On August 5, 2012, we watched the lil’ guy make its way to the surface of the red planet. Since then, Curiosity has drilled into Martian rock with lasers, scooped up soil samples, found evidence of water, and set up an adorable Twitter account.
Over the course of 20 minutes, Curiosity fired its million-watt laser at a tiny section of Martian soil 20 times.
Peter Molyneux, like Aladdin’s genie, is granting one wish to the winner of Curiosity — What’s Inside the Cube?: The power to be a digital god.
The real hero here is Karl Sanford, the enthusiastic fan who took the time to put it all together. On the YouTube page for the clip, he says, “This is my first attempt at this process and hope to update and refine these videos as more data becomes available.”
Using a neutron gun and an infrared imaging camera, researchers found signs of hydration: water molecules bound to minerals in Martian rock.
Steve Jobs can’t be at MacWorld this year. But Ashton Kutcher, who plays Steve in the upcoming film JOBS, will be. And so will his co-star, Josh Gad, who plays the other half of the dynamic duo that founded Apple in 1976, Steve Wozniak.
Everyone’s favorite Martian will be sending us Earthlings a little New Year’s Eve love tonight.
Foursquare users with a love for space and science are being rewarded today with a brand new badge from NASA, the space agency announced today.
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Nasa’s Curiosity rover analyzed its first scoop on Mars, and found water molecules in “higher than anticipated” quantities, according to an announcement from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory today.
Initial readings found that levels of radiation are about the same astronauts typically experience in the low-Earth orbit.
The game, Curiosity, is a massively multiplayer game where everyone works together to tap apart a cube that is hiding some kind of secret — and only one person will actually find it.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory prepared for a lot of variables when it sent Curiosity, the car sized rover, to Mars, but it didn’t prepare for it to become a tween-aged girl on Myspace.
Shiny objects found on the surface of Mars may, in fact, be native to the planet. Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory team sent commands to the Mars Curiosity Rover today to pick up a bit of the reflective stuff and, if all goes well, perform its first analysis of the landscape since landing.
This clip shows Curiosity’s very first collection of Martian rocks and dust via its robotic arm’s scooper, as seen from the rover’s mast camera.
Nowadays, everybody wanna talk like they got somethin’ to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their lips — just a bunch of gibberish. VentureBeat readers act like they forgot about Mars.
The Mars Curiosity rover isn’t just a bad-ass robot scientist roaming the badlands of Mars. It’s also a jukebox. The rover transmitted Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am’s latest song “Reach for the Stars.” Tacky? Maybe, but it’s a song from Mars.
Now that the Curiosity rover’s cameras are open and fully operational, it’s sending back gorgeous and fascinating shots like this one, a 360-degree panorama showing the rollerbot as it approaches Mars’s Mt. Sharp.
NASA’s scientists have taken advantage of 3D graphics and game-like simulations to figure out how to control the rover Curiosity on the rocky Martian landscape.
Ever wanted to explore Mars just like you do on Google Maps? Now you can, thanks to an incredible new 360-degree panorama on 360Cities.
We’re not going to apologize for this: When President Obama muses about getting his own mohawk inspired by Bobak Ferdowsi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), you’re going to get another post about the landing on Mars.
When we first saw pictures from NASA’s Curosity mission to Mars, many of us asked, “That’s it?”
Film maker Brandon Fibbs has created a video inspired by the Mars rover touch down on Sunday that gives the rest of us a better idea of the emotions the folks in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) control room were feeling at the time of the event.
To round out your Monday evening, we leave you with this, a brief, grainy, but exciting video from NASA’s Curiosity rover mission to Mars.
NASA’s boldness paid off when the rover Curiosity, a 1 ton, 6-wheeled robot, successfully landed on the surface of Mars exactly as planned at 10:31pm Pacific time.
It didn’t take long for Internet users to transform the successful Mars rover landing into its own meme — with funny images popping up maybe 5 to 10 minutes after the Curiosity mission’s first steps went off without a hitch last night.
This morning, we’re taking a look at some of the first photos sent back from NASA’s latest mission to Mars, and they’re breathtaking.