Dr. Buzz Aldrin can now add professor and institute namesake to his many different “hats.” Photo Credit: James O. Davies.
Astronaut, explorer, rocket scientist, American hero, and tireless STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) advocate … these are just a few things that describe Dr. Buzz Aldrin, second moonwalker and one of the world’s […]
The first “clear” image of the surface of Mars, captured by Viking 1 in July 1976. The lander and its orbiter were launched 40 years ago, today, on 20 August 1975. Photo Credit: NASA
In the second decade of the 21st century, we have grown accustomed to a steady output of scientific data […]
Self-portrait of the Curiosity over in Gale crater on Mars. Part of Mount Sharp is in the background. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
NASA’s Curiosity rover has just reached its third anniversary milestone on Mars, after landing in Gale crater on Aug. 5, 2012, and since then has made some incredible science discoveries, with more to come in […]
Illustration of debris flows inside Istok crater on Mars, which have provided evidence of large amounts of flowing water and mud in the past. The flows are very similar to ones on Earth in Arctic regions such as Iceland. Image Credit: Nature Communications
The fact that Mars used to have large amounts of liquid […]
An artist’s concept of NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft orbiting Mars. The spacecraft, which arrived at the Red Planet in 2001, surpassed its 60,000th orbit as of June 23, 2015, and it is still going strong. Image Credit: NASA/JPL
It’s no secret that the various spacecraft NASA sends out across the Solar System on our […]
Image from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing deposits of impact glass (green) in Alga Crater. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL/Univ. of Arizona
For the first time, impact glass has been detected on the surface of Mars; the discovery not only provides new information about the formation […]
Testing of the solar arrays on the InSight lander at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin
While Curiosity and Opportunity are still busy roving Mars, NASA has begun testing its next lander, InSight, scheduled to launch in March 2016. It will be the first mission devoted to studying the interior of […]
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission’s 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover’s location in Gale Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M Univ. See dramatic blue Martian sunset animation and matching daylight view below!
After nearly three years of laboring on […]