Curiosity’s Trek To Mount Sharp Could Take Months

Florida Today http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130115/SPACE/301150009/Martian-road-trip-next-Curiosity-speed-not-an-option (1/15, Halvorson, 53K) reports on the upcoming start of the Curiosity rover’s trek to Mount Sharp this spring. Michael Watkins, Curiosity mission manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said, “I think there is a good chance that it easily could take six months or a little longer to get to the final […]

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NASA Scientist Says Proof Of Organics On Mars Could Come Soon

NASA Scientist Says Proof Of Organics On Mars Could Come Soon.?The Sacramento (CA) Bee http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/10/5104313/nasa-scientist-shares-mars-discoveries.html (1/10, Ortiz, 202K) reported: The Mars Curiosity rover mission has proved a smashing technological success for NASA, with 157 days spent by the rover on Mars providing a wealth of “firsts” and key information about the planet, said Michael Meyer, […]

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SOFIA Provides “Unprecedented View” Of Part Of Milky Way

SOFIA Provides “Unprecedented View” Of Part Of Milky Way.?The Aerospace Daily & Defense Report http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_01_10_2013_p05-02-535162.xml (1/10, Mecham) reported, “About 4-6 million years ago, ‘something big’ happened at the center of the Milky Way and NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) has brought back the latest pictures.” The images showed the “bursts of energy that […]

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Kepler Telescope May Have Found Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

SPACE http://www.space.com/19201-most-earth-like-alien-planet.html (1/10, Moskowitz) reports, “A possible alien planet discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope is the most Earth-like world yet detected beyond our solar system, scientists say.” If confirmed, the new planet would be 1.5 times the size of the Earth and would be located in its star’s habitable zone. Furthermore, Natalie Batalha, a […]

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Curiosity Rover Captures Image Of “Martian Flower”

Curiosity Rover Captures Image Of “Martian Flower.” The New York Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/nasa-pic-sparks-flower-mars-rumor-article-1.1232997 (1/4, Murray, 543K) reported, “A peculiar petal-shaped cluster spotted on Mars sparked buzz that flowers might be blooming on the red planet. The so-called ‘Martian flower’ is seen in an image captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover last month. Pearl-colored petals appear to […]

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Curiosity Rover Cameras Gather Pictures For 360-Degree Panorama

NBC News http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/03/16329185-curiosity-rover-studies-rocks-and-a-flower-on-mars?lite (1/3, Boyle) reports in its “Cosmic Log” blog, “The cameras on NASA’s Curiosity rover have been clicking away over the holidays – gathering enough pictures for a 360-degree panorama of its rocky surroundings at Yellowknife Bay, plus a close-up view showing a ‘Martian flower’ seemingly sprouting from the surface. The panorama was […]

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Curiosity Sends New Years Greeting From Mars

KLTV-TV javascript:videoPopup(‘http://ctv4.criticalmention.com/playerpage/player?params=Y2xpcElkPTQ5MDU5MTYmc2xpbT0xJnBvd2VyZWQ9MSZyZXBvcnQ9dHJ1ZSZoaWRlQ2xpcENvbnRyb2xzPTEmbm9oZWFkZXI9MSZub21lbnU9dHJ1ZSZhdXRvUGxheT0xJnBhcnRuZXJUb2tlbj00NmU1NmVjNjNiYmYxMGRlMDEzYmZhNGRiNzY5NDY2MQ==#20130102120355143232218166′,410,320) Tyler, TX (1/1, 4:45 p.m. CST, 21K) reports, “We have some video for you. This is from Mars Curiosity to Times Square on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve revelers watching giant screens in times square saw a special happy new year greeting from Mars, which, right now, is a little over 200 […]

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