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Tags results for 'Curiosity'

Mars: First Radiation Measurements from Planet’s Surface

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2013 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The measurements provide crucial information for human missions to Mars.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover starts drilling again

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
It is almost a year since Curiosity last turned its drill on Mars.

NASA wants to plant a garden on Mars by 2021

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2014 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Dubbed the Mars Plant Experiment (MPX), NASA would like to see if it could get a few flowers to grow while subjected to Martian radiation.

Curiosity Took 65 Bacteria Species On Trip To Mars

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not known whether any of those Earthly critters survived the journey to Mars.

Geologist says that Curiosity rover's images show Earth-like soils on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter.

Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp

Posted in Science on 13th Sep, 2014 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Mount Sharp will be the centerpiece of a new program of study to locate areas which could or once could have supported microbial life on Mars.

Curiosity Mars rover drills into base of Mount Sharp

Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope the chemistry of the rocks at the base of this mountain will reveal new details about the environmental history of Mars.

Curiosity Mars rover 'solves mountain riddle'

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014 09:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists working on NASA's Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot's landing site in Mars's Gale Crater.

Organic matter detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has made definitive detection of organic molecules, but there’s not enough evidence to tell if it came from ancient Martian life or from a non-biological process.

More on the search for possible life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere and detected other organic molecules in a rock sample collected by the robotic drill.

4 ways spacefaring microbes could mess with the solar system

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
When scientists launch a spacecraft into space, they are also sending thousands of bacteria along with it.

Sandstone structures on Mars look much like structures created by microbes on Earth

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The early history of Mars seems to have been very similar to that of Earth, especially with respect to the ancient hydrosphere.

The Search for Life on Mars Could Be Dooming Itself by Accident

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
When Curiosity goes looking for organic molecules, it vaporises rock and sniffs the gas that comes out. The plan could be going awry due to a mineral called jarosite.

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A fatty acid might be among the molecules discovered on Mars by Curiosity. However, it's not possible yet to determine if the compound has a biological or non-biological origin.

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2015 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point, allowing brine to form.

Here's How We'll Terraform Mars With Microbes

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Could our planet's toughest microbes change the face of Mars?

Curiosity finds continent-building rocks on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Early Mars may have been a bit more like early Earth.

NASA marks Curiosity's third anniversary with new interactive online tools

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has released two new tools designed to both educate the public and help scientists select future landing sites.

Ancient Mars Was Even More Earth-Like Than We Imagined

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2016 02:09 PM
by AlexMuller
New findings from NASA’s Curiosity Rover provide evidence that significant amounts of oxygen once permeated the atmosphere of ancient Mars.

NASA works to wake up Curiosity as mission gets two-year extension

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016 05:17 PM
by AlexMuller
On July 2, the nuclear-powered rover experienced some sort of a glitch and stopped most of its tasks as it went through a sequence to make sure it was still operating.

New Mars rover is GO for 2020 says NASA

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2016 09:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The new rover will have a mast conducting three types of spectroscopy on rocks and soil from a distance, to help try and spot signs of life.

The Mars curiosity rover is starting to make its own decisions

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The Mars Curiosity Rover can now autonomously decide which rocks to zap with its onboard laser.

NASA releases cute Mars rover game to celebrate Curiosity anniversary

Posted in Games on 7th Aug, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’re excited about a new way for people to engage with Curiosity’s adventures on Mars and future exploration by NASA’s Mars 2020 rover'

Boron has been detected on Mars for the first time

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The Curiosity rover has found boron on the surface of Mars, indicating that, at some point, the Red Planet had long-term habitable groundwater.

Curiosity found the first evidence of ancient mud cracks on Mars

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2017 04:01 PM
by AlexMuller
A time capsule to when ancient lakes flowed.

'Curiosity' exposes low CO2 level in Mars' primitive atmosphere

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2017 12:53 PM
by Alex Muller
The CO2 level in Mars' primitive atmosphere 3.5 billion years ago was too low for sediments to be deposited.

What finding boron on Mars actually means in the hunt for alien life

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2017 05:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Boron is simply a sign of life that could have been (or could still be).

Mars yields clues to possible cradle of life

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2017 07:11 PM
by Alex Muller
The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.

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