A football-sized space rock is set to pass safely by the Earth on Friday.
NASA officials were expected to discuss an near-Earth flyby of an asteroid that will pass closely – but safely – next week.
Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.
A former computer specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was not dismissed because he advocated his belief in intelligent design while at work, a Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled.
He may have been famous for walking on the moon, but the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong Saturday hit close to home in Southern California.
Gov. Jerry Brown was on hand to watch the Mars rover Curiosity take its first drive on the surface of the red planet Wednesday.
Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists responsible for the successful mission to land the rover Curiosity on Mars.
After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze.
His red-tinged mohawk almost made as many headlines as the landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.
The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday.
The Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:32 p.m. Sunday culminating an 8 1/2-month journey.
For the past eight months, scientists have been anxiously watching Curiosity barrel closer and closer to the red planet.
After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA’s souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.
You may not be able to make the trip to the Red Planet with NASA’s “Curiosity” rover, but Griffith Observatory is offering the next best thing.
The scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are getting ready for Mars rover Curiosity’s Aug. 5 landing.