Mars Rover

Was There Life On Ancient Mars?

CP | Alicia Chang, The Associated Press | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Drilling into a rock near its landing site, the Curiosity rover has answered a key question about Mars: The red planet long ago ...

Why Germs in Space Are a Nightmare

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg During the second mission to the moon in 1969, Apollo 12, the crew brought back a camera that had been sent some two and a half years earlier. When they returned, the camera underwent extensive testing including microbiological analysis. Much to their surprise, they found a colony of earthly bacteria; apparently the microbes had survived the inhospitable lunar environment.

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Martian Dirt

CBC | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken its first bite of Martian soil and dug up a mini-mystery for scientists: a bright white speck amid the reddish d...

'We're NASA And We Know It' Video Parodies LMFAO

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada

Has NASA's stunning Curiosity rover landing made science cool? With the release of the "We're NASA and We Know It" video, you might think so. YouTu...

'Lots Of Surprises' To Come

CBC | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada

Mars enthusiasts underwhelmed by some of the first dusty images of the planet to be beamed back to Earth by the Curiosity rover that landed there on S...

Will Curiosity Kill The Mars Landing?

Paul Sylvester | Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada
Paul Sylvester

Late tonight (for those on the west coast), and pre-dawn Monday morning (for the rest of us in Canada), a scary-looking, laser-carrying, plutonium-powered robot rover named Curiosity will attempts to make a soft landing on Mars. Succeed or fail, it is likely that a good many people are being inspired by Curiosity, including some of whom may aspire to take on similar challenges in all walks of life in the years ahead.

Canadians Get Ready To Party Down When Curiosity Lands

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Canadian scientists are keeping their fingers crossed as NASA's Curiosity — the largest Mars rover ever built — heads for a rendez vous...

Are We There Yet? Rover's Three-Year Martian Trek Almost Over

CP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Months after the death of the Mars rover Spirit, its surviving twin is poised to reach the rim of a vast crater to begin a fresh...