Here is what Earth looks like from Mars

Yeah, I can totally see it! How can you miss that? It's right there. Clear eyes, full Earth, can't miss. Wait, really? No of course not. Anyone who tells you that is either a liar or a hawk. Earth looks incredibly tiny up in that Martian sky. Sure, if you squint hard enough and fake it long enough, you'll spot it the… » 2/06/14 9:14pm 2/06/14 9:14pm

Explore the Dark Side of Your Desk With This Wooden Curiosity Model

If you want a Curiosity rover of your own but don't quite have NASA's budget, you can save yourself $2,499,999,850 by going with designer Arnold Patrick Martin's beautiful wooden model. It doesn't move, the cameras don't work, and it probably won't survive a trip to Mars, but it's also only $150. » 5/17/13 12:28pm 5/17/13 12:28pm

You Can Listen to the Same Songs Mars Curiosity Wakes Up To

Every morning, when Mars Curiosity opens her amazing eyes, mission control plays a motivating, inspiring song to start the new sol, or martian day. Each track is delightful, and even though you're not a part of the ground team, they're wonderful ways to kickstart yourself out of bed. Here's the full list from the JPL,… » 8/28/12 12:15pm 8/28/12 12:15pm

Watch Mars Curiosity Wiggle Its Wheels in the Gravel

This futuristic black and white image was taken today by one of the navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab are wiggling front left wheel in the Mars gravel as vehicle gets ready to start out on its first drive soon. The dots on the wheel stand for JPL, because NASA won't… » 8/21/12 1:45pm 8/21/12 1:45pm