Curiosity (rover)

February 16, 2016

NASA rover 'snaps ancient burial site on Mars' sending alien hunters into a flap

ALIEN hunters are hoping that what they claim looks like a sarcophagus on the surface of Mars is the real deal and not just an extreme […]
February 11, 2016

NASA to Decide Fate of Troubled Mars Lander Next Month

NASA will decide soon whether a Mars lander that was supposed to launch next month will ever get off the ground. NASA announced in December that […]
February 3, 2016

Nasa is running out of plutonium for spacecraft, but a new plan could help

The deptartment of energy has an idea that could double production… NASA is running out of plutonium. The space agency uses Pu-238 to fuel many of […]
February 1, 2016

Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars

From red carpets to shopping malls to Parliament Hill, the ubiquitous “selfie” has become a nearly unavoidable facet to life on Earth. And now, thanks to […]
January 22, 2016

The reason we haven't met aliens may be that they don't live long enough

Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined otherworldly beings for ages, but as we’ve […]
December 31, 2015

USPS gets geeky with Star Trek and NASA stamps

Trekkies rejoice. The United States Postal Service unveiled its 2016 line-up of stamps on Wednesday. A highlight of the group is a set of four Star […]
December 31, 2015

This is the fuel NASA needs to make it to the edge of the solar system — and beyond

Just in time for the new year, researchers at the Department of Energy‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have unveiled the fruits of a different kind of […]
December 23, 2015

NASA's 2016 Mars mission called off

A U.S. science satellite slated to launch to Mars in March has been grounded due to a leak in a key research instrument, NASA said on Tuesday, creating […]
November 28, 2015

Mars rover snaps pictures of giant, dark sand dunes

The Mars rover Curiosity has moved in for a closer look at giant sand dunes on the Red Planet — sending back fresh images of their dark, rippled […]