NASA, Partner Establish New Research Group for Mars Sample Return Program – NASA Mars Exploration

Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Concept Illustration: This illustration shows a concept for a proposed NASA Sample Retrieval Lander that would carry a small rocket (about 10 feet, or 3 meters, tall) called the Mars Ascent Vehicle to the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech. Download image › Sixteen scientists from the US, Europe, Canada, … Read more

Nasa’S Curiosity Rover Finds A Mysterious Doorway On Mars, Spark Speculations

For the past ten years, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been trundling around the surface of Mars, taking photos in its quest to understand the history and geology of the red planet and perhaps even find signs of life. Last week it took a photo that appeared to show a doorway carved into the rock. It’s … Read more

Citizen Science Month 2022: Turning Curiosity Into Impact Around the Country

Each April, with support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, hosts Citizen Science Month, a one-of-a-kind celebration of citizen science that includes events hosted around the world, thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of new contributions to citizen science projects. Citizen Science Month 2022 featured collaborations with … Read more

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” talks science communication and curiosity

Bill Nye, the science educator known by many for his PBS show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” encouraged a packed crowd at CEMEX Auditorium to follow their curiosity and “change the world” on Friday evening. Nye emerged on stage to shouts of “Bill! Bill! ”, A reference to the theme song of his children’s show, … Read more

Drive and curiosity inspire graduating student’s high-impact research

May 6, 2022 Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates. Rohit Nandakumar, a 2022 biomedical informatics graduate of the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, couldn’t wait to get into a lab and start conducting his own research. In fact, he started pursuing research … Read more

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Reports Back on “Most Chemically Diverse Part” of Gale Crater on Mars

An image of a rock called “Ben Hee,” taken with the ChemCam instrument. It shows bedrock filled with dark nodules, which usually form in soft sediments found in active lakes on Earth. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / LANL / IRAP-CNES ChemCam played a key role in analyzing new data. The first study of … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Captures Video of Solar Eclipse on Mars – NASA Mars Exploration

Perseverance Rover Sees Solar Eclipse on Mars: NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, eclipsing the Sun. It’s the most zoomed-in, highest-frame-rate observation of a Phobos solar eclipse ever taken from the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS / SSI. … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Arrives at Delta for New Science Campaign – NASA Mars Exploration

Collecting samples as it explores an ancient and now-dry river channel is but one goal the six-wheeled geologist will pursue during its second Red Planet exploration. After collecting eight rock-core samples from its first science campaign and completing a record-breaking, 31-Martian-day (or sol) dash across about 3 miles (5 kilometers) of Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover … Read more

Curiosity rover comes up against dangerous ‘scaly’ terrain on Mars | Geology

The Curiosity rover just avoided a near run-in with some razor-sharp rocks on Mars. The robotic explorer, which landed on the red planet nearly 10 years ago, has spent the last month climbing the Greenheugh Pediment on Mount Sharp, located at the center of Gale Crater. The Greenheugh Pediment is a large sloping plain that … Read more

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover turns to avoid dangerous ‘gator-back’ rocks (photos)

One of NASA’s intrepid Mars rovers unexpectedly changed its course to avoid hazardous “gator-back” terrain. The Curiosity rover, which is exploring Mount Sharp, was climbing the southern side of a gentle slope called “Greenheugh Pediment” for most of March, where it encountered mostly rubbly sandstone. On March 18, the rover’s team on Earth spotted unexpected … Read more