NASA photo from 2012 Sample Return Robot Challenge. Photo Credit: NASA
In pursuit of new technological solutions for America’s space program and our nation’s future, NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration for the $1.5 million 2014 Sample Return Robot prize competition.
These images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show how the pull of the planet affects the amount of material ejected by geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. It turns out that the moon launches more spray when it is farther away from Saturn. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Cornell/SSI
Saturn’s 314-mile-wide icy moon Enceladus has been teasing [...]
NASA image of proposed 2020 Mars rover.
NASA detailed its plans for the next robotic mission to Mars on Tuesday, July 9 during a conference held in Washington, D.C. This mission will use a robot similar to the successful Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity which touched down on the surface of Mars almost one [...]
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is halfway to its next destination, Solander Point. Photo Credit: NASA / JPL
Since August 2011, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been exploring the rim of a 14-mile-wide crater called Endeavour that is geologically very distinct from anything the robot craft had previously encountered. Ancient rocks and clay [...]
The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
WASHINGTON — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole.
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The Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” has been actively studying the surface of Mars using the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. SAM has been studying the Martian atmosphere for signs of life on the Red Planet.