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NASA Mars Exploration Program

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  • Upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley

    FRIDAYSEPT. 26 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS will host "The Crisis in State and Local Government Finance: A symposium on fiscal challenges facing Pennsylvania," 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rauch Business Center, Perella Auditorium,...
  • NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life

    NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets tools to search for signs of past life
    It’s official: The Mars 2020 rover’s instruments have been chosen, and they include a super-laser and stereo vision! This successor to NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity may have the same skeleton as its predecessor, but its suite of...
  • Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp

    Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp
    NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say. The one-ton robot geologist was set to pull a sample out of a rock that...
  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for close comet flyby
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter

    NASA braces Mars orbiters for comet's close encounter
    They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction. These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
  • Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record

    Mars rover Opportunity breaks the off-world driving record
    Opportunity, the little rover that could, has broken a 41-year-old driving distance record that’s out of this world. The decade-old NASA Mars rover has crossed the 25-mile mark, surpassing the 24.2-mile record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod...
  • Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars

    Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars
    Home stretch! This Sunday, after a 10-month journey across the inner solar system, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft will finally reach the Red Planet. The orbiter could provide the elusive answer to a simple question: If Mars once had enough atmosphere to...
  • 'Destiny' review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war

    'Destiny' review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war
    The opening moments of “Destiny” are mesmerizing. It’s a Mars landing, complete with sparkling views of our galaxy and crystallized red space dust. It’s a vision that looks lifted straight from photographs sent in by NASA’s...
  • Descanso Gardens exhibit dives into the importance of water

    Descanso Gardens exhibit dives into the importance of water
    As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combs the planet's surface for evidence of water, visitors to Descanso Gardens can contemplate the physical and symbolic importance of water here on Earth in a new exhibit at the Sturt Haaga Gallery. "Signs of Life," which...
  • At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp

    At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp
    They’re here! After wandering in the Martian desert for 25 months, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally arrived at its promised land: the base of Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in in the middle of Gale Crater. The arrival marks the beginning...
  • NASA Curiosity rover will wield its drill on Mars for the third time

    NASA Curiosity rover will wield its drill on Mars for the third time
    Is third time the charm? NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is considering boring into the third rock ever drilled on the Red Planet, a sandstone that could potentially reveal a wealth of information about past life-friendly environments. The rover...