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NASA has been holding back results of rover Curiosity's examinations of Mars rock 'Jake Matijevic' for several weeks. Now we know why. The ChemCam and APXS analyzers came up with unexpected results ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 162 comments on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 412 Recommends
NASA's Curiosity rover has found conclusive evidence that Mars once had large amounts of flowing water. A streambed and alluvial fan, similar to those found in the southwestern United States has ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 140 comments on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 02:53 PM PDT with 358 Recommends
The Curiosity Rover and the Mars Science Lab it conveys continue to creep across a quiet desert plain under the thin atmosphere of our nearest planetary neighbor. The lab is now about halfway from ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 157 comments on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 06:55 PM PDT with 348 Recommends
Those aren't my words. They are from NASA Scientist Hero Team member Joel Hurowitz. What are we talking about? It's a BFD. Curiosity has proven the sustained existence, on ancient Mars, of fresh, ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 109 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:40 PM PDT with 340 Recommends
Short NASA: "life," or at least organics, on Mars. Longer NASA: still not sure if they are Martian in origin or not. More research needed. Meet me over the Kos squiggly.
by zaynabou
Comment Count 120 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 09:43 AM PST with 145 Recommends
Ray Bradbury would have been 92, today. The author was an iconic figure in science fiction and fantasy in the 20th Century. Ray Bradbury's name seems forever linked to the Red Planet, at least as ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 05:31 PM PDT with 141 Recommends
Who knew? Earth is unavoidably dirty. It doesn't matter what we do. Consider a NASA clean room. I reckon it would be far cleaner than any operating theater that I have ever occupied, that is to say, ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:03 PM PDT with 107 Recommends
Meet SAM, the Sample Analysis at Mars suite of instruments in the Mars Science Laboratory aboard the Curiosity Rover. Curiosity is on the way to the first investigational site of the mission, a ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 63 comments on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT with 88 Recommends
We know the story. "Obama hates small business owners because 'You didn't build that'." We all know it's quack, and that responding with " We Built That" actually supported the President's point. ...
by Hammerhand
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 09:53 PM PDT with 86 Recommends
Wow. Today's NASA press conference at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory taught me more about how the Mars mission is working than all the research for the numerous Mars diaries I've posted so far. H/t ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 06:30 PM PDT with 84 Recommends
The Mars Science Lab (MSL) aboard the Curiosity Rover continues on its way ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 03:17 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
Let's start with if. I was a little surprised to find what I thought to be somewhat scarce attention to the mission from Kossacks. The story seems very political to me, potentially. I am totally ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 96 comments on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 07:14 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
Watch NASA's fascinating video simulation of the movements of the robot during this weekend's investigation of the target rock, Jake Matijevic. For the last couple of days, and finishing today, ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 07:39 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
In my previous diary, On Mars: We Have Found an Interesting Rock we discussed NASA's decision on the first target selected for "contact science", this rock that they named after a recently ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 02:52 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
Mars, raw feed, Sol 100, from the ChemCam. I am only an amateur biologist and an amateur geologist. What I've done the most of is hiking through Big Bend National Park, and what I see in these ...
by Jensequitur
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 09:44 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Curiosity Rover and the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) that it transports have begun a new phase of the mission. The actual exploration and scientific investigation began today. Up until now it has ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
Ancient Egyptians used knots for purposes both practical and mystical. Ancient Inca used knots to record information. Modern sailors use knots for seamanship. NASA uses hand tied knots (caution PDF)
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 01:28 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
I've said so before and still think that the growing success of the recently landed Curiosity Rover on Mars has positive ramifications for the President's reelection campaign.
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
So far I have posted four diaries about NASA's fantastic achievement in successfully landing, initiating, and testing many of the enormously capable scientific instruments and engineering systems ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 09:10 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
In the previous diary of this series, we talked about NASA's plans to use sand to scour the "oily film" of life on Earth from the surfaces of the material handling tools and the analytical ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 12:15 PM PDT with 26 Recommends