Mars

Finding NASA's Curiosity rover, art-attacking microbes, and other amazing images of the week

Newsworthy eye candy<p>The Australian abyssal zone is full of mysterious creatures from penis-like to Game of Thrones-esque. To protect themselves from the intense pressure of deep sea living, these creatures use a variety of protective mechanisms from hard shells to slimy and gelatinous skin like …

Planets

Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well

Earlier this month, NASA managed to snap this astonishing image of the Curiosity rover, crawling up Mount Sharp on Mars.<p>The photo was taken by the …

Mars Orbiter

The Mars Robot Making Decisions on Its Own

Thanks to artificial-intelligence software, the Curiosity rover can target rocks without human input.<p>In 2012, the Curiosity rover began its slow trek across the surface of Mars, listening for commands from Earth about where to go, what to photograph, which rocks to inspect. Then last year, …

Mars Rover

Why Does The Moon Rise Later Each Day?

Why does the Moon rise 30 to 70 mins later each day than the previous day?<p>The Moon does indeed rise on average 50 minutes later each day in our skies, which may come as a surprisingly large daily change, particularly if you’re used to the much more gradual changes of sunrise and sunset times. To …

Mars Orbiter

Will Mars Go Mute? NASA's Aging Orbiters May Not Last Long Enough to Support Future Exploration

A cry for help has come from planetary scientists pleading for a Next Mars Orbiter—or NeMO for short. Researchers say the spacecraft fleet currently …

Exploration

Four Terrifying Ways Space Can Kill You

We’re all clamoring to get into space these days, but lost in our excitement to fly to the Moon and colonize Mars is a brutal truth: the final …

Mars Mission

NASA’s plans to guard Mars’s atmosphere with a magnetic shield signals our first step to terraforming hostile environments

If you want to survive on Mars, you’d need to dig deep to shield yourself from deadly radiation. Nonetheless, at some point in time, an atmosphere is …

Planets

SpaceX Live Launch: Watch SpaceX Reuse A Rocket For Today's Satellite Launch | International Business Times

SpaceX is scheduled to make history once again on Friday afternoon. The company will be launching Bulgaria’s first ever geostationary transfer orbit …

SpaceX

A 10th Planet In Our Solar System? Scientists Say It’s Hidden Among Asteroids | International Business Times

Astronomers find new exoplanets all the time in the far reaches of the galaxy and the universe, but there is still much to be discovered at home in …

Astronomy

NASA's Curiosity rover is just a speck in this orbiter photo

At this distance, Curiosity looks like a tiny beetle crawling over volcanic rock. Electric blue, its protective shell stands out against the rough, jagged mountainside. In reality, this is an image shot by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, an observational craft floating 200 miles above the …

Mars Orbiter

NASA's Curiosity rover has a pet rock on Mars

Mars is probably a pretty lonely place.<p>The red planet is littered with rusty red rocks and, as far as we know, devoid of any kind of life. But even so, rovers still roam the surface of the world on humanity's behalf, making their solitary treks along previously unexplored paths.<p>And sometimes, they …

Mars Rover

High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

The small blue dot is Curiosity.<p>From orbit, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been cataloging the landscape of Mars in exquisite detail for more than a decade. Occasionally it photographs something not at all Martian.<p>On June 5, the orbiter passed over Mount Sharp, the mountain inside a crater …

Mars Orbiter

India launches mini shuttle in race to replace NASA spacecraft

The Indian Space Research Organisation's shuttle will shoot up into the atmosphere before crashing back down into the sea. It is not expected to land in one piece.<p>India launched a mini unmanned space shuttle on Monday to test the viability of reusable spacecraft.<p>The shuttle will head 43 miles into …

ISRO

AI is hurtling forwards like a rocket but no one is behind the controls

Progress has been made into understanding the risks of artificial intelligence, but programmer and physicist Jaan Tallinn says funding available to …

Mars Rover

Mars Orbiter Snaps Fresh Photo of Curiosity Exploring Mars

Mars Orbiter Snaps Fresh Photo of Curiosity Exploring Mars<p>Curiosity may be as big as a car, but this photo reminds us just how much of Mars there is …

Mars Orbiter

Why No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars

As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 …

Mars Orbiter

See NASA’s Curiosity Rover Simultaneously from Orbit and Red Planet’s Surface Climbing Mount Sharp

NASA’s Curiosity rover as seen simultaneously on Mars surface and from orbit on Sol 1717, June 5, 2017. The robot snapped this self portrait mosaic …

Mars Orbiter

ISRO is launching 31 satellites and here’s why you should pay attention

ISRO is launching 31 satellites and here’s why you should pay attention<p>Image: ISRO<p>As far as ‘packaged delivery’ is concerned, ISRO might have a …

ISRO

The White Cliffs of 'Rover'

This image was acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 18, …

Mars Orbiter

Isro PSLV-C38 launch LIVE updates: Get details of the launching of Cartosat and other satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation is launching the PSLV-C38 on Friday, June 23, at around 9:30 am IST. Read all the details and live updates …

ISRO

Stephen Hawking, Kris Jenner and other famous people with plans to send humans to Mars

Stephen Hawking says let's go back to the moon, then build a base there — and then do the same thing on Mars.<p>The world-famous astrophysicist made it sound more eloquent and profound than that.<p>“Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves,” he said this week.<p>Hawking also shared …

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover looks so small and alone in this amazing new photo

Just a pale blue dot.<p>One of the most awe-inspiring images of Earth is the photograph "Pale Blue Dot", taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft as it sped billions of miles away from our planet. And Carl Sagan's reflection on the image is perhaps one of the most poignant bits of science writing ever …

Mars Orbiter

What happens if astronauts get sick in space?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors can't make house calls to the International Space Station, but even if they could, Earth's routine practices like setting up an IV, taking a blood sample or even keeping a wound clean are incredibly difficult.<p>Consider heart attacks. Even the healthiest astronauts could suffer …

Mars Mission

Can you spot the Curiosity rover in this photo of Mars?

NASA’s Curiosity rover has delivered some seriously stellar views of Mars to us back on Earth, but it’s easy to forget that the dusty, durable …

Mars Rover

Robotic telepresence could be the best way for humans to explore Mars, scientists say

Robotic telepresence could save future Mars explorers from the perils that faced fictional astronaut Mark Watney in “The Martian” — and serve as the …

Mars Rover

This Is One of the Coolest Shots of the Mars Curiosity Rover We've Ever Seen

See that faint, blue dot in the middle of this NASA image? That’s the Curiosity rover making its way up the rocky slopes of Mount Sharp. The robotic …

Mars Rover

Curiosity rover decides—by itself—what to investigate on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars in 2012, in part to analyze rocks to see whether the Red Planet was ever habitable (or inhabited). But now the …

Mars Rover

The view from Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover started exploring the surface of Mars in January 2004. Its mission was supposed to last about 90 days, but <i>over 13 years …

Mars Rover

IKEA designers are learning about compact storage from NASA's space architect

<i></i>Confined in Utah’s Mars Desert Research habitat for three days—habitat diameter: 33 feet—the five-person team experienced the cramped living quarters …

Mars Mission

The Starship or the Canoe: Where Will Our Future Adaptations Be?

Kenneth BrowerIN 2015, an observatory high in the Atacama Desert of Chile detected three planets orbiting an M star, an ultra-cool dwarf, in the …

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