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Curiosity News

Research finds curiosity triggers changes in the brain

A new study shows how curiosity stimulates brain activity that helps us learn and retain new information. The research has implications for both improving learning in the classroom and in treating memory disorders.

NASA acknowledges strange light on Mars

Pasadena - NASA acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that a camera on one of its Mars rovers had captured an image of what could be artificial light emanating from the planet's surface.

Liquid water found on Mars

After breaking down a sample of sand, Mars Rover Curiosity has discovered that the soil on the Red Planet is composed of 2 percent water.

Barbie becomes first astronaut on Mars

London - NASA and Mattel have teamed up to send the 54-year-old doll on a mission to turn the red planet pink. It has been launched to celebrate the Mars Curiosity rover’s first birthday.

NASA releases photograph of Curiosity's path to date

London - NASA has released a high-resolution photograph depicting the path left behind by Curiosity rover over its first 36 weeks of Martian exploration

Curiosity sniffs the Martian air but no clues yet to life on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover sampled the air on Mars this week. At a teleconference on November 2, NASA announced Curiosity had not found any evidence of methane, which is often a sign of life, in the Martian atmosphere.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity captures stunning self-portrait

Everybody is enthusing about Curiosity's latest high-res self-portrait. The image, created by stitching together 55 different images captured using the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), is the most stunning self-portrait the rover has done so far.

Curiosity on Mars – NASA puzzled by 'unique' Jake Matijevic rock

NASA’s Mars roving explorer Curiosity has already revealed a treasure trove of discoveries on the Red Planet. Its latest find is a pyramid shaped chunk of rock, that’s proved to be something of a surprise even to NASA.

Did NASA's Curiosity prove that surface water once ran on Mars?

Pasadena - NASA's Curiosity, a 2,000-pound super-rover, has found proof that water was on Mars, ranging from ankle to waist deep. This is based on images showing what looks like an ancient gravel stream bed, with Curiosity using one contaminated drill bit.

Will.i.am's new single broadcast from Mars:Updated

Will.i.am became the first musical artist to broadcast music from another planet when his new single "Reach for the Stars" aired from the Mars rover Curiosity.

Spoof Video: Curiosity — 'We're NASA and we know it'

NASA's Curiosity rover landed successfully on Mars on August 5. Now a spoof music video about it has been released, giving a musical tribute to NASA and the hardworking scientists and engineers, who "brought a little bit of Earth to Mars."

NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars with no problems

As the Mars rover Curiosity entered the seven minutes of terror, NASA's crew on ground were in a festive mood. When it was announced the rover hit the ground successfully, cheers rang out.

Video: Seven Minutes of Terror over Mars

At a speed of 13,000 miles per hour, Curiosity will take seven minutes to reach the surface of Mars. Seven minutes of terror described here, with presenters doing their best to match with words the dramatic musical background of this video.

Mars rover Curiosity equipped with nuclear power supply

NASA's new rover Curiosity is equipped with a plutonium nuclear energy source to power the probe as it explores the surface of Mars.

Did Earth life begin on Mars? U.S. Mars mission may give answers

NASA's latest Mars mission scheduled to launch on Nov. 25, will be seeking answers to questions that have intrigued scientists for decades. The most intriguing is whether there had ever been life on Mars, and whether life on Earth originated on Mars.

Nuclear-powered rover scheduled to land on Mars in 2012

Pasadena - Work is almost complete on the Curiosity rover, a nuclear-power vehicle designed to search for past or current signs of life on Mars.

Not a morning person? New clock lets you get revenge on your alarm

Who hasn't felt the urge, when jolted awake by a peace-shattering alarm clock, to hurl the thing against the nearest wall? For morning grumps in Japan, there is now an alarm that allows them to let off some steam: a clock that looks like a hand grenade.

Dog survives despite having head trapped in container for a month

Taiwanese animal rights activists saved a dog whose head was trapped in a plastic container for close to a month, local news media reported Sunday. The stray was found to have carried the plastic container around its head.

Cambodian "jungle girl" disappears back into wilderness

Cambodia's mysterious "jungle girl" has disappeared back into the forests where she was found less than a year ago, police said Tuesday. The wild woman's story fascinated the world as researchers and psychologists tried to piece together her story.
 

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HiRISE image of Curiosity s landing site
HiRISE image of Curiosity's landing site
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Curiosity Digs In: These 2 photos show a  bite mark  where NASA s Curiosity rover scooped up some Ma...
Curiosity Digs In: These 2 photos show a "bite mark" where NASA's Curiosity rover scooped up some Martian soil (left), and the scoop carrying soil. Scientists enhanced the color in this version to show the Martian scene as it would appear under lighting conditions on Earth.
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First image from Curiosity
First image from Curiosity
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Livescreen image of Curiosity Mars rover
Livescreen image of Curiosity Mars rover
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Photo taken by Curiosity rover in Mars  Gale Crater on April 3 shows light near the top of the frame...
Photo taken by Curiosity rover in Mars' Gale Crater on April 3 shows light near the top of the frame to the left of center.
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This image shows changes in the target landing area for Curiosity  the rover of NASA s Mars Science ...
This image shows changes in the target landing area for Curiosity, the rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project
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NASA s Mars rover Curiosity snapped this picture of Mount Sharp with its front Hazard Avoidance came...
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snapped this picture of Mount Sharp with its front Hazard Avoidance camera, or Hazcam. The photo was released by NASA on Aug. 6, 2012.
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Illustration of CheMin dual-cell geometry. Exploded view of dual-cell assembly showing windows  tuni...
Illustration of CheMin dual-cell geometry. Exploded view of dual-cell assembly showing windows, tuning-fork assembly, and piezodriver (left). Assembled cell, ready for testing in testbed (right).
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This image shows where NASA s Curiosity rover aimed two different instruments to study a rock known ...
This image shows where NASA's Curiosity rover aimed two different instruments to study a rock known as "Jake Matijevic." The red dots are where the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument zapped it with its laser on Sept. 21, 2012, and Sept. 24, 2012, which were the 45th and 48th sol, or Martian day of operations. The circular black and white images were taken by ChemCam to look for the pits produced by the laser. The purple circles indicate where the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer trained
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A replica of NASA s Curiosity Rover and members of the Mars Science Laboratory science team pass the...
A replica of NASA's Curiosity Rover and members of the Mars Science Laboratory science team pass the Presidential viewing stand and President Barack Obama during the Inaugural Parade on Monday Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington.
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NASA image of Mars  pink mountains
NASA image of Mars' pink mountains
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