A frozen Spirit rover in Gusev Crater imaged by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). It captured an area where Mars Rover Spirit lost communication, indicating it had ‘died’. Spirit actual came to say hello as a very bright speck of light in this image. It was taken from such an angle [...]
This image of Mount Sharp was assembled from a dozen of telephoto images. The component images were taken by the 100-millimeter-focal-length telephoto lens camera mounted on the right side of Curiosity’s remote sensing mast, during sol 45 (Sept. 20, 2012).
This layered mound, also called Aeolis Mons, in the center of Gale Crater rises more than [...]
NASA presented us with a briefing at NASA HQ. We expected great announcements. And perhaps the fact that the scientists are sure that the water that surrounded the John Klein rock at Yellow Knife Bay in the Gale Crater was ph neutral enough to have been conducive to life thriving there is such a great [...]
Organic carbon atoms can align in different ways. In these three depictions the carbon atoms are green, hydrogen is pink and oxygen is red. Credit: Journal of Molecular Graphics.
Tomorrow, Tuesday March 12, at 1 pm EDT, a NASA Headquarters briefing could reveal the finding of organic carbon on Mars. This would [...]
Learning can be fun. It can be fast too. Especially using the ‘Mars in a Minute’ series by JPL explaining you about Mars an the Duriosity mission. The video below explains why Curiosity is searching for organics.