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|On Mars: Today NASA Announced the Science Package for the Next Rover
While Curiosity continues to perform groundbreaking science in Mars' Gale Crater, NASA today announced the scientific instruments and capabilities for the ...
|On Mars: Women
It takes 102 people to run daily operations for the Mars Science Laboratory and Curiosity Rover mission. Today, NASA recognizes and honors women on the project, assigning 76 of those rolls to women.
|On Mars: It is Not Yet Time for Humans to Go
Hopefully, humans will not be going to Mars within the ...
|On Mars: Republicans of all Stripes Should Probably Hate This
Christian Fundies should hate it because it belies the possibility of young Earth. Tea Partyers should hate it because their taxes help pay for it. Wall Street should hate it because they can't find ...
|On Mars: One Photo which says everything
For a really gee whiz look at this image from NASA's Curiosity Rover go to the JPL web site, here . The perspective of tiny Earth viewed from one of her closest planetary neighbors, tells us all ...
|On Mars: For Valentine's Day -- Curiosity Dates a Rock
Not only that, the unfaithful robotic tart intends to date other rocks, too, as she continues her Quixotic search for Mr. Goodbar Organic Carbon. An expose of the affair is in this YouTube. A ...
|On Mars: Curiosity Finds a Good Swimmin' Hole!
The discovery of water on ancient Mars isn't news, of course. Orbital observations and the work by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and other NASA rovers have confirmed numerous locations where ...
|Curiosity finds water on Mars.
Curiosity's SAM Instrument Finds Water and More in Surface Sample The first scoop of soil analyzed by the analytical suite in the belly of NASA's Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the ...
|On Mars: Curiosity Confirms Meteorites' Origin
For decades, scientists have hypothesized that some meteorites striking Earth originated on Mars, after being blasted into space when other space objects slammed into the Red Planet or by explosive ...
|On Mars: Us?
We may all be Martians. Evidence is building that Earth life originated on Mars and was brought to this planet aboard a meteorite, said biochemist Steven Benner of The Westheimer Institute for ...
|On Mars: A New Milestone for Curiosity
Even after Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory have sojournied on Mars for over a year, NASA and the team at JPL are still deploying new capabilities for the robust robot scientist. This time, ...
|On Mars: Extreme Sports
This is JPL's idea, not mire. But it is very, very cool. Will astronaut snowboarding become an Olympic event? Here is a transcript of the video: Serina Diniega, JPL Systems Engineer: We ...
|On Mars: What Do Turbo the Snail and the Curiosity Rover Have in Common
Nothing. Turbo, the high speed snail CGA character in the recent Dreamworks release now gracing America's theater's would probably be faster than Curiosity even if the little mollusk wasn't ...
|On Mars: Mount Sharp or Bust
After the Curiosity Rover alighted at Bradbury Landing last year, carrying the Mars Science Laboratory, all of its operations have taken place less than one kilometer from the landing site. Already, ...
|On Mars: Smile, You're On . . . Mars
Alan Funt's Candid Camera was an early and very successful reality TV format watched by generations of Americans. Long before the NSA started watching our every move, Alan Funt was watching, and ...
|On Mars: Manned Missions Will be Trickier, More Expensive and Take Longer to Design
Sometimes scientific measurements provide inconvenient results. Newly reported measurements from the Curiosity Rover mission will force NASA to design better radiation shielding for manned Mars ...
|On Mars: Spring Break is Over
There is a reason that Mars Curiosity news has been scarce lately, a reason that Newton and Copernicus and Galileo would appreciate. This spring, Mars and Earth have been in Solar Conjunction, that ...
|Curiosity: "Grey Mars" had the ingredients for life
Underneath the oxidized red skin of Martian rocks, there is a grey Mars made of a mix of oxidized and reduced chemicals that could once have driven prokaryotic metabolisms. The chemical analysis ...
|On Mars: Incredibly Exciting Findings
Those aren't my words. They are from NASA Scientist Hero Team member Joel Hurowitz. What are we talking about? It's a BFD. Curiosity has proven the sustained existence, on ancient Mars, of fresh, ...
|"From what we know now, the answer is yes."
