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Twelve Months of Curiosity on Mars in Two Minutes

Twelve Months of Curiosity on Mars in Two Minutes

Mars Curiosity Rover has captured our attention from the time it launched in November 2011 to the time it landed on August 5, 2012 in a very dramatic landing to now.

August 1, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

Two New Arrivals Send Back Pictures Of Mars

The skies of Mars just got a little more crowded. On September 21st, 2014 NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) fired its engines for some 33 minutes in order to swing into a safe orbit.

September 26, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
Live Chat at Noon Today on “Dreams of Other Worlds” and NASA’s Next Mars Mission

Live Chat at Noon Today on “Dreams of Other Worlds” and NASA’s Next Mars Mission

Robotic exploration of space is fascinating, complex and quite important to our understanding of the universe. To learn more about how scientists and engineers overcome challenges of robotic space exploration for successful data collection, join us for a live chat today (Tuesday, October 29) at noon EDT with Chris Impey, astronomer and author of Dreams of [...]

October 29, 2013 — THE EDITORS
MAVEN Maneuvers into Orbit Tonight

MAVEN Maneuvers into Orbit Tonight

Last summer, I attended a new media professionals workshop at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Colorado to learn more about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission which launched last November.

September 21, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
A Great Year for SciAm Google Hangouts!

A Great Year for SciAm Google Hangouts!

As the year winds down, I’m pleased to share the google hangouts on air I’ve done with SciAm, some in collaboration with my venture with co-host, Jeff Shaumeyer, Read Science!

December 20, 2013 — Joanne Manaster
Curiosity Catches Sight of Mars’ Moon Passing the Other

Curiosity Catches Sight of Mars’ Moon Passing the Other

This video depicts NASA’s Curiosity rover observing Mars’ two moons, then shows one moon passing in front of the other. Phobos and Deimos, the moons of Mars, are thought to be asteroids captured in Mars’ gravitational field.

August 16, 2013 — Joanne Manaster
NASA’s MAVEN Mission, as told by LeVar Burton

NASA’s MAVEN Mission, as told by LeVar Burton

I am having quite the space-filled weekend! Today, we just had a hangout with astronaut Chris Hadfield and now I’m packing up to head to Cape Canaveral to watch an ATLAS V rocket send the next Mars Orbiter, MAVEN, to space!

November 14, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

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