sixth_attempt Archive
04 August 2012, 05:53 AM ET
Here’s a list of some of the events going on to celebrate the upcoming landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.
03 August 2012, 03:51 PM ET
Mars is a tiny planet with huge surface features. How come?
03 August 2012, 02:48 PM ET
Mischievous Mars has often seemed evade the best lenses - and the best minds - of science. Throughout the deep and rich history Mars observation, the little red planet has seduced both hard science and rampant speculation. It still does.
03 August 2012, 01:55 PM ET
The 1-ton rover carries gear that can identify carbon-containing organic compounds.
03 August 2012, 11:00 AM ET
Here's how NASA's newest Mars rover will land on the Red Planet.
03 August 2012, 10:41 AM ET
A look at the navigation, sensing and communications tools Curiosity will use to think.
03 August 2012, 09:34 AM ET
Mars, Saturn and the bright star Spica will form a tight triangle in the western sky on August 5th that will be visible after sunset. The Mars Science Laboratory is set to land on the Red Planet at 1:31am (EDT) on August 6th, 2012.
03 August 2012, 07:01 AM ET
A never-before-tried Sky Crane will lower NASA's new rover to Mars.
03 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The 1-ton rover is too heavy to land on legs or cushioned by airbags.
03 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
ChemCam will help the Curiosity rover determine rock composition from afar.
02 August 2012, 04:51 PM ET
This global view of Mars shows the landing sites of NASA's Viking 1, Viking 2, Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, Phoenix spacecraft and includes where Curiosity is set to touchdown on August 6th, 2012 (EDT).
02 August 2012, 03:37 PM ET
The Sample Analysis Mars (SAM) instruments aboard the Mars Science Laboratory will bake Mars surface samples and be able to derive the chemical make up. Scientists hopes of finding organic molecules, to help better understand the Red Planet.
02 August 2012, 02:39 PM ET
See photos and images of NASA's preparations for the Aug. 5/6 landing of Mars rover Curiosity.
02 August 2012, 01:30 PM ET
The 1-ton Curiosity rover is due to touch down Sunday night inside Mars' huge Gale Crater.
02 August 2012, 01:09 PM ET
Do you think NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will land successfully?
02 August 2012, 01:00 PM ET
NASA hopes to use the Curiosity rover's landing to build awareness about Red Planet exploration.
02 August 2012, 07:14 AM ET
Curiosity is set to touch down at Mars' Gale Crater on the night of Aug. 5.
02 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The 1-ton robot is bristling with high-tech camera gear.
02 August 2012, 05:46 AM ET
Curiosity's arm is 7 feet long and hefts 75 pounds of instruments.
02 August 2012, 12:44 AM ET
The Curiosity rover is slated to touch down on Mars on the night of Aug. 5.
01 August 2012, 03:33 PM ET
The online Slooh Space Camera will show live views of Mars from Earth.
01 August 2012, 12:39 PM ET
A side-by-side comparison reveals some similarities between NASA's new Mars rover and Ford's truck.
01 August 2012, 11:44 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover is scheduled to land on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, a high stakes mission.
01 August 2012, 10:39 AM ET
A look at the Curiosity rover's science instruments and what they can do.
31 July 2012, 04:00 PM ET
The live NASA broadcast of the Curiosity rover's arrival at Mars will be screened on a giant TV in Manhattan.
31 July 2012, 11:42 AM ET
William Shatner and Wil Wheaton narrate new videos about the upcoming Mars rover landing.
31 July 2012, 09:43 AM ET
Star Trek's Wil Wheaton explains the hair raising descent of the Mars Science Laboratory and its mission to explore the strange 'red' world.
31 July 2012, 09:38 AM ET
Star Trek's William Shatner explains the hair raising descent of the Mars Science Laboratory and its mission to explore the strange 'red' world
30 July 2012, 04:46 PM ET
Where might life on Mars live? How did a wet planet turn dry?
30 July 2012, 06:40 AM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover will touch down on the Red Planet on the night of Aug. 5.
27 July 2012, 12:02 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will look for signs of water buried beneath the Martian surface.
27 July 2012, 06:58 AM ET
Much of the rest of the solar system remains relatively unstudied.
26 July 2012, 01:53 PM ET
A campaign called 'Get Curious' will draw attention to the Curiosity Mars rover landing.
26 July 2012, 12:35 PM ET
Lockheed Martin developed the back shell and heat shield for the Mars Science Laboratory. When it hits the Martian atmosphere on August 5th, 2005 the spacecraft will have to contend with heat of up to 3,800 degrees Fahrenheit.
25 July 2012, 05:40 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take a pinch of Mars and bake it to search for signs of habitability.
25 July 2012, 12:50 PM ET
The next rover on Mars could pave the way for humans to follow.