sixth_attempt Archive
11 February 2013, 06:20 PM ET
The Iranian-American Bobak Ferdowsi will help highlight President Barack Obama's call for more visas for skilled immigrants in the fields of math, science and engineering.
09 February 2013, 01:06 PM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity drilled into the rock "John Klein' to collect the Martian sample.
07 February 2013, 06:14 PM ET
Curiosity drilled about 0.8 inches (2 centimeters) into a Martian rock called John Klein.
04 February 2013, 01:11 PM ET
The robot pounded the rock with its arm-mounted drill but has apparently not spun the drill bit yet.
30 January 2013, 08:00 AM ET
The robot has been sizing up a target rock and flexing its robotic arm.
29 January 2013, 01:04 PM ET
See amazing shots of Mars sent back by NASA's Curiosity Rover.
25 January 2013, 11:12 AM ET
The photos show Mars at night in visible and ultraviolet light.
24 January 2013, 07:24 AM ET
The nuclear-powered mobile science laboratory Curiosity will roll across the surface of Mars for years, searching for the conditions that may have once made Mars an abode of life.
24 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Opportunity's surface mission was originally supposed to last three months.
23 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
"The Changing Face of Mars" will premiere tonight at Caltech in Pasadena.
18 January 2013, 12:15 PM ET
NASA to roll out full-size space vehicle replicas, a 'Star Party' and 'Mohawk Guy.'
18 January 2013, 11:52 AM ET
NASA to roll out full-size space vehicle replicas, a 'Star Party' and 'Mohawk Guy.'
15 January 2013, 05:05 PM ET
Whatever it is, it's not alive, scientists say.
15 January 2013, 02:59 PM ET
The rover should start drilling within two weeks or so, scientists say.
15 January 2013, 02:35 PM ET
The rover's Rotary Percussive Drill will sink its bit into the John Klein Area which "shows signs of (geologic) activity in a diverse sense, with one or more transport mechanisms in play" according to MAHLI principal investigator R. Aileen Yingst.
15 January 2013, 10:36 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory used its Dust Removal Tool (DRT) for the first time to deliver an unobstructed observation of the targeted rock. Also, the Curiosity team is in search of the first target for the highly anticipated first drill use.
09 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Comet ISON could put on an amazing show when it passes close to the sun late this year.
07 January 2013, 11:58 PM ET
The rover's Dust Removal Tool clears away the ubiquitous Red Planet dust.
05 January 2013, 11:02 AM ET
The Curiosity rover has snapped photos of a Martian "flower" and "Snake River" on Mars.
03 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Spirit rover landed nine years ago today, and its twin Opportunity followed three weeks later.
02 January 2013, 01:02 PM ET
Earth has been sending probes to Mars for decades, but some missions stand above the rest.
27 December 2012, 02:41 PM ET
Curiosity spent its first Christmas on Mars exploring a new area of the Red Planet.
27 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is the largest rover ever sent to the Red Planet. Get the latest news and discoveries from the mission here.
20 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Radiation risk currently limits space journeys to about one year, experts say.
19 December 2012, 01:01 PM ET
Adam Steltzner led the team that landed Curiosity on Mars this past August.
12 December 2012, 07:01 AM ET
The six-wheeled robot is depicted in MAD's venerable fold-in feature.
11 December 2012, 06:11 PM ET
On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait as seen in this space wallpaper.
10 December 2012, 02:33 PM ET
Engineers installed a potential fix shortly before the rover launched last November.
05 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
NASA will keep running Curiosity and its other Mars assets as long as they're scientifically viable.
05 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Some scientists want the 2020 rover mission to collect pieces of Mars for eventual return to Earth.
04 December 2012, 07:31 PM ET
NASA will launch a new Mars science rover with new tools to study the Red Planet. Former astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld outlines the next 8 years of Mars exploration.
04 December 2012, 10:51 AM ET
Mars explorers could spend nearly two years on the Red Planet without receiving a worryingly high dose.
03 December 2012, 12:58 PM ET
Soil analysis on Mars by the roving laboratory has delivered a detection of simple organic compounds. Further review will determine if it is actually from Mars or residuals from the rovers time on Earth and, critically, if it is the result of life.
03 December 2012, 12:00 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover found Martian dirt containing chlorine, water and sulfur compounds.
03 December 2012, 08:50 AM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory spent six weeks investigating an area on Mars that was dubbed 'Rocknest'. Next up - the rover will be moving on to 'Point Lake' where it will look for a good target to drill.
03 December 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union lasts all week.