Scientists and engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have prepared a next-generation tire which will fare much better on Mars and other harsh environments.
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5 years after a heart throbbing Martian touchdown, Curiosity is climbing Vera Rubin Ridge in search of “aqueous minerals” and “clays” for clues to possible past life while capturing “truly breathtaking” vistas of humongous Mount Sharp – her primary destination – and the stark eroded rim of the Gale Crater landing zone from ever higher elevations, NASA scientists tell Universe Today in a new mission update.
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The discovery of boron on Mars, a key ingredient in the emergence of organic molecules, has bolstered the case for Martian life having once existed
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A new study from the Finnish Meteorological Institute shows how jettisoned hardware and Martian weather could make a dangerous combination!
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Since it landed on August 6th, 2012, the Curiosity rover has spent a total of 1644 Sols (or 1689 Earth days) on Mars. And as of March 2017, it has traveled almost 16 km (~10 mi) across the planet and climbed almost a fifth of a kilometer (0.124 mi) in elevation. Spending that kind of […]
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With so much attention on Mars, it’s easy to forget there’s a whole other Earth-sized planet nearby, worthy of exploration: Venus. And the Soviets worked really hard to tell us what it’s like down on the surface of Venus with their Venera program.
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Tis a season of incredible wind driven activity on Mars like few before witnessed by our human emissaries ! Its summer on the Red Planet and the talented scientists directing NASA’s Curiosity rover have targeted the robots cameras so proficiently that they have efficiently spotted a multitude of ‘Dust Devils’ racing across the surface of Gale Crater.
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We all love the ‘selfies’ the Curiosity rover takes of itself sitting on Mars. We love them because it’s so amazing to see a human-made object on another world, and these images give us hope that one day we might have pictures of ourselves standing on the surface of the Red Planet. But wouldn’t it […]
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Using data obtained from rock samples since 2011, one of Curiosity’s science teams has deduced that ancient Mars did not have enough carbon dioxide to maintain liquid water
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Carl Sagan hit on the idea 40 years ago. Now, a team of scientists have discovered that a trifecta of gases may have warmed Mars enough for liquid water to gush.
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