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You can come out of your bomb shelter, put away your confetti, and in all respects calm down. The Curiosity Mars rover has not found life on Mars. It’s true that Curiosity did scoop up some dirt containing sulfur, perchlorate, and water, NASA announced on Monday. And it’s true that such chemicals are “ingredients for […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say NASA’s newest Mars rover has found signs that a stream once flowed across the surface near the site where it landed. Curiosity touched down in a crater near the Martian equator last month. The red planet today is dusty and dry but scientists think it was once warmer and […]
NASA’s Curiosity rover, which landed successfully on Mars Sunday night, has started beaming back its first photos. The Ames center in Mountain View designed the robot’s chemical and mineralogy (CheMin) instrument and made other key contributions. NASA engineers, who were nervous about the difficult landing, celebrate in this Associated Press video.
by Alicia Chang PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past. Cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory […]
If all goes well, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Sunday, NASA’s Curiosity Lander will touch down on the surface of Mars, ending a 352-million-mile journey that began last November. That’s a big “if.” NASA engineers have half-jokingly referred to the landing as the “Seven Minutes of Terror,” referring to the time it’ll take Curiosity […]
A.M. Splash: Cal State Mulls More Tuition Hikes; Berkeley Aims to Boost Tourism; Bald Eagles Returning; Los Altos Man’s Device Goes to Mars
CSU looks to limit enrollment or increase cost to bridge potential budget gaps (SF Examiner) Attending one of the university systems’ 23 campuses could be more expensive, tougher to get in to or tuition could even be reduced, depending on what voters decide for the pending tax measure… A discussion about two options for what […]