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NASA Wants You to Design a Gadget for the Next Mars Mission

NASA Wants You to Design a Gadget for the Next Mars Mission
What do you want to learn about Mars? This might be your only chance to find out whatever it is you’re yearning to know, as NASA wants to let you design a device that will be…
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NASA Curiosity Rover Watches Mercury for the First Time

NASA Curiosity Rover Watches Mercury for the First Time
NASA has been cruising around the surface of Mars with the Curiosity rover for a while now, performing all sorts of experiments and research. Curiosity has taken selfies, analyzed rocks, and searched for life on the…
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Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week

Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week
NASA isn’t immune to software glitches that can cause some of its incredibly expensive hardware to stop functioning. Such was the case about a week ago when a software update caused a fault on the Curiosity…
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Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)
NASA has announced that the Curiosity Rover took its longest drive yet on the surface of Mars earlier this week. The longest one-day drive in the rover’s history occurred on September 5, putting it within viewing…
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NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR

NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR
Gamers and game developers alike are excited about the potential of the Oculus Rift headset and the Virtuix Omni walking surface. But these virtual reality devices have applications beyond gaming. The Human Interfaces Group of NASA’s…
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Mars Curiosity Rover Wood Model: Curious Why I Don’t Have This on My Desk Yet

Mars Curiosity Rover Wood Model: Curious Why I Don’t Have This on My Desk Yet
While most of us will never get to visit the red and dusty surface of Mars, we have been afforded the ability to get a first-hand view of the planet, courtesy of NASA’s Curiosity Rover. And…
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pics of What May Be 1971 Soviet Mars Lander

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pics of What May Be 1971 Soviet Mars Lander
Back in 1971, the Soviet Union sent a spacecraft to Mars. The spacecraft was called the Mars 3 Lander and it touched down on the surface of the red planet and continued transmitting for several seconds…
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Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month
The problem with exploring our solar system today is that we lack the technology to make voyages between planets quick enough. It’s nearly impossible to visit other planets because of slow propulsion systems that expose astronauts…
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The Distance to Mars: Measured in Pixels

The Distance to Mars: Measured in Pixels
I’m pretty sure that many people have trouble understanding stellar distances. Even Mars, one of the closest planets, is really far away by Earthly measurement standards. Check out this great and simple web animation on how…
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Mars Has a “Non-Negligible” Chance of Being Hit by a Comet in 2014

Mars Has a “Non-Negligible” Chance of Being Hit by a Comet in 2014
One of the most impressive things that happened to Jupiter in recorded history was when the planet was pummeled by chunks of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet. The thing with Jupiter is that it has an incredibly…
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Gingerbread Mars Rover: Candy Curiosity

Gingerbread Mars Rover: Candy Curiosity
I think we just made a huge discovery. Mars is made out of candy. It’s also apparently in a parallel universe where it is flat and in someone’s house, next to their stairs.…
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Mars Attacks! Christmas Ornament: Just Don’t Yodel Near It

Mars Attacks! Christmas Ornament: Just Don’t Yodel Near It
My favorite part of Tim Burton’s cult classic Mars Attacks! (besides every scene with Jack Nicholson in it) is the part where grandma’s Indian Love Call yodeling record is discovered to be the Achilles’ heel of…
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NASA Unveils Photo of Curiosity Parachuting Towards Mars

NASA Unveils Photo of Curiosity Parachuting Towards Mars
If you follow space and science at all, or watch the news, undoubtedly you would’ve heard by now that NASA was successful in putting the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars yesterday. NASA has released…
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NASA Promotes Mars Curiosity Rover with Star Trek Actors

NASA Promotes Mars Curiosity Rover with Star Trek Actors
NASA is milking the coming landing of the Curiosity rover for all it’s worth with numerous videos to get people excited about the Rover landing on the surface of the red planet. The nuclear powered Curiosity…
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Curiosity Makes Its Final Flight Path Tweak before Landing

Curiosity Makes Its Final Flight Path Tweak before Landing
If you follow the space program at all, you probably know that NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, is on its way to the red planet. Curiosity is scheduled to touch down on the surface…
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pic of Martian Dust Devil in Action

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pic of Martian Dust Devil in Action
Growing up in the infamous Tornado Alley in Texas, we learned from an early age what to do and what not to do if a tornado is coming your way. You also learn what a tornado…
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