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NASA Scrubs Flying Saucer Test, Sets New Date To Try Again

AP | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. space agency has postponed its plan to send a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be u...

New Data Suggest Theory About Black Holes Was All Wrong

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.30.2014 | Science

The gigantic black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies were apparently born big. The central black holes in dwarf galaxies — the "seeds" th...

Celebrating Women's History Month -- On Mars

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

We're halfway through Women's History Month and since no one has mentioned any Martian females of historical significance, I'd like to recognize a few who exemplify "character, courage and commitment," this year's theme as chosen by the national women's history project.

A Tobor the 8th Man Valentine: My Secret Superhero Romance Revealed!

Devra Maza | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.

WATCH: NASA's New Robot Shows Its Versatility

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released video of the latest addition to its growing line-up of robots, RoboSimian! Nicknamed "Clyde," the odd...

Gravity: A Triumph for Women, Science, and 3D Cinema

Govindini Murty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

It's truly refreshing that Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Carter, is depicted in Gravity as an intelligent professional.

Finding Movie Inspiration in NASA's Real Science: The Case Study of Europa Report

Govindini Murty | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is in the midst of a science-fiction boom, yet few of its sci-fi movies are based on real science. That's a shame, because the scientific discoveries emerging from NASA these days are as exciting as any Hollywood blockbuster.

NASA's "Mohawk Guy" Celebrates Mars Curiosity Rover Anniversary and Discusses Life On Other Planets

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, aka Mohawk Guy, VSauce2's Kevin Lieber, Sourcefed's Meg Turney and Nerdist's Matt Mira join the Geek Week Brainiac Day panel ...

WATCH: Giant Space Rock Headed Our Way

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.18.2013 | Science

A gigantic asteroid will fly by our planet at the end of this month, making its closest approach for at least the next two centuries on May 31. But, d...

'Curiosity' Team Finds Workaround For Glitch That Halted Rover

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

NASA's Curiosity rover made it all the way to Mars without major setbacks, but now a computer glitch has stopped the robotic vehicle in its tracks. ...

Curiosity Chooses Target For First Drilling Effort

Posted 01.30.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/30/2013 08:50 AM EST on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is sizing up a target rock and flexing its robotic arm...

The Great Martian Mystery Revealed... Sort of

Rod Pyle | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science
Rod Pyle

We are dealing with the beginnings of what could end up being life, or pre-life, or at least simple organics on Mars. Whether the agency will step up to the plate and properly seize this priceless moment is an open question.

Has Mars Rover Made Major Discovery?

Posted 11.21.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/20/2012 01:35 PM EST on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history bo...

Reading the History of the Universe

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

When I got an email saying that Dr. Charles Elachi would be speaking at MIT on September 17th, I knew I didn't want to miss it.

Weird Rock To Get Close Look From Mars Rover

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

Curiosity's robotic arm is set to get its first workout. It's been tasked with examining a football-sized rock whose odd pyramidal shape caught the ey...

Paul Brady

What's Up With Those Circular Marks On Curiosity?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 09.01.2012 | Science

It's a question that's vexed casual observers, Mars lovers, even curious Redditors and computer engineers: What the heck are those circular markings a...

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...

Landing on Mars Takes the Right Stuff

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 10.12.2012 | Science
Dr. Philip Neches

"Rocket science" is more than propulsion, navigation, and imagination. It is the discipline to analyze very complex things in order to identify every risk. Some risks can be designed out. Some can be reduced by a back-up system.

NASA Mohawk Dude Gives HuffPost Live The Latest From Mars

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.10.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost's Jacob Soboroff is joined by HuffPost Science correspondent Cara Santa Maria and JPL's Bobak Ferdowsi to discuss Mars....

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: Mars Rover Team Celebrates Victory At This LA Bar

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Meet NASA's Viral Mohawk Guy, Bobak Ferdowsi (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

I caught up with Bobak to learn more about his rise to online stardom, his eccentric hairstyles, and, of course, what it takes to land on Mars.

How This 15-Year-Old Named The Mars Rover (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.06.2012 | Teen

Early this morning, the robotic rover "Curiosity" beat tough odds to successfully land on Mars. The team of engineers and scientists was ecstatic -- a...

Rover Team Gets Rock Star Treatment

Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 08/06/2012 05:55 AM EDT on SPACE.com PASADENA, Calif. — They entered the room like rock stars coming back onstage for...

Cara Santa Maria

He's Doing It For His Daughters

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

If NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finds biochemical evidence of life on Mars when it touches down on Sunday, August 5th at 10:31 pm PST, the world's unde...

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.