April 21st, 2014
Last Quarter Moon
moon
Robert Bigelow

Found: An Ancient Habitable Environment on Mars

From previous Mars missions, we’ve learned that Martian rocks and soil contain minerals that form in liquid water.

Callista Pearson

Why Mars Matters Presentation

If you missed our Night School lecture, “Why Mars Matters“, you can catch up and listen to the presentation here or on our YouTube page.

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.

Callista Pearson

Night School – Why Mars Matters 9/13

Do you want to know about the geology on Mars? Join us for Night School, our new quarterly lecture series, on Thursday, September 13 from 7pm – 8pm.

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

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!