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Curiosity’s latest findings suggest Mars’ atmosphere was once much more like ours

Curiosity’s latest findings suggest Mars’ atmosphere was once much more like ours New research from Curiosity suggests that Mars’ atmosphere once contained considerable amounts of oxygen, hinting at a more Earth-like past.Today, Mars’ atmosphere is a thin layer composed almost entirely (96%) of carbon dioxide.

This week in space: NASA fact-checks the Enterprise, Curiosity controls its own laser, and Ceres’ mysterious remodeling

This week in space: NASA fact-checks the Enterprise, Curiosity controls its own laser, and Ceres’ mysterious remodeling Here’s what happened this week, in case you missed it the first time around.A remote update gave the Curiosity rover’s AI control over which rocks to vaporize with its on-board laser.

You Can Be the Curiosity Rover in NASA’s New Driving Game

You Can Be the Curiosity Rover in NASA’s New Driving Game Admit it: In your heart, you’re a space robot, laughing at death on Mars, while you pop a wheelie over an underground water cavern.The game is called Mars Rover and it was just released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a kind of anniversary present for the Curiosity rover’s 4th year on Mars.

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover may use a new technique to scan for ancient alien life

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover may use a new technique to scan for ancient alien life The 2020 rover will include an instrument called SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals).We can only hope they are as clever in naming the rover itself—”the 2020 rover” lacks flair.

Curiosity offers new 360-degree panoramic views of strangely familiar rock formations on Mars

Curiosity offers new 360-degree panoramic views of strangely familiar rock formations on Mars gif, but for the best experience, you really should check out this click-to-pan 3D widget that NASA put out.Just like on Earth, sandstone subjected to wind erosion creates formations like arches, mesas and buttes, and the age of the formations can be discerned by their layers.

This Week In Space: Lost spacecraft found, Curiosity 360 camera, and a new neighbor orbiting Proxima Centauri

This Week In Space: Lost spacecraft found, Curiosity 360 camera, and a new neighbor orbiting Proxima Centauri Planetary science has made some fun advances this week via NASA, too: Curiosity and Cassini have both been acting like rock stars.Radar measurements and specular analysis confirm it: Titan has surface features just like Earth, but it has a methane cycle where Earth has a water cycle.

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years For years, the conventional wisdom was that Mars existed as little more than a cold, barren dust ball in space.There’s even silica, which scientists are particularly happy about.

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction Indeed, it’s wheels are getting banged up, the ChemCam autofocus has gone wonky, and now Curiosity’s rock drill stopped working on December 1.That’s why the rover was equipped with a percussion drill at the end of its 7-foot robotic arm.

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity review - ChristCenteredGamer.com

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity review - ChristCenteredGamer.com Unlike most Touhou games, this one is an action RPG, rather than a ‘bullet hell’ shooter.You have a third person view of the action, seeing your character fight against her opponents from an angle up above.

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants The Great Observatory is still going strong after its 2009 tuneup, and now the Space Telescope Science Institute has a little bit more scratch to keep the Hubble project running until 2021.This year, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit around our planet.

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there.We’ve been talking a lot about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) lately — NASA has completed construction of the hardware, and is currently testing it on the ground.