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The Rosetta Mission Asks, “How Did Our Solar System Form?”

How does studying Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko start to shed light on some of the questions we have about the origins of the universe? For example, how did gas and dust form our solar system? How did we get from st...

Exploring the surface of a comet or asteroid with Hedgehog

When you're exploring a comet or asteroid, you've got to contend with a microgravity environment and some seriously rugged terrain, two huge challenges for a traditional rover. Enter Hedgehog, a jump, spin, and tumble...

Testing a Space Rover Under Alaskan Ice

Someday it may be possible to explore below the icy surface of Jupiter's sixth-closest moon, Europa, and if this happens, it could be done with a technological descendant of this robotic rover: NASA JPL's Buoyant Rove...

In search of water on Mars – Seasonal dark streaks on the Red Planet

Watch the spring thaw of seasonal dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) on Mars, brought to us by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Related update, September 2015: From The New York Times, "Researchers studying the surfac...

Complete MSL Curiosity Descent Interpolated HD

Want to see what it looked like for Curiosity as it hurtled toward the surface of Mars? After the heat shield separates, the car-sized rover, still protected by its back shell, continued to fal...

Curiosity has landed on Mars – NASA TV

Curiosity Has Landed, the 2m24s definitive edit from NASA Television:  Get a behind the scenes look a the tension, anticipation and exhilaration experienced by scientists and engineers at NA...

A recap of Curiosity’s phenomenal landing on Mars

SCIENCE! Watching Mars Curiosity land last night was *extremely* exciting, but it was just as exciting to share it with the kid this morning. We watched two videos: the one above focuses on ...

Testing with a Martian Dune Buggy – NASA JPL

NASA engineers take the Curiosity test rover to California’s Mojave desert to learn how to drive on Martian sand dunes. Mark your calendars: the Curiosity Rover is still on target...

Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

I thought we couldn’t get more excited about Mars Curiosity’s mission to Mars, but then we saw this popular video about the rover’s “Seven Minutes of Terror" —  th...

Mars Curiosity’s Launch: November 26, 2011

“I HAVE LIFTOFF!" - @MarsCuriosity, 10:02am EST.

Mars in a Minute – How Do You Get to Mars?

Tomorrow morning, the phenomenal Mars Rover Curiosity will be launching into space at 10:02am EST. The 2000 pound robot is expected to land on Mars in August 2012, initially entering the atm...

Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation

This might be my favorite set of videos. From JPLNews, which has absolutely amazing videos about building Curiosity, as well as videos about asteroid exploration and other less publicized missions — this is a co...