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Need Microscope on Mars now, and Thirty Years ago on Viking.

Why have we not taken this basic instrument to Mars? Sometimes the most obvious things somehow get lost when large complex missions are  being planned and we can’t see the…

We were driving on mars one day…in the merry merry month of..December

Curiosity Rover’s Traverse, August through November 2012 Since landing at a site  named “Bradbury Landing,” The rover has traveled 1,703 feet (519 meters) to an overlook position beside “Point Lake”. The rover…

NASA’s Big Mars Announcment Tomorrow 12/3/12-Worth the wait?

Exciting news or a Big Yawn? (Update 12/3/12 see announcement at this link.) Tomorrow NASA is going to make an announcement related to a finding by the Mars Rover and…

Curiosity completes a touch-and-go on SOL 108

                            NASA = Last week, Curiosity drove for the first time after spending several weeks in soil-scooping…

How would a discovery of life on Mars change us? We may know in a few weeks.

Findings by Mars Rover could change our place in the Universe. (Update 11/26/12 – KnowledgeOrb has learned that the announcement from NASA about SAM findings will be on 12/3/12) Recently NASA stated…

NASA’S Curiosity Rover Provides Clues to Changes of Martian Atmosphere

NASA –  MSL Curiosity, has taken significant steps toward understanding how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere. Learning what happened to the Martian atmosphere will help scientists…

Close up photo of the first scoop of Martian soil from MSL Rover

In this close up of scoop one from MSL you can see some interesting things about the soil at this site. If you look closely on the right you can…

Rover finds Mars samples similar to volcanic-origin soils in Hawaii

NASA Rover’s First Soil Studies Help Fingerprint Martian Minerals (Source NASA) – Mars rover Curiosity has completed initial experiments showing the mineralogy of Martian soil is similar to weathered basaltic…