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NASA's Curiosity rover finds new methane spike on Mars

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,' says Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center

This award-winning docu tells the story of 106-year-old Jessie Lichauco

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:50 AM

'Curiosity, Adventure & Love' is a documentary about Jessie Lichauco, humanitarian and wife of former diplomat Marcial Lichauco

JESSIE LICHAUCO. The documentary tells the life story of the American woman who made the Philippines her home. Screenshot from Sunshine de Leon on YouTube

More building blocks of life found on Mars

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:34 AM

The unmanned Curiosity rover has also found increasing evidence for seasonal variations of methane on Mars, indicating the source of the gas is likely the planet itself, or possibly its subsurface water

ROVER. This NASA photo released June 7, 2018 shows a low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. Photo by NASA

Delayed ExoMars mission gets 77-M euro boost

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The next stage of the mission will see the launch of a European rover capable of drilling up to two meters into the Martian surface in search of organic matter

EXOMARS. The double ExoMars mission will complement the work of NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been criss-crossing Mars' surface for more than 3 years. Photo courtesy of the European Space Agency

Maynila Urban Design Week + Festival ends this weekend

May 15, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Are you ready to experience a redesigned Maynila?

Spike seen in methane on Mars, but source unknown

Dec 17, 2014 - 8:44 AM

The latest findings from NASA s Curiosity rover raises the question could microbes be the source of the methane? And what caused the levels to soar and dissipate again in a matter of weeks?

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars mountain may have arisen from lake sediments – NASA

Dec 09, 2014 - 10:16 AM

The latest data tends to push warm and wet Mars a little later in its history than we previously thought to about three and a half billion years ago

This evenly layered rock photographed by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover on August 7, 2014, shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit not far from where flowing water entered a lake. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

What are you curious about?

Oct 10, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Curiosity is what fuels the enterprise of the mind to create

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'

Sep 12, 2014 - 6:46 PM

NASA s 2 5 billion Curiosity rover reaches the base of the Martian mountain it aims to explore and should start drilling rocks there soon

MARTIAN SELFIE. A self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity, made from dozens of combined exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager, released May 2013. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment MOXIE aims to see if Martian air could be converted for astronauts to breathe

NASA's human spaceflight program doomed to fail – study

Jun 06, 2014 - 2:18 PM

NASA promises to thoroughly review the report and all of its recommendations but insists it is worthwhile to set a goal of walking on Mars to set the bar high for other parallel projects

This computer-generated images depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

[Thinking Through Design] Reaching out during disaster

Nov 13, 2013 - 2:41 AM

Understanding how people communicate during flood can lead to more relevant and timely solutions

LIFESAVER. A mobile phone can be a lifeline in times of disaster

Science wRap: Warm Earth, wet Mars, 'Bad' chemistry

Sep 28, 2013 - 7:54 PM

In this week s Science wRap: Big climate and Mars news deadly giant hornets and fake but based on real life meth making

[Thinking Through Design] Understanding its significance

Sep 22, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Everything around us made by humans is designed Only when the design breaks do we become aware of it

HAVE YOU NOTICED? Arrow symbols on train floor intended to guide commuter flow

Science wRap: Arctic ice, 'wired microbes', brave mice

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:06 PM

In this week s Science wRap: a revelation from Mars energy from bacteria Arctic ice and more

Life on Mars hopes fade after rover findings: study

Sep 20, 2013 - 6:56 AM

Where scientists expected a plume of methane on Mars atmosphere Curiosity found only trace amounts

CURIOSITY AND METHANE. The Curiosity rover (pictured) found only trace amounts of methane gas in Mars' atmosphere. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

[Executive Edge] Filipino innovator’s dilemma

Sep 15, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Diego Maranan says it is impossible to force creativity in business; it can only be facilitated

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Science wRap: 'Golden rice', Curiosity, lab-grown burgers

Aug 10, 2013 - 5:05 PM

The battle over genetically modified rice Curiosity celebrates one earth year on Mars Henrietta Lacks and electric buses

Webhits: Curiosity's first year on Mars

Aug 06, 2013 - 9:37 AM

Curiosity marks its first anniversary on Mars

Curiosity hoping to yield more Martian secrets

Aug 05, 2013 - 11:29 AM

The dazzling success of NASA s rover Curiosity which marks its first year on Mars has paved the way for a human conquest of the planet scientists say

MARTIAN SELFIE. A self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity, made from dozens of combined exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager, released May 2013. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:59 AM

The Mars 2020 mission would build on the work being done by NASA s Curiosity rover which has been exploring the red planet since August 2012

NEXT MARS ROVER. Artist's concept of Mars 2020 rover. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

Dream of Mars exploration achievable, experts say

May 06, 2013 - 8:34 AM

NASA and private sector experts now agree that a man or woman could be sent on a mission to Mars over the next 20 years despite huge challenges

This computer-generated images depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Miners shoot for the stars in tech race

Mar 26, 2013 - 2:08 PM

There s nothing really science fiction about any of this

Fuel Harvestor concept image. Image courtesy of Deep Space Industries Inc.

