All posts tagged Curiosity

The Sounds of Earth Cover

Alien encounters and the man from Grenada

The month of August indeed belonged to the tiny rover that could — Curiosity. We were all hooked right from the landing and until those first images of the red planet were beamed back. Not even Will.i.am could spoil it for us. [...]

It's a wheel on Mars.  Photo credit NASA/JPL

It’s a wheel! It’s a wheel – a wheel on Mars!

NASA’s rover Curiosity was safely on Mars.  It was a perfect landing.  The novel sky-crane method had proved its detractors wrong and its designers right.  What was needed then was signs that Curiosity was working as designed.  NASA had said [...]

First Color Image of the Martian Landscape Returned from Curiosity

First Color Image of the Martian Landscape from Curiosity

This view of the landscape to the north of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the afternoon of the first day after landing. (The team calls this day Sol 1, which is the [...]

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Where to land Mars Curiosity for the best science? Interview with Marion Anderson, who helped choose the landing site.

You’ve sunk more than $2 billion into a car-sized rover and you’re ready to send it to explore Mars. But where exactly on Mars do you send it? Of course you want it and its controllers back here to be [...]

Sojourner rover on Mars

Is there life on Mars? Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity go roving

The NASA rover Curiosity is expected to be landing on Mars at 3:31 am August 6, 2012 (AEST).  It’s mission, lasting one Martian-year (98 Earth weeks),  is of scientific significance and perhaps even of human significance.  Curiosity will be fulfilling [...]