NASA MSL PASADENA, Calif. -- An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, ...
|So, This is Mars. (Updated)
The components used to assemble the following Curiosity images of Mt. Sharp on Mars were from last year, but the results of the new processing are stunning.
|3D mapping of buried flood plains on Mars
NASA Helps See Buried Mars Flood Channels in 3-D PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided images allowing scientists for the first time to create a 3-D reconstruction of ...
|On Mars: A Milestone in Science
There is a reason that rock hounds carry those little hammers. They really like cracking open rocks to see what is inside. It can tell them a lot about where the rock came from and what has been ...
|On Mars: Getting Ready to Drill, Baby, Drill
There's a full transcript of this video report out in the tall grass. This report is already more than a week old, so it seems like news about the 1st drill test should break any day now. Here ...
|On Mars: How to Drive a Mars Rover
I'm still learning new things about the capabilities of our plucky robot science lab, Curiosity, now exploring Gale Crater on Mars. This new JPL video describes an autonomous navigation capability ...
|On Mars: A Clean Sweep
On the drive home from the train park n' ride tonight, I remarked to Mrs. Left that I was on pins and needles for NASA's first use of Curiosity's impact drill to obtain a test sample from the inside ...
|On Mars: Happy New Year
Also, too, Happy New Year from LeftOfYou, Kossacks on Mars and the Left household. In 2013, may progress abide and obstruction abate. Our country has work to do. For all of my Mars diaries and ...
|SciTech with Yuri and Rick: EP 2 Mars and Fukushima
We discuss the newest chemistry results from the SAM instrument (Sample Analysis at Mars) of the NASA Curiosity Rover in the introductory segment. Short answer: organics detected, not certain of ...
|On Mars: Curiosity Spending the Holidays at Grandma's House
Happy Holidays to all. In this latest video from the scientists who are operating the Mar Science Lab mission, they too wish happy holidays to all and explain how they have programmed the robot ...
|Understanding the Chemistry of the Mars Missions
We have started a brand new Show on Netroots Radio called "SciTech with Yuri and Rick". Both Rick and I are Science oriented Canadians who also care about US Politics. In our first show we introduce ...
|On Mars: The Reason NASA Walked Back NPR's Story of "One for the History Books"
What really happened on November 20, the day that John Grotzinger looked up from the screen on his office desk as NPR was setting up to interview him, and announced that "one for the history books" ...
|Netroots Radio "SciTech with Yuri and Rick" 6pm EST
Our new show about Science and Technology will be going live on Netroots Radio at 3pm pacific/6pm eastern today. Your hosts Yuri (thats me) and Rick ( Hatamoto here on DKos) will be doing this as a ...
|Life (sort of) on Mars
Short NASA: "life," or at least organics, on Mars. Longer NASA: still not sure if they are Martian in origin or not. More research needed. Meet me over the Kos squiggly.
|On Mars: NASA Walks Back Grotzinger's "One for the History Books" comment to NPR
On Wednesday, November 21 On Mars reported on project leader Dr. John Grotzinger's interview with NPR where he had made his "one for the history books" remark, ...
|On Mars: Happy Birthday, Curiosity
It seems fair to think of the date of launch of an interplanetary exploration mission as the same as a birthday for you and me, the day we start our independent life and strike out on our own. ...
|On Mars: Weather Report and . . . OMG WHAT is THAT?
H/t to Phil in Denver who, yesterday, brought our community the breaking story of impending, blockbuster science news from Curiosity. I thought some analysis of what happened and what we know could ...
|Mars pix and an appeal
The Mars Science Laboratory rover, aka Curiosity, is currently in its 102nd sol (Mars day) since landing. As it takes pictures with its 17 different cameras the images are released on NASA's raw ...
|NASA Scientists: Earthshaking Discovery On Mars
This diary will be short and sweet. Basically NASA scientists have apparently discovered something very significant in their most recent test results on Mars. They aren't saying what it is, but they ...
