Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane on Mars

Dec 17, 2014

Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane on Mars

NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet’s atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what. Most of Earth’s atmospheric methane comes from animal and plant life, and the environment itself. ...

| Feb 1, 2014

Curiosity killed the cat

Elderly woman: The neighborhood cat’s not here tonight. It’s always sitting on the corner at this time. Elderly man: Perhaps it’s too cold? Elderly woman: Cats have fur, you know. Elderly man: Perhaps it’s dead? Elderly woman: Don’t say that. I think it’s probably ...

Mars rover marks a decade of work

Jan 24, 2014

Mars rover marks a decade of work

A decade after landing on Mars, the rover Opportunity is still chugging along. Sure, it has some wear and tear. One of its six wheels and two instruments stopped working long ago. It has an arthritic joint. Its flash memory occasionally suffers a senior ...