Curiosity Mars Rover at Pahrump Hills

Curiosity Mars Rover from HiRISE

Curiosity Mars rover at the “Pahrump Hills” area of Gale Crater, viewed from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

By |February 5, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Curiosity Confirms Organics on Mars

Curiosity finds organic compounds on Mars

NASA’s rover Curiosity has found the first definitive proof of organic compounds on Mars, that on Earth, are building blocks for life.

By |December 17, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Curiosity landing site on Mars may have been a lake

Gale Crater may have been a lake

Curiosity rover landing site on Mars, Gale Crater, may held a huge lake for millions of years.

By |December 10, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Curiosity spotted a mysterious ‘ball’ on Mars

ball on Mars

Curiosity spotted a mysterious ‘ball‘ on Mars. It looks like a pretty perfect sphere.   Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

By |September 26, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Curiosity Rover arrived at its main Scientific target

Curiosity Rover

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover arrived at the base of Mount Sharp, its main Scientific target, after 2 years and nearly 9 kilometers of driving.   Take a look at the video…

By |September 12, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

Mars 2020 Rover will explore the Red planet as never before

Mars 2020 Rover

NASA is planning the next mission to Mars and the agency just announced how the new rover, that launches in 2020, will be.

By |August 1, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

Anniversary Selfie from Mars

Selfie from Mars

Curiosity Self-Portrait to mark the first full Martian year of the NASA’s rover on the Red planet, on June 24th.

By |June 27, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , |

Inspecting Mt. Remarkable on Mars

Mt. Remarkable on Mar

Curiosity rover come across Mount Remarkable, on Mars, during its continuing journey around and, eventually, up 5.5-kilometer high Mt. Sharp.

By |May 12, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

A mystery light on Mars

mystery light on Mars

Images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots!    This image from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes a bright spot near the upper left corner. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

By |April 9, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

We are Here!

Earth from Mars

This is the Martian horizon and the twilight sky, including Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. In this image taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, our moon is just below Earth. Can you see them?

By |February 8, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |