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India says its Mars spacecraft on course

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) rocket lifts off carrying India's Mars spacecraft from the east coast island of Sriharikota, India, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. AP

India’s Mars orbiter mission has ventured out of Earth’s sphere of influence in an attempt to reach the red planet’s orbit after a critical maneuver.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Curiosity sleeps as solar blast races toward Mars

This image provided by NASA shows an image captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of a blast of plasma streaming from the sun in August 2012. Scientists say a solar eruption was detected on March 5, 2013 and was headed toward Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover will postpone some activities but other Mars missions will operate normally. AP/NASA

Curiosity hunkered down Wednesday after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars. While the hardy rover was designed to withstand punishing space weather, its handlers decided to power it down as a precaution since it suffered a recent computer problem.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA rover preps for 1st test of drilled Mars rock

This undated image provided by NASA shows powdered rock in the scoop of the Mars rover Curiosity. The six-wheel rover collected the sample after drilling into a Martian rock. The next step is to transfer a portion to its onboard laboratories for analysis. Curiosity landed in August 2012 to study whether the environment was hospitable for microbes. AP/NASA

Fresh off drilling into a rock for the first time, the Mars rover Curiosity is prepping for the next step: dissecting the pulverized rock to determine what it’s made of.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Mars rover finds ‘bright object’

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered a “bright object” in the red soil of Mars that might be a part of the robotic explorer that broke off, the US space agency said.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Wheel prints not moonwalk but still darn exciting

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Neil Armstrong inspired millions with his moonwalk. Can a feisty robotic rover exploring Mars do the same for another generation?

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NASA spacecraft barreling toward a Mars landing

Engineers work on a model of the Mars rover Curiosity at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. After traveling 8 1/2 months and 352 million miles, Curiosity will attempt a landing on Mars the night of Aug. 5, 2012. AP/Damian Dovarganes

After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA’s souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA Mars images ‘next best thing to being there’

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The US space agency NASA has recently pieced together a panoramic view from the camera on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA’s rover faces hurdles before launch to Mars

No cookie cutter, he. The size of a Mini Cooper and nicknamed Curiosity, the rover is a souped-up version of the golf cart-size twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Essentially a science laboratory on wheels, Curiosity carries a suite of tools to analyze Martian rocks and soil to determine whether environmental conditions can support primitive life. AP

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s next-generation rover to the surface of Mars, which is already over budget and behind schedule, faces significant hurdles as it races to the launch pad for a November lift-off, said an internal audit released on Thursday. The space agency insisted the remaining work to be done will not result in yet [...]

Posted: June 9th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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