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This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on December 26. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

There’s no fear of a flat!

But new images back from the NASA Curiosity Mars rover show that the rock-studded Red Planet terrain is causing wear, tear and holes on the rover’s aluminum wheels.

In fact, future drives...

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), located on the turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm, on December 26, 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS



Six person International Space Station overcoming December thermal control system problems. Image Credit/NASA

NASA’s Mission Control focused Christmas Day activities on restoring thermal control systems aboard the six person International Space Station to normal operations.

Those efforts were to be followed by a return of powered equipment throughout the six person orbiting research lab to action, including science...

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is speeding quickly toward the first flyby of Pluto and its moons in July 2015....

Credit: NASA/Crew of Apollo 8

In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the most important thing they discovered was Earth.

Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a new video commemorates the...

Check out your “app”titude this holiday!

Orbit Logic has announced that their SpyMeSat iPhone app is now...

Large impact crater in MESSENGER image named Crater Lennon. Credit: ASU/USGS/NASA

Hellish Mercury may not be as tranquil as “Strawberry Fields Forever” but that song’s creator, the late Beatle, John Lennon, and the Sun-baked world are now tied together.

Crater Lennon is one of ten impact craters on the planet Mercury that have been assigned names thanks to the science team operating NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface,...


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