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March 12, 2013

latimes:

Life on Mars…Maybe

A sample pulled from Mars just last month has been thoroughly examined by the Mars Science Laboratory Mission, and earlier today scientists declared that they have finally found solid evidence that Mars could have once sustained life.

From mission lead scientist John Grotzinger of Caltech:

“We have found a habitable environment that is so benign and is so supportive of life that probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet, you would have been able to drink it.”

Read more via Science Now.

Photos: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/MSSS

This is the sort of reblog that doesn’t even need much comment, because its worth and relevance is so self-evident. All hail the Curiosity rover.

19:59 // 1 year ago
February 9, 2013
A banner day for the Mars rover Curiosity, as it conducted its first drilling beneath the surface layer of a martian rock today. The hope is to gain information about long-past, possibly wet environments on the red planet by taking samples from beneath its surface – in this case, 2.5 inches deep. The rock powder generated from the drilling was saved by the Curiosity, and will be analyzed by its highly sophisticated on-board laboratory. (Photo by  NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) source 

A banner day for the Mars rover Curiosity, as it conducted its first drilling beneath the surface layer of a martian rock today. The hope is to gain information about long-past, possibly wet environments on the red planet by taking samples from beneath its surface – in this case, 2.5 inches deep. The rock powder generated from the drilling was saved by the Curiosity, and will be analyzed by its highly sophisticated on-board laboratory. (Photo by  NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) source 

13:35 // 1 year ago
January 26, 2013
nbcnews:

Curiosity rover snaps 1st photos of Mars at night
(Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has captured its first nighttime view of the Red Planet using a camera and ultraviolet light on its robotic arm.
Read the complete story.

As long as this intrepid little rover is snapping away, we think you owe it to yourself to see what it captures. Unprecedented visual access to the Martian terrain up close? Yes please.

nbcnews:

Curiosity rover snaps 1st photos of Mars at night

(Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has captured its first nighttime view of the Red Planet using a camera and ultraviolet light on its robotic arm.

As long as this intrepid little rover is snapping away, we think you owe it to yourself to see what it captures. Unprecedented visual access to the Martian terrain up close? Yes please.

(via nbcnews)

15:59 // 1 year ago
November 20, 2012
nbcnews:

Curiosity’s Mars discovery called ‘one for history books’
(Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Malin Space Science Systems)
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery “for the history books,” but we’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest.
Read the complete story.

What could it be? This is going to be on our minds constantly now!

nbcnews:

Curiosity’s Mars discovery called ‘one for history books’

(Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Malin Space Science Systems)

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery “for the history books,” but we’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest.

What could it be? This is going to be on our minds constantly now!

(via nbcnews)

19:26 // 1 year ago
August 7, 2012

What the descent was like: Here’s a clip of the Curiosity Rover on its final descent to Mars. It’s a big of a sneak-peek — the hi-res stuff won’t come until later, but the low-res stuff should appease you dudes for now.

10:15 // 1 year ago
August 6, 2012
22:21 // 1 year ago
breakingnews:

Reuters: From the Gale Crater on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover sends back its first image of the Martian surface after it lands successfully, it now begins a 2-year mission to search for remnants of life on the red planet’s surface. Photo: NASA/Curiosity Rover

Just touching the surface. Literally. Dudes, this is so cool.

breakingnews:

Reuters: From the Gale Crater on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover sends back its first image of the Martian surface after it lands successfully, it now begins a 2-year mission to search for remnants of life on the red planet’s surface.

Photo: NASA/Curiosity Rover

Just touching the surface. Literally. Dudes, this is so cool.

7:10 // 1 year ago