Curiosity Heading To Mars Mountain In New Year

ABC World News javascript:mediaPopup(‘http://media.bulletinnews.com/playclip.aspx?clipid=8cfb4e6bec676aa&pub=nasa#20121231120332143232218166′) (12/30, story 11, 0:25, Muir, 7.43M) reported, “To the video this evening from Mars where the Curiosity rover is gearing up for its own New Year’s resolution, which is to head for the hills. The rover’s big mission this New Year, setting off to climb its first Martian mountain. … […]

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Curiosity Focused Attention On NASA In 2012

In more year-end reviews, Allvoices http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13653137-2012-in-science-the-curiosity-rover (12/21, Eitel) reports, “For the first time in a long time, space seemed to be on everyone’s mind” because of the landing of the Curiosity rover. According to the article, “After years of many wondering why the heck we were funding space exploration with the Cold War a distant […]

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NASA Researchers Strike Scientific Gold With Meteorite

NASA Researchers Strike Scientific Gold With Meteorite

Scientists found treasure when they studied a meteorite that was recovered April 22, 2012 at Sutter’s Mill, the gold discovery site that led to the 1849 California Gold Rush. Detection of the falling meteorites by Doppler weather radar allowed for rapid recovery so that scientists could study for the first time a primitive meteorite with […]

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Curiosity In Final Steps Towards First Scientific Destination

Curiosity In Final Steps Towards First Scientific Destination. Ken Kremer at Universe Today http://www.universetoday.com/98973/curiosity-inspects-shaler-outcrop-on-descent-to-yellowknife-bay-drill-target/#ixzz2FGWV3m6J (12/15) wrote, “NASA’s Curiosity rover is on the final steps of her descent into a geologist’s paradise at an area called ‘Yellowknife Bay,’” an area inside of Glenelg, the “first major science destination.” Scientists are now trying to determine the “first […]

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McKay: Global Warming Would Be Needed To Make Mars Habitable

The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/science/space/could-climate-change-make-mars-suitable-for-human-life.html (12/11, Ray, Subscription Publication, 1.68M) examines the question on whether humans could live on Mars if plants were raised to produce oxygen. “Mars expert” Chris McKay of the Ames Research Center “theorizes that engineers would first have to encourage the kind of global warming they want to avoid on Earth” […]

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Curiosity Data Show Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation

SPACE.com http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57557075/nasa-astronauts-could-survive-mars-radiation/ (12/5, Wall) reports, “Astronauts could endure a long-term, roundtrip Mars mission without receiving a worryingly high radiation dose, new results from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity suggest.” A mission “consisting of a 180-day outbound cruise, a 600-day stay on Mars and another 180-day flight back to Earth would expose an astronaut to a total […]

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SOFIA Upgrades: Integrating Telescope Onboard Command and Control Systems

NASA mission news – SOFIA Upgrades: Integrating Telescope Onboard Command and Control Systems. NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft has recently received major upgrades to its observatory and avionics systems that will significantly improve the systems’ efficiency and operability. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/SOFIA/sofia_status_12_03.htm […]

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Mars Rover Finds Traces Of Carbon In Soil Sample

The CBS Evening News javascript:mediaPopup(‘http://media.bulletinnews.com/playclip.aspx?clipid=8cf9fa5fb24570c&pub=nasa#20121204113857143232218166′) (12/3, story 8, 1:50, Pelley, 5.58M) reported that the Mars rover “Curiosity’s on-board chemical lab found a trace of carbon, an essential building block of life” in a soil sample. NASA’s next task is to determine where the materials originated. Michael Meyer, head of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, explained that […]

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