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December 1, 2013
India's Mars mission enters second stage; outpaces space rival China
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December 1, 2013 - 1:00am
November 18, 2013
Mars orbiter aims to crack mystery of planet's lost water
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Scientists have no doubts that oceans and rivers once pooled on the surface of Mars, but what happened to all that water is a long-standing mystery. The prime suspect is the sun, which has been peeling away the planet's atmosphere, molecule by molecule, for...
November 18, 2013 - 12:50am
February 28, 2013
Tycoon wants to send married couple on Mars flyby
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a road trip that could test the best of marriages: Mars. A tycoon announced plans Wednesday to send a middle-aged couple...
February 28, 2013 - 1:00am
August 22, 2012
Curiosity rover takes first short spin around Mars
ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Curiosity took its first test drive around the gravel-strewn Martian terrain Wednesday, preparation for the ultimate road trip to find out if life could have existed on the red planet. The six-wheel NASA rover did not stray...
August 22, 2012 - 10:00pm
August 20, 2012
NASA rover Curiosity shoots a Mars rock with laser
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- NASA's Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science. During the target practice on Sunday. Curiosity fired 30 pulses at a nearby rock over a 10-second window, burning a small hole. Since landing in Gale Crater...
August 20, 2012 - 2:30pm
August 8, 2012
Mars crater where rover landed looks 'Earth-like'
ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday. "The first impression that...
August 8, 2012 - 9:00pm
August 4, 2012
A peek at what NASA's new rover packed for Mars
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- If you were packing for Mars, what would you bring? NASA's latest tourist, the roving robot named Curiosity, will lug around a suite of gadgets to snap pictures, sniff, taste and even drill. It will study the environment to figure out whether the giant crater...
August 4, 2012 - 9:00pm
Looking for life on Mars
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- While the chances of discovering a green alien are slim, a team of researchers that includes Concordia physics professor Heidi...
August 4, 2012 - 7:18am
Anxiety over rover's Hollywood-style Mars landing
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Seven minutes of terror. It sounds like a Hollywood thriller, but the phrase describes the anxiety NASA is expecting as its car-sized robotic rover tries a tricky landing on Mars late Sunday. Skimming the top of the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph, the...
August 4, 2012 - 2:00am
January 11, 2012
Mars-bound NASA rover begins trajectory maneuver
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A NASA spacecraft has begun firing its thrusters to refine its flight path to Mars. The maneuver Wednesday is expected to last three hours and put the one-ton rover nicknamed Curiosity on course for a landing on the red planet. Curiosity is scheduled to touch...
January 11, 2012 - 8:30pm
April 21, 2011
Dry ice lake suggests Mars once had a 'Dust Bowl'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Think Mars today is a hostile place? It was worse 600,000 years ago, according to new research that suggests the planet had a dustier, stormier atmosphere. "It was an unpleasant place to hang out," said lead researcher Roger Phillips of the Southwest Research...
April 21, 2011 - 9:00pm
April 16, 2010
Obama: Americans to Mars within his lifetime
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama predicted Thursday his new space exploration plans would lead American astronauts to Mars and back in his lifetime, a bold forecast relying on rockets and propulsion still to be imagined and built. "I expect to be around to see it,"...
April 16, 2010 - 12:16pm
April 14, 2010
Scientist: Mars mission pushed back by a century
Manned space flights to Mars may have been delayed for 100 years as President Barack Obama cut funding for the NASA program, said Ebrahim Victory, author and lecturer, Monday night at Jamestown College. More than 100 Jamestown College students and community members filled the Voorhees...
April 14, 2010 - 6:56am
April 9, 2010
JC hosts 'Mars Exploration'
The Jamestown College Convocation Committee is hosting Ebrahim Victory as he presents "Mars Exploration," at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Voorhees Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Victory will discuss the last two Mars missions conducted by NASA and share a variety of photos...
April 9, 2010 - 8:50am
September 26, 2008
Wrigley shareholders OK sale to Mars
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Shareholders of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. have approved the company's $23 billion sale to Mars Inc., a move that will end more than a century of family control as the chewing-gum company becomes part of what will now be the world's largest candy maker. The deal, expected...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am