April 24th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Robert Bigelow

Testing the Arm on Mars

After a month on Mars and after driving about the length of a football field (109 meters), NASA’s Curiosity rover is stopping for a second phase of instrument check out.

Robert Bigelow

Target Practice on Mars

One of the most anticipated steps in the instrument checkout on NASA’s Curiosity rover is the first use of Curiosity’s laser on a Martian rock, and this past weekend, Curiosity set its target on a 3-inch rock about 9 feet away from the rover.

Seth Jarvis

Rare Coin Found on Mars!

It’s true.  At this moment there is a rare coin on Mars.  Specifically, the coin is a 1909 ”V.D.B.” Lincoln-head American penny. The question is, why is this penny on Mars?

Seth Jarvis

Curiosity says: Be True to Your School

Time for a bit of fun trivia.

Seth Jarvis

Think of this as an appetizer

This is just a taste of the kind of imaging from Mars we’ve been waiting for!

Seth Jarvis

Mars + Curiosity = Adventures in Science!

The news and images from the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity rover are coming so fast that it’s hard to keep up with it all – but trust me, it’s worth the effort. First and foremost, make sure you bookmark this link:

Seth Jarvis

Curiosity – Caught in the Act!

NASA just released this mind-blowing image of last night’s excitement:

Seth Jarvis

Mars! Curiosity is there!

It’s official! Curiosity is now safely on Mars! Wah-hoo!

Seth Jarvis

Closing in on Mars

As I write this (12 noon on Sunday, August 5th) the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft is just 90,000 miles from Mars and falling towards the Red Planet at over 8,000 MPH. MSL is in the final few hours of…

Mike Murray