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See Photos and Video From Mars Rover Curiosity
After an eight month journey, NASA’s multi-billion dollar rover Curiosity made a successful landing on Mars early this morning. Mission controllers cheered after the six-wheeled, one-ton machine made a perilous seven-minute landing involving a parachute, rocket pack and sky crane.
Mars Curiosity Photographed By 2nd NASA Spacecraft
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover made touchdown on the red planet last night utilizing an incredible Rube Goldberg landing system that included a parachute, retro-rockets, and a sky crane. Amazingly, it all worked perfectly and Curiosity is now telemetry and images back to Earth.
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Safely Lands on Mars [VIDEO]
Early Monday morning, NASA’s $2.5 billion Curiosity rover safely landed on Mars after eight months of interplanetary travel. The car-sized, one-ton rover now begins a two-year mission of exploration and discovery as it roams the surface of the red planet.
Why Haven’t We Been Back To The Moon?
On July 20th, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first men to set foot on the moon. At 2:18 MDT Armstrong announced, “Houston, Tranquility Base here-the Eagle has landed,” and an estimated one billion people watching or listening around the world cheered. The world was united in triumph…
Shrinking Funds Shut Down Alien Search Institute [POLL]
Since 2007, astronomers at the SETI Institute in Northern California have been scanning the great beyond for signs of alien life.
However, due to a decrease in the funding the institute receives from NASA and other government sources, the institute will have to shut down the powerful bank of 42 radi…
First Contact With Mercury
We've made contact with Mercury, the planet closest to the sun. This photograph—which was taken yesterday, March 29, 2011 at 5:20am EDT—shows the surface of the innermost planet of the Solar System with unprecedented detail. It was taken by NASA's Messenger, the first human-m…
NASA May Have Found a New Planet
If you haven't been the same since a bunch of  nerds decided to ruin your childhood by deciding PLUTO wasn't a planet anymore . . . we might have your fix right here.
Scientists believe that a NASA telescope has picked up a NEW ninth planet.  A bigger planet.  A better planet…
New Earth-Like Planets Discovered
NASA unveiled more proof that we may not be alone. A new planetary system, Kepler-11, has been discovered with rocky planets much like our own solar system. This system, approximately 2,000 light years from Earth, was discovered using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and is re-writing t…
Are the Aliens Coming?
NASA has scheduled a press conference for Thursday to announce a major Astrobiology discovery. Could this be the announcement of Extraterrestrial life?