NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drilled Holes Into Mars, And Found Something Very Strange

Because it is the foundation of all life on Earth, the discovery of carbon on other planets always excites scientists – and Curiosity Rover on Mars has found an unusual mixture of chemical elements that could hypothetically indicate the existence of extraterrestrial life. That is by no means certain, but there is a possibility. This … Read more

On This Day in Space! Jan. 15, 2006: Stardust spacecraft returns samples of comet dust

On January 15, 2006, NASA’s Stardust spacecraft returned to Earth to drop a capsule containing the first samples of comets and interstellar dust. Two weeks earlier, Stardust had visited Comet Wild 2 and collected some dust from its coma. After spending seven years in space, 100-lb. the capsule landed in Utah. NASA’s Stardust mission sent … Read more

Perseverance Has Run Into a Problem on Mars: Pebbles

A small pile of pebbles interferes with the work of the Perseverance Mars rover. The rover, which is collecting rock samples for a possible return to Earth, began the ordeal on Dec. 29, after pulling a core out of a rock the mission team called “Issole.” According to a NASA blog, the problem occurred in … Read more