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Mars Probe

Planet's Dark Streaks Suggest Active Water Cycle

Space.com | Denise Chow | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

Dark seasonal streaks on slopes near the Martian equator may be a sign of flowing salt water on Mars, liquid runoff that melts and evaporates during ...

WATCH: Launch Of NASA's Newest Planetary Probe

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

The countdown for NASA's Mars probe MAVEN is under way in Cape Canaveral, Fla., as the space agency prepares to launch its newest robotic explorer on ...

WATCH: Poems, Art Projects To Tag Along On New Probe's 10-Month Trip

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA hopes its newest Mars spacecraft lives up to its know-it-all name. The robotic explorer called Maven is due to bla...

Shutdown Not Keeping This Mars Probe Down

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science

NASA's next Mars probe should get off the ground on time, no matter how long the government shutdown lasts. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evoluti...

New Mars Probe In 'Final Push' Before Launch

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

As NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates one year on Mars, the space agency has begun final preparations for the launch of its next Red Planet mission la...

Planetary Mission On Tap For Indian Space Program

Space.com | Stephen Clark | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science

India plans a feverish schedule of satellite launches in the second half of this year, including liftoff of the country's first robotic Mars mission ...

Curiosity

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Frank A. Weil

So, what should all this curiosity add up to and tell us today? Perhaps we should seek universal agreement that we only have a toe hold on earth and we had better not take it for granted and use it at random.

'Contamination' Problem Won't Derail Mission, NASA Says

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Two months before NASA is set to land its most sophisticated rover on Mars, engineers on Earth are busy troubleshooting a nagging ...

PHOTO: Poignant Mars Photo Shows Dead Spacecraft

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 02/10/2012 07:42 AM EST on SPACE.com A NASA probe orbiting Mars has captured new photos of two dead spacecraft fr...

Russia Identifies Likely Cause Of Mars Probe Failure

AP | By JIM HEINTZ | Posted 04.01.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- The head of Russia's space agency said Tuesday that cosmic radiation was the most likely cause of the failure of a Mars moon probe that cras...

Mars Probe Crash Sparks Conspiracy Theories

| Denise Chow | Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

When an ill-fated Russian Mars probe fell to Earth over the weekend, the spacecraft's untimely demise set off a flurry of conflicting media reports...

Russia Asks If U.S. Radar Ruined Mars Probe

AP | SOFIA JAVED | Posted 03.18.2012 | Science

MOSCOW — Russia will look into the possibility that a U.S. radar station could have inadvertently interfered with the failed Mars moon probe tha...

Russian Mars Probe Crashed, But Where?

Posted 03.17.2012 | Science

by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press MOSCOW -- Russian officials say they still have no firm information where a failed Mars moon probe plummet...

Russia Points Fingers Over Failed Mars Probe

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- Some recent Russian satellite failures may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said Tuesday, in comment...

Malfunctioning Mars Probe May Crash Back To Earth

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | Technology

MOSCOW -- Russian space engineers are still struggling to fix a probe bound for a moon of Mars that instead got stuck in Earth's orbit. The Phobos-Gr...

Tips for NASA: Houston, You Have a Problem

John Bobey | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

You shot yourself in the foot by calling them Space Shuttles. "Shuttles" don't boldly go where no man has gone before, they go to Chicago, and occasionally bring you from Parking Lot T to the front entrance of the State Fair.