Martian Mystery Solved

Earlier this week, a strange silhouette appeared on one of the early pictures taken by the Mars Curiosity rover's Hazard-Avoidance Cams. Shortly after that picture was taken, the mysterious shadow was gone, causing a firestorm among conspiracy theorists worldwide. » 8/11/12 8:49pm 8/11/12 8:49pm

Spectacular Image of Mars Curiosity's Descent From Space

This is absolutely incredible. The HiRISE camera NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to spot Curiosity as it was descending on the surface of the red planet. You can clearly see the capsule and the deployed supersonic parachute. » 8/06/12 12:34pm 8/06/12 12:34pm

Mars Curiosity Is Your Excuse for Anything Today

You overslept, burnt your breakfast, spilt coffee down your shirt, and stumbled into work looking a wreck—a bit like every other Monday morning, just ten times worse. But that's OK, because you have an excuse: last night, you were watching history being made. » 8/06/12 4:28am 8/06/12 4:28am

These Are the First Images from the Mars Curiosity Rover (Updated)

The Mars Curiosity Rover has landed successfully! And here's the first image, from the hazard cameras that will help it navigate through the surface of Mars. This is a phenomenal achievement. And here are the first images! » 8/06/12 2:05am 8/06/12 2:05am

The Mars Curiosity Rover Has LANDED! — Live Coverage from JPL

The Mars Curiosity has landed—a phenomenal success that completes an incredible journey against all odds. NASA still has the chops to make interplanetary magic happen. » 8/06/12 12:36am 8/06/12 12:36am

8:16 — Good morning everyone. I still can't believe that everything thing went so perfect. Here's an official NASA video replay of the whole thing:

The Mars Curiosity Delay Will Drive Everyone Crazier Than NBC's Olympic…

Ben Thoma is one of the crucial people in the Mars Science Laboratory mission. He has this mind blowing thought to share with you: » 8/05/12 10:48pm 8/05/12 10:48pm