The discovery of new exoplanets takes a new dimension, as NASA selects MIT’s TESS project for a planned launch in five years from now: NASA selects MIT-led TESS project for Exoplanets 2017 mission – MIT News Following a three-year [...]
Curiosity Mars Rover on its six month celebration day on Mars (last Friday) drilled a hole in the Martian surface. It is the first time in the human space history that a robot rover drills a hole on the surface of Mars: Curiosity Drills A Hole [...]
A Multi-Year Mars Program… Building on the success of Curiosity’s Red Planet landing, NASA has announced plans for a robust multi-year Mars program, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020. This announcement affirms [...]
Curiosity Has Completed Initial Soil Experiments… NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has completed initial experiments showing the mineralogy of Martian soil is similar to weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin inHawaii. The minerals [...]
(Observations by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have detected carbon-dioxide snow clouds on Mars and evidence of carbon-dioxide snow falling to the surface. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech /) NASA Orbiter Observations Point to ‘Dry [...]
When Curiosity Rover Has A Fully Functioning Mobility System With Lots Of Amazing Exploration Ahead..!
(This 360-degree panorama shows evidence of a successful first test drive for NASA’s Curiosity rover. On Aug. 22, 2012, the rover made its first move, going forward about 15 feet (4.5 meters), rotating 120 degrees and then reversing about [...]
(This set of images shows the movement of the rear right wheel of NASA’s Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars. Engineers wiggled the wheels as a test of the rover’s steering and anticipate [...]
(This image shows the calibration target for the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA’s Curiosity rover. The calibration target is one square and a group of nine circles that look dark in the black-and-white image. The calibration [...]
Mars: How Is Curiosity Going To Use Its Powerful Laser For First Time In The Name Of Planetary Science Today..?
(This close-up image shows the first target NASA’s Curiosity rover aims to zap with its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. ChemCam will be firing a laser at this rock, provisionally named N165, and analyzing the glowing, ionized [...]
(This image from NASA’s Curiosity rover looks south of the rover’s landing site on Mars towards Mount Sharp. This is part of a larger,high-resolution color mosaic made from images obtained by Curiosity’s Mast Camera.) Orbiter [...]
Curiosity Sent High Resolution Images… NASA’s Curiosity rover has shipped back to Earth high-resolution color images of its surroundings on Mars, sharpening our views of an intriguing channel, layered buttes and a layer of cobbles [...]