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|On Mars: Curiosity Discovers "Thermal Tide"
Curiosity continues to explode the breadth and depth of human knowledge of the Red Planet. The latest comes from measurements that describe a planetary atmospheric tide that has the spherical ...
|On Mars: Investigating Planetary Flatulence
I didn't feel comfortable saying fart in the title, but in the spirit of Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles , I really wanted to. The fact is, though that NASA scientists are very interested in the passing ...
|On Mars: Jewels! Better yet, my Wife's Birthstone
As NASA announced last week , and has now explained even better in their latest video, "Much of Mars is covered with dust, and we had an incomplete understanding of its mineralogy," said David Bish,
|On Mars: Halloween
Just for fun. For this year's "space-o'
|On Mars: They Are Talking About Hawaii Again
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed initial experiments showing the mineralogy of Martian soil is similar to weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in Hawaii . This ...
|On Mars: The Mystery of the Bright Grains
Expect the unexpected may soon become the unofficial motto of NASA's roving science lab on Mars. First, the rover landed right on an ancient riverbed , uncovering evidence of the ancient flowing ...
|On Mars: NASA Briefly Distracted by Shiny Object
But first, get your geek on. This silent film (it is fun to make very faint whistling noises like the thin winds of Mars while watching) begins with this description. This video clip shows the ...
|On Mars: One Scoop or Two?
In the previous diary of this series, we talked about NASA's plans to use sand to scour the "oily film" of life on Earth from the surfaces of the material handling tools and the analytical ...
|On Mars: Curiosity Stops to Do the Dishes
Who knew? Earth is unavoidably dirty. It doesn't matter what we do. Consider a NASA clean room. I reckon it would be far cleaner than any operating theater that I have ever occupied, that is to say, ...
|On Mars: 2000 AD Space Robot Held Together with 2000 BC Technology
Ancient Egyptians used knots for purposes both practical and mystical. Ancient Inca used knots to record information. Modern sailors use knots for seamanship. NASA uses hand tied knots (caution PDF)
|On Mars: Sol 52 Update
Here is NASA's summary of the activities today. On Sol 52 (Sept. 28), Curiosity drove about 122 feet (37.3 meters) eastward toward the Glenelg area, using visual odometry to assess and adjust for ...
|On Mars: A River Ran Through It
Wow. Today's NASA press conference at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory taught me more about how the Mars mission is working than all the research for the numerous Mars diaries I've posted so far. H/t ...
|On Mars: Curiosity Does Contact Science
Watch NASA's fascinating video simulation of the movements of the robot during this weekend's investigation of the target rock, Jake Matijevic. For the last couple of days, and finishing today, ...
|On Mars: Obama and Biden Campaign This Week
Maybe things are going so well here on Earth that the campaign is going ...
|On Mars: We have found an Interesting Rock
The Curiosity Rover and the Mars Science Lab it conveys continue to creep across a quiet desert plain under the thin atmosphere of our nearest planetary neighbor. The lab is now about halfway from ...
|On Mars: Let the Science Begin
Curiosity Rover and the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) that it transports have begun a new phase of the mission. The actual exploration and scientific investigation began today. Up until now it has ...
|On Mars: Super Rover has X-ray Vision
Our geek heroes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have almost finished their testing of the instruments on the Mars Science Lab (MSL) in preparation for a trek by the rover toward its next objective, ...
|From Mars: Here's Looking At You, Kid.
Don't you ...
|From Mars: SAM Takes a Deep Breath and Flexes his Arm
The Mars Science Lab (MSL) aboard the Curiosity Rover continues on its way ...
|Will Curiosity Mission Finally Vindicate the Life Science Results from the 1976 Viking Lander?
