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.
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 […]