Exploration

NASA Rover Grover set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA Rover Grover set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA Rover GROVER, which stands for both Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, is on its way to Greenland for over a month of testing on the ice-covered environment.

The New Age of Exploration

The New Age of Exploration (4)

Ever since our species left Africa some 60,000 years ago, the urge to push beyond what’s known—to discover new lands and opportunities—has shaped human culture. And that impulse is still strong.
As we celebrate the National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary, we’re kicking off a year of stories about the new age of exploration.

Cory Richards and his two fellow climbers endured hurricane-force winds and temperatures of minus 50°F as they struggled to reach the summit of Gasherbrum II.    Photo by Cory Richards/National Geographic

Earth from below

caves

The project “Earth from Below” is an exploration of the territories and landscapes invisible on planet, like the deepest cave in the world.

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Stardust spacecraft fly by with comet Tempel1

comet Tempel1Nasa’s used one of its craft to revisit a comet at close range for the first time in the history of space exploration. The vessel Stardust flew within 112 miles of the Tempel 1 comet as it hurtled past at 24,000 miles an hour at Feb 15, 4.37am.

Santa Maria Crater on Mars

Santa Maria CraterThis image from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover at the edge of “Santa Maria” crater shows diverse textures of the crater.