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Mars Landing

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...

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.

LOOK: Curious Mars Photo Mystery Solved?

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- Space enthusiasts have been abuzz for days over whether the Mars rover Curiosity captured an extraterrestrial crash. On Friday, NA...

PHOTO: Mars Rover Sends Back First Color Panorama

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 08.09.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- The photo-snapping rover Curiosity returned another postcard from Mars on Thursday – the first 360-degree color panorama of Gale...

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...

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 surfac...

LOOK: Satellite Image Shows Curiosity's Descent

Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

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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...

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...

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...

Curiosity Rover Has HOW Many Cameras?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity stunned the world with its first images of the Red Planet shortly following its landing--but there's no question, many mor...

JUST IN: Rover's First Higher-Res Image Raises Scientific Question

Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

It's not much to look at, but a newly released image beamed back from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is twice as big in pixel size as the rover's first i...

RECAP: Rover Lands On Mars

Posted 08.07.2012 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, completing a 354-million-mile journey, and marking the beginning of a n...

The Super Bowl Of Planetary Exploration

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover has transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive throu...

What Happens If Mars Rover Crashes?

Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

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

PHOTOS: 12 Mind-Blowing Images Of Mars

Rod Pyle | Posted 10.04.2012 | Books
Rod Pyle

Let's take a look back at our discoveries about Mars and the many missions of NASA and others that have brought us to this amazing time in history.

WATCH: Mars Rover Team Talks 'Seven Minutes Of Terror'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.26.2012 | Science

The countdown to the arrival of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet in early August has begun in dramatic fashion as the mission's engineers...

'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 ...

PHOTOS: Hunt For Martians With Your Phone

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

NASA has released an app that sends users the latest downlink photos from Mars. File this one under the "very cool app" category. The Mars Images a...

NASA To Choose Between These 2 Mars Landing Sites

Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA is deciding between two places on Mars to send its next rover. The space agency said Wednesday th...

Obama On Mars: 'I Expect To See It'

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — President Barack Obama boldly predicted Thursday his new plans for space exploration would lead American astronauts on hi...

Mars Pictures From European Spacecraft Are Incredible (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The European spacecraft in orbit around Mars has sent back these incredible, high-resolution images of the planet's surface. The photos remind us tha...

Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars, Sends Back First Images Of Polar Regions

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spent its first full day in the Martian arctic plains checking its instruments in preparation for ...