Curiosity reveals conditions in Mars once suited for life

Mar 13, 2013 - 8:08 AM

NASA scientists revealed that a rock sample collected by the Curiosity rover contained elements that are crucial to life opening the possibility that the planet could have supported living microbes

This set of images compares rocks seen by NASA's Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of Mars. On the left is " Wopmay" rock, in Endurance Crater, Meridiani Planum, as studied by the Opportunity rover. On the right are the rocks of the "Sheepbed" unit in Yellowknife Bay, in Gale Crater, as seen by Curiosity. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity rover to be back online next week

Mar 06, 2013 - 7:14 AM

NASA s Curiosity rover which has been exploring Mars since it landed to much fanfare last August should be running at full capacity next week after a memory glitch set the robot back

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface

Feb 21, 2013 - 9:15 AM

NASA said Wednesday February 20 that its Curiosity rover has scooped up a sample from the interior of a Martian rock and found that the powdery soil just beneath the planet s rust colored exterior is actually a light gray color

GRAY PLANET? This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity milestone: Rover drills on Martian rock

Feb 10, 2013 - 12:11 PM

NASA: The most advanced planetary robot ever designed now is a fully operating analytical laboratory on Mars

DRILL, BABY, DRILL. At the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity rover is the hole in a rock called "John Klein" where the rover conducted its first sample drilling on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Mars rover detects hint of possible life in soil analysis

Dec 04, 2012 - 1:14 PM

The Mars rover Curiosity has offered a tantalizing taste of evidence that there was once life on the Red Planet but scientists said Monday December 3 it is too soon to make much of the first soil analyses

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars rover finds evidence of 'vigorous' stream

Sep 28, 2012 - 9:03 AM

NASA s Curiosity rover discovers gravel on Mars

Curiosity to study martial rock

Sep 20, 2012 - 8:03 AM

NASA s Curiosity Rover will study its first martial rock on Friday

Mars rover Curiosity working 'flawlessly': NASA

Sep 13, 2012 - 9:37 AM

For the past week the rover which touched down on August 6 has undergone a series of instrument tests as well as a rebooting of its steering computers and everything so far appears fine

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Planet pop: NASA beams first song from Mars

Aug 29, 2012 - 7:16 AM

The Black Eyed Peas Will i am gets first dibs

ACTOR AND RAPPLER WILL.I.AM at NASA. Image from Facebook

NASA's Mars rover makes first test drive

Aug 23, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Curiosity makes its first drive on Mars

TESTING. View of the rear right wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Mars rover set for first 'test drive'

Aug 22, 2012 - 11:23 AM

A little more than two weeks after its arrival on Mars NASA s Curiosity rover will on Wednesday August 22 make its first test drive before setting off on its Red Planet mission

TESTING. View of the rear right wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA wants to measure 'Marsquakes'

Aug 21, 2012 - 1:35 PM

The US space agency said Monday it wants in 2016 to take a better look at what s happening beneath the Red Planet s surface

Artist rendition of the proposed InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Lander. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA

Aug 18, 2012 - 9:14 AM

The US space agency s Mars rover Curiosity will make a wide detour to explore a geographical hot spot on Mars because it looks cool

Obama to NASA experts: 'Let me know if you find Martians'

Aug 14, 2012 - 10:32 AM

US President Barack Obama on Monday August 13 ribbed scientists behind NASA s roving robot Curiosity instructing them to let him know right away if they found life on Mars

US President Barack Obama talks on the phone with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team aboard Air Force One during a flight to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Aug. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Mars rover captures crash landing

Aug 11, 2012 - 8:16 AM

Scientists and enthusiasts have been furiously speculating about the nature of the small spot that looked like a dust cloud in a picture Curiosity snapped seconds after it parked in a crater

NASA's rover lands on Mars

Aug 06, 2012 - 1:49 PM

NASA s 2 5 billion Mars rover Sunday August 5 Monday August 6 in Manila made a dramatic touchdown on the Red Planet marking a successful end to the most sophisticated Mars attempt in history

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA counts down to dramatic Mars landing

Aug 06, 2012 - 7:34 AM

NASA counted down Sunday August 5 to the landing of its largest ever robotic rover on Mars where it will search for signs that life may once have existed

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Are we alone? NASA's Mars rover aims to find out

Aug 05, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Are we alone? Or was there life on another planet? NASA s 2 5 billion dream machine the Mars Science Laboratory aims to take the first steps toward finding out

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Mars rover two weeks from landing

Jul 17, 2012 - 10:05 AM

NASA s Curiosity rover is on target to arrive on Mars on August 6 for a two year mission to find out whether microbial life once existed on the Red Planet the US space agency said Monday July 16

This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech