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Mars Science Laboratory

Mars Science Laboratory
Fun Send a Postcard to Curiosity - 08/06/2013 Celebrate Curiosity's second year on Mars by sending the rover and the team a message.Send Postcard >> Mars in The Palm of Your Hands Curiosity's Mission Enjoy this slideshow about Curiosity's mission: To see if Mars ever had the right conditions to support life! Learn About The Rover Curiosity's parts are similar to what a human would need to explore Mars (body, brains, eyes, arm, legs, etc.). Landing On Mars Curiosity NEW: Curiosity Updates from Science Team Members Where is Curiosity? See a map of Curiosity's current location and check out the mission clock, which tells you how many days Curiosity has been on Mars.More >> See the Latest Raw Images - 07/16/2014 Follow Curiosity's Journey Follow Curiosity's path with the latest traverse info and daily weather data. Curiosity Scientific Data

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Life beyond Earth In northern California, these satellite dishes listen for a message from aliens. They’re part of the Allen Telescope Array. Seth Shostak ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on USTREAM: ***QUICK NOTES ABOUT HDEV VIDEO*** Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the ... Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth. No Audio = Normal. There is no audio by design. Add your own soundtrack. For a display of the real time ISS location plus the HDEV imagery, visit here: Seven Minutes - Aerospace & Defense By Mike Deliman This week, NASA hosted the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientists in charge of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, for a pre-landing press conference. The landing sequences, called “ED&L” – Entry, Descent, and Landing – are the most action packed and critical operations other than the initial launch. Pete Theisinger has described the EDL sequence as “7 minutes of terror.” This stage of exploration is similar to that of other landers NASA has sent – Mars Pathfinder, Mars Exploration Rovers, and Mars Polar Lander all survived their landings on the red planet after their 7 minutes of EDL terror.

11 Com b - Visual Exoplanet Catalogue The planetary system 11 Com hosts at least one planet. Image Click on the image to get a higher resolution image. Astronomie - MESSENGER arrive aux abords de Mercure - AstroSurf Envoyé 03-01-2008 19:42 j'ai relevé ces precisions sur le site, où il s'avère que c'est bien pour diminuer la vitesse de la sonde afin qu'elle soit capturée par Mercure...Mais ça ne répond pas tout à fait à la question : pourquoi peut-on envoyer directement une sonde en orbite de Mars et pas de Mercure ? Rôle joué par le Soleil, faible masse de Mercure ?? "5. Why take such a long and complex route to Mercury? Although it is not that difficult to fly a spacecraft by Mercury, the task of placing a spacecraft into orbit around the planet is a significant challenge.

Mars Curiosity. Where is Linux? From the 'Real Time Linux' files: With all the excitement about the Sunday AM (ET) landing of the NASA Curiosity rover on Mars, I've felt that something has been missing. I've seen multiple press releases from vendors all highlighting how their tech is helping NASA. One of the releases I got was from Intel's Wind River division. Discover an exoplanet : the transit method Unveil an extrasolar planet by observing the light intensity emitted by its mother star An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet outside the Solar System. Until March 2012, astronomers have made detections of 762 exoplanets (see for a complete and detailed catalog). The vast majority of them has been observed through radial velocity and transit observations but other indirect methods also exist : astrometry, microlensing and timing among them.

Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 April 15 Mercury and Crescent Moon Set Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN, Dark Sky Alqueva) Explanation: Innermost planet Mercury and a thin crescent Moon are never found far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies. Taken near dusk on April 8, this colorful evening skyscape shows them both setting toward the western horizon just after the Sun.