With future innovations on the line, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab head would love the public’s help. But there are some hurdles to clear first.
The Mars Curiosity rover got one step closer to drilling into the Martian surface this weekend in its search for evidence of microbial life on Mars.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.