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Why mud cracks on Mars matter

Jan 19, 2017
A scientist from the Curiosity team tells about the rover's latest find and what it's like to work on Martian time.
This view of a Martian rock slab called "Old Soaker," which has a network of cracks that may have originated in drying mud, comes from the mast camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
NASA

Avoiding hacks on Cyber Monday, and using low tech for modern space exploration

Nov 26, 2012
Cyber Monday can offer windfalls to hackers as well as shoppers, and even though our space travel ability is improving, we still use plenty of simple technologies to push it forward.