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  • Mars rover Curiosity gets ready for its first road trip on Red Planet

     
    It's shaping up to be another busy week for Mars rover Curiosity. Times science writer Amina Khan discussed anticipation at NASA over Curiosity's upcoming first ride on the Mars surface. She also explained how the rover used its laser over......
  • Learning to 'drive' Mars rover Curiosity [Google+ Hangout]

     
    NASA has been preparing for years to move the rover around Mars. And next week, officials are likely to start taking Curiosity for a spin....
  • What's next for Mars rover Curiosity? A Google+ Hangout

     
    What's next for Mars rover Curiosity? The Times will host a Google+ Hangout scheduled for noon PDT to discuss the data and information scientists hope Curiosity will provide. Times reporters Scott Gold and Amina Khan will field your questions. Curiosity.....
  • Images from Curiosity mission include Mars 'crime scene' photo

     
    Scientists and space buffs were poring over photos of Mars as the rover Curiosity began its mission. Early Tuesday morning, Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers received a new image of the landing zone, taken by an orbiting satellite. With tongue in......
  • Why are the Mars rover Curiosity photos 'fascinating'? (Google+ Hangout)

     
    What do a week's worth of photos from the Mars rover Curiosity tell us about the Red Planet?...
  • Mars rover Curiosity's set to take a spin in coming days

     
    Mars rover Curiosity is set to drive around the Red Planet a bit beginning next week, NASA announced on Tuesday. Times Science Writer Amina Khan will discuss the latest movements of Curiosity during a Google+ Hangout on Wednesday at noon......
  • Mystery over Mars rover Curiosity's photo appears solved

     
    Engineers said Friday that the Curiosity rover happened to catch a picture of its own ride crash-landing on Mars — a blink-of-an-eye serendipity that some dismissed as a statistical impossibility, but appears to have been confirmed by a thorough...
  • NASA eager to take Mars rover Curiosity for a drive

     
    The second phase of the Mars rover Curiosity's mission is set to begin in the coming days. The rover is expected to take its first drive, probably at the beginning of next week, NASA scientists and engineers say. Times science......
  • Mars rover Curiosity's perfect landing captured in stunning photo

     
    Mars rover Curiosity's pitch-perfect landing Sunday night was captured in a photo taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The photo shows Curiosity, its parachute deployed, floating toward the surface of Mars. Space scientists said Monday that NASA's...
  • Mars rover Curiosity can vaporize rocks, roam the Red Planet

     
    NASA has been preparing for years to move the rover around Mars. And next week, officials are likely to start taking Curiosity for a spin. Los Angeles Times science writer Monte Morin discussed how the rover will roam around the......
  • Mars rover Curiosity vaporizes rock with laser

     
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity unleashed its laser this past weekend on a nearby rock named Coronation, hitting the softball-size chunk with 30 pulses in a 10-second span. With more than 1 million watts of power in each 5-billionths-of-a-second pulse, the......