November 2013

‘Picture-Perfect’ Mars Probe Launch Has NASA Over the Moon

November 19th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists and NASA officials are euphoric today (Nov. 18) after the smooth launch of the space agency's next Mars probe, which is now streaking toward a date with the Red Planet in September 2014. The Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft [...]

Developing a Fax Machine to Copy Life on Mars

November 18th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , |

MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE, Calif. — J. Craig Venter, the maverick scientist, is looking for a new world to conquer — Mars. He wants to detect life on Mars and bring it to Earth using a device called a digital biological converter, or biological teleporter. Although the idea conjures up “Star [...]

Maven Ready For Launch To Mars

November 18th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , |

Weather remained the main hurdle Sunday for an on-time launch of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) mission, an orbiter designed to answer the question “where did the water go” on the Red Planet. A two-hour launch widow opens at 1:28 p.m. EST Monday, raising hope that expected cloud [...]