Mars Lander http://kplu.org en Solved: Mars rover snapped pic of rocket stage crash http://kplu.org/post/solved-mars-rover-snapped-pic-rocket-stage-crash <p>PASADENA, Calif. &mdash; The mysterious Mars photo has been solved.</p><p>A NASA engineer said Friday he&#39;s pretty sure a Curiosity rover camera caught the rocket stage crashing in the distance after it landed in Gale Crater Sunday night.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:21:24 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 5955 at http://kplu.org Solved: Mars rover snapped pic of rocket stage crash NASA Releases First Full-Resolution Photographs From Mars Curiosity http://kplu.org/post/live-now-awaiting-first-color-photographs-mars-curiosity <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGMDXy-Y1I</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:18:44 +0000 5906 at http://kplu.org NASA Releases First Full-Resolution Photographs From Mars Curiosity Scientists look to Martian rocks for history of life http://kplu.org/post/scientists-look-martian-rocks-history-life NASA has sent rovers to explore Mars before. But three words explain what makes this latest mission to Mars so different: location, location, location.<p>The rover Curiosity is slated to land late Sunday in Gale Crater, near the base of a 3-mile-high mountain with layers like the Grand Canyon. Scientists think those rocks could harbor secrets about the history of water — and life — on the Red Planet.<p>"It's got a giant mountain in the middle of the crater. Sun, 05 Aug 2012 16:02:52 +0000 Joe Palca 5882 at http://kplu.org Scientists look to Martian rocks for history of life