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Mars Curiosity

The Story of Jake and a Rock on Mars

William J. Clancey | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science
William J. Clancey

Jake Matijevic, a mathematician-turned-rover-engineer who played an important role in the design of the Mars Science Laboratory, now appears in Wikipedia as "Jake Matijevic (rock). Who was Jake and what's so important about this rock that he would be honored in this way?

Richard Branson Plans To Start Mars Colony

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Small Business

Richard Branson is going to Mars. The British billionaire and adventurer, whose company, Virgin Galactic, is among the world’s most prominent spa... Heads To Mars

Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment

From the files of what will they think of next, singer-songwriter-producer will debut his next song on Mars. NASA announced the news itself ...

WATCH: New Hi-Def Video Shows Mars Rover's Dizzying Descent

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

By Caleb Scharf Ok, so every so often something comes along that just blows away everything you’ve seen before. This is one of those things. Soon...

Life on Mars? Searching for Signs in the Cosmos and on Earth

Randall Amster | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
Randall Amster

Finding life on Mars would be an amazing discovery, one that I truly hope we realize -- not to alleviate the mundane trappings of our existence, but more so to bring their lessons into sharper focus.

Rover Gets Ready For Make-Or-Break Maneuver

Posted 08.22.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 08/22/2012 06:47 AM EDT on Taking a 1-ton Mars rover out for a Red Planet spin may be an otherworldly adventu...

Art Duo Depicts Eerie Images Of Life On Mars

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts

At first glance Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick’s photographs depict a faraway planet: vast, jagged, and anagogic. This realm is populated with ...

Curiosity -- America's Endangered Triumph

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 10.19.2012 | Science
Ahmed Zewail

The landing of the Rover Curiosity on Mars is a triumphant historic achievement, but the current state of curiosity-driven research may endanger America's capacity for future innovations.

WATCH: 'We’re NASA And We Know It' Music Video

| Posted 08.17.2012 | Science

By Carin Bondar So Curiosity has landed, we loved, we laughed, we cried. We admired the ‘mohawk guy’ at the control panel, and we felt his elat...

Britney Spears And Mars Curiosity Chat On Twitter

Posted 08.16.2012 | Celebrity

We don't necessarily expect our pop stars to be in the loop with current events, so we were pleasantly surprised to see Britney Spears tweeting at the...

Are You a Martian? The Intrigue, Mystery and Allure of the Red Planet

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weird News
Stewart A. Swerdlow

Spacecrafts from the U.S. have photographed strange formations on Mars that look like ancient ruins of buildings. NASA has spent many years debunking the images, but after looking at them, you must decide for yourself if these structures are natural or made artificially.

Earth Rover 'Stupidity'

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Curiosity has inspired many, me included, to consider the potential of humankind. But our limitations bring me down. If Mars sent a rover to Earth, it would be called Stupidity.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, August 10, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 10.10.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

This was a week when it was probably more fun to be on Mars than on Earth, and other than reports from the red planet and from the London Olympics, there was limited bandwidth for additional news. But we found it, nonetheless, for this quiz.

Curiosity for Life Elsewhere: We Are Now Entering the Post-Global Age

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.09.2012 | Science
Andrew Lam

By sending space probes to the edge of the solar system, by collecting Moon rocks and comet dust, by landing probes on Mars to dig for soils and search for signs of life, we are in constant exchange with outer space.

Why Is Mars Red?

Posted 08.09.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 08/08/2012 02:02 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Expect to see a lot of red-orange landscapes over the next fe...

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy

There's been a lot of talk online about how much the NASA Curiosity mission cost in comparison to how much the Olympics cost (hint: we care a lot more...

WATCH: Rover's Perilous Descent Seen In New NASA Video

Posted 08.07.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif.— A stunning new video shot by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity captures the huge robot's nail-biting journey to the Red Planet's surface...

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PHOTOS: Mars Rover Team Celebrates Victory At This LA Bar | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Beer was flowing and geeks were hooting and hollering all over Pasadena as NASA's rover Curiosity landed successfully on the surface of Mars on Sunday...

Artist Creates Futuristic Mars Tribute To 'Curiosity'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

This month marks the successful landing of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity. With aims of assessing Mars' ability to sustain life forms, the rover has jus...

What Happens If Mars Rover Crashes?

Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 08/04/2012 09:18 AM EDT on If NASA's newest Mars rover doesn't touch down safely Sunday night (Aug. 5), the f...

Why You Should Be More Interested in Mars Than the Olympics

Andrew Kessler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science
Andrew Kessler

The Mars race is about human survival and understanding our place in a vast and terrifyingly beautiful universe. And the stories of its athletes (mathletes?) should be world-class, because they accomplish near-impossible tasks on a cosmic scale -- the hardest sport you could ever compete in.

NASA Rover To Explore Strange Martian Mountain

Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 07/24/2012 04:38 PM EDT on The towering mountain that NASA's next Mars rover will explore after landing on the ...

43 Years Ago...

Posted 07.21.2012 | Science

It was 43 years ago on Friday that Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, two members of the Apollo 11 crew, became the first humans to set foot on t...

Ailing Spacecraft Now Expected To Make 'Full Recovery'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 07/18/2012 06:41 AM EDT on A veteran NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars is slowly bouncing back from a malf...

Mars Is Getting Big in the Windshield...

Jim Bell | Posted 09.16.2012 | Science
Jim Bell

About eight months ago, a NASA Atlas V rocket launched the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity toward its August 5 encounter with the Red Planet. Now, just a few weeks before the rover is set to land, people are starting to get nervous and excited.