Curiosity (rover)

May 23, 2018

SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last mission successfully launched May 22 with five Iridium Next satellites and two science satellites […]
May 18, 2018

Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. colibacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion times […]
May 5, 2018

NASA launches InSight spacecraft bound for Mars

Lander will be tracked by mini satellites before it begins probing red planet’s ‘inner space’ NASA has launched a spacecraft to land on Mars and explore […]
May 4, 2018

NASA’s Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first interplanetary mission to lift off from the West Coast. On Saturday, NASA plans to launch a robot designed to peek into the […]
October 19, 2017

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features. The wet past of […]
September 23, 2017

Regulus and it’s Rare Lunar Occultation

When the moon blocks three planets in a rare event. The rare event of “Lunar Occultation” happens once every twenty eight years and consists of a […]
June 2, 2017

Mars was probably habitable for longer than we thought

It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on Earth. In ancient times, Gale Crater rippled with the fresh, blue water […]
March 7, 2017

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could alter assumptions about the water budget of […]
February 13, 2017

Mars 2020 Could Return to Where NASA’s Spirit Rover Roamed

The Columbia Hills region is one of three locations on the Red Planet — along with Jezero Crater and NE Syrtis — that have been identified […]