaxy “X” with Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Lead Investigator for team that may have discovered Dark Matter Galaxy…

6 years ago

Opportunity rover Spied atop Martian Mountain Ridge from Orbit – Views from Above and Below

Opportunity Rover on 'Murray Ridge' Seen From Orbit on Valentine's Day 2014 The telescopic High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – January 24, 2014: LEGO Mars Rover & the Supernova We Missed in the Star Party!

Host: Fraser Cain Special Guests: Stephen Pakbaz, designer of the LEGO Mars Rover Kit, and Ray Sanders from CosmoQuest, who…

7 years ago

Mars Exploration Rover

[/caption] One of the most successful mission ever sent to Mars is the Mars Exploration Rover program, with the two…

11 years ago