Explore the strangely fascinating phenomenon of robots snapping self portraits while doing cutting-edge science in space!
It's hard being a robot exploring another world, as NASA's Mars Science Laboratory has proven this month.
A piece of rock found its way all the way from Mars to a desert in northwest Africa. And now it has the potential to tell us all kinds of things about the Red Planet. Trace explains what this one rock might help scientists uncover.
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Rover engineers are troubleshooting a power glitch that came to light on Sunday -- as a precaution, all science operations have been suspended. Continue reading →
A nonprofit space exploration group revealed today exactly how it plans to launch two married astronauts on an ambitious manned flyby mission to the Red Planet by early 2018 -- involving NASA and federal funding.
The robotic spacecraft, called the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution probe (MAVEN), launched atop an Atlas 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 1:28 p.m. EST (1828 GMT), beginning a 10-month journey to Mars.
One is a six-wheeled nuclear-powered rover, the other is an orbiting solar-powered climate satellite. The two robots couldn't be more different -- except they have one thing in common: Mars' blighted atmosphere. Continue reading →
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