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February 10, 2014
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A New Tool in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life: A Tricked-Out Point-and-Shoot

UA engineers have turned an off-the-shelf digital camera into an imaging device that could be key in the search for life forms on other planets. The next time a NASA rover blasts off to explore Mars or some other planet, … Continue reading

November 26, 2013
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Curiosity Resumes Science after Analysis of Voltage Issue

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity resumed full science operations on Saturday, Nov. 23. Activities over the weekend included use of Curiosity’s robotic arm to deliver portions of powdered rock to a laboratory inside the rover. The powder has been stored in … Continue reading

August 4, 2013
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Questions for Jack Mustard: Helping to shape a new Mars rover

In 2020, a new-generation Mars rover will land on the Red Planet and gather much more detailed data than Curiosity, which is on Mars now. NASA revealed details about the new rover at a news conference Tuesday, July 9, 2013. … Continue reading

January 16, 2013
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NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill into First Martian Rock

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet. If the rock meets rover engineers’ approval when Curiosity rolls up to … Continue reading

January 6, 2013
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Curiosity Rover Explores ‘Yellowknife Bay’

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. – After imaging during the holidays, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm’s reach of a sinuous rock feature called “Snake River.” Snake River is a thin … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. –– The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward early Monday, Dec. 10, approaching a step down into a slightly lower area called “Yellowknife Bay,” where researchers intend to … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Author Paul Tough Gives Talk on the Traits that Help Children Succeed

To Paul Tough, his recent visit to the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy was “a nice homecoming.” During the two years of research for his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of … Continue reading

September 1, 2012
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Back to the Future: A New Science for a Changing Planet

In a world that is changing on a global scale and faster than ever before, science should rediscover its roots of observing the natural world unimpeded by the strict protocols of experimental manipulations, UA ecologist Rafe Sagarin and co-author Aníbal … Continue reading