Meet SAM, the Sample Analysis at Mars suite of instruments in the Mars Science Laboratory aboard the Curiosity Rover. Curiosity is on the way to the first investigational site of the mission, a ...
|What Curiosity Can Do on Mars and in this Election
So far I have posted four diaries about NASA's fantastic achievement in successfully landing, initiating, and testing many of the enormously capable scientific instruments and engineering systems ...
|What Curiosity Can Do, Part 2.
My post earlier this week discussed the Mars Curiosity rover's first test of one of its extraordinary scientific instruments, the ChemCam , a laser induced spectroscopy device. But ChemCam is only ...
|Ray Bradbury is Honored Today on Mars
Ray Bradbury would have been 92, today. The author was an iconic figure in science fiction and fantasy in the 20th Century. Ray Bradbury's name seems forever linked to the Red Planet, at least as ...
|Mars Curiosity Rover -- Meet the ChemCam
I've said so before and still think that the growing success of the recently landed Curiosity Rover on Mars has positive ramifications for the President's reelection campaign.
|Mars Once Had Rivers - Ancient Streambed Found by Curiosity Rover
NASA's Curiosity rover has found conclusive evidence that Mars once had large amounts of flowing water. A streambed and alluvial fan, similar to those found in the southwestern United States has ...
|Have you ever seen another moon in an alien sky?
The Curiosity rover turned its cameras upward for a first-ever clear, daylight color photograph of Phobos over Mars.
|Curiosity transmits Martian video
This video of thumbnail images from the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the heat shield dropping away from the rover on Aug. 5. It covers the first 25 seconds of MARDI ...
|New Curiosity Images Bring Home That Mars is a Real Place, We'll Be Seeing Soon With Our Own Eyes
Until now, images from the surface of Mars, while always breathtaking, have never come with the sense of immediacy of actually being there: The shots were either too obviously the result of ...
|Mars Curiosity: TOUCHDOWN!!
Mission control reports Curiosity is safe on the surface of Mars!!! Images from Odyssey orbiter and rover coming in! Images will be posted here !
| Curious About Curiosity? Live Blog of a Mars Landing
Curiosity Landing Live ...
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|Curiosity Rover - A Few More Details
The successful entry, descent, and landing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity was a thrilling event to watch Sunday night and Monday morning. I want to personally thank all of the ...
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|Curiosity's Russian Grandfather
Curiosity now roams Mars. And it landed safely via a totally unique lander system with the designers and engineers sweating bullets millions of miles away. It carries on the tradition of planetary ...
|Curiosity On Mars - Live Blog Tonight
Join other kurious kossacks tonight at SciTech as we live blog the Curiosity rover landing. The diary is scheduled to publish at 10:30 CDT. Join in the suspense as palantir and yours truly comment ...
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|Final Resting Places: The Curiosity Debris Field
A picture worth thousands of words:
|The Mars Curiosity Rover Can Detect Chiral Compounds.
This will be a very brief note. In the comments section of my last diary on this website, The Transplutonium Element Curium Found On Mars , I remarked, in response to a question that the Curiosity ...
|The Transplutonium Element Curium Found On Mars
It is, you know. (Someone put it there.) Curium, named for the great nuclear chemist Marie Curie, was discovered by Glenn Seaborg. Tomorrow Darleane Hoffman, the great nuclear chemist - now in ...
|Why we should celebrate NASA's Mars rover
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The Mars rover Curiosity landed safely on Mars early this morning. The rover weighs over one ton and is larger than a full-size American automobile (notice the ...
|On Mars: Kossacks on Mars
I have been contentedly posting my On Mars diaries on Astro Kos and I will happily continue to do so, but I thought it would be useful to have a group where the focus wasn't just on space, like ...
|Mars Rock Stuns NASA Scientists
NASA has been holding back results of rover Curiosity's examinations of Mars rock 'Jake Matijevic' for several weeks. Now we know why. The ChemCam and APXS analyzers came up with unexpected results ...
|On Mars: Clues to the Red Planet's Wet Past Continue to Pile Up
In my previous diary, On Mars: We Have Found an Interesting Rock we discussed NASA's decision on the first target selected for "contact science", this rock that they named after a recently ...
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