Tag Archives: Mars Science Laboratory

One mystery of the Martian atmosphere solved

From the University of Michigan How Mars’ atmosphere got so thin: New insights from Curiosity ANN ARBOR—New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover provide clues to how Mars lost its original atmosphere, which scientists believe was much thicker than the one … Continue reading

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More evidence of past water on Mars – an old streambed

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, some exciting news of the “picture is worth a thousand words” variety – NASA Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran … Continue reading

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Friday Funny

Readers may recall when I visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum last year and took this photo of the upcoming exhibit for the new Mars Rover “Curiosity”. It looked pretty neat…and to everyone’s surprise and thrill it actually made … Continue reading

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Mars’s dramatic climate variations are driven by the Sun

From the University of Copenhagen – something interesting, but not really surprising. It does make me wonder though about dust and carbon soot related to Earth’s own polar ice cap. – Anthony On Mars’s poles there are ice caps of … Continue reading

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NASA’s 7 minutes of terror tonight – more than a curiosity

UPDATE: Touchdown confirmed! Congratulations NASA JPL! First image received. See below. ======================================== I thought I”d take a minute to advise you that some real science and engineering that will be see from NASA tonight rather than the politically motivated science … Continue reading

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Curiosity – coming to Mars – maybe

When I was in Washington a couple of weeks ago for ICCC6, I took the family to the National Air and Space Museum on the mall. While everyone was gazing at rockets and other bus-sized hardware of glory days past, … Continue reading

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