09/27/2013, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been having quite the time on Mars over the past year. Just last September, Curiosity found evidence of water on the red planet, and this summer, traces of “drinkable water” was found on Mars. Considering how important water is for life on Earth to survive, these were pretty big discoveries, but Curiosity’s recent discovery trumps them in comparison.
08/28/2013, NASA yesterday switched its Mars rover Curiosity to its autonomous navigation system. For over a year now the agency’s engineers have been driving the rover on Mars, now the rover is capable of driving itself. Switching to the autonomous navigation system will allow the rover to cover more ground, it will map out the safest driving path to its destination on its own by analyzing images taken during its drive. The […]
08/06/2013, It’s been one year since the Mars Curiosity rover touched down on the mysterious red planet, and since then, has taught us more about the planet than we ever could have imagined. Unfortunately for Mars Curiosity, there’s no way to shoot a birthday cake over to him that wouldn’t result in it becoming a big, gooey mess, so the next best thing is for the rover to sing “Happy Birthday” to […]
06/09/2013, NASA's Opportunity rover has analyzed a rock and determined that neutral water, suitable for drinking, once flowed through that rock in the very early days of Mars.
03/28/2011, Here’s an expansion on our previous post about the lack of a 3D camera on the upcoming Rover to Mars – you can forget about seeing the surface of Mars in 3D – NASA has decided to stop any more talk about constructing a 3D camera and equipping the next generation robotic rover that will be heading over to the Red Planet. To put it simply, there isn’t enough time […]
08/22/2010, It makes perfect sense to build a solar power plant in the middle of the desert – after all, that place gets a whole lot of sun throughout the day (even better if someone could come up with the technology to convert heat into electricity). After all, land is really cheap, but the downside to this would be the insane amounts of dust, dirt and wind which could result in […]
07/27/2010, You might not be able to get up close and personal with it, but the next Mars rover, dubbed Curiosity, is due to be launched next fall, and will be landing on Mars on August 2012. Despite it being slated to be launched next year, a video showing the rover taking its first few steps in a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has surfaced, giving you a glimpse […]
04/30/2010, James Cameron is no stranger to cutting edge movie making technology, has been roped in to assist NASA in developing a high-resolution 3D camera that will see action in the next Mars rover known as Curiosity that will roll out sometime next year. It seems that this director extraordinare believes the public will be better able to understand the mission if the rover came with 3D imaging capabilities. It would […]