How The Mars Curiosity Rover Became Science Fiction

If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people who follows the Mars rover Curiosity on Twitter, you know that the robot has a big personality that matches her massive size and capabilities. She's also obsessed with pop culture and the theme song to Shaft, and will answer almost any question you have about her… » 2/04/13 3:28pm 2/04/13 3:28pm

Rumors of Life on Mars are Greatly Exaggerated

For the past few days, rumors have been flying around the Internet that the White House was being briefed by NASA scientists about a "provocative" discovery that could indicate the potential for life on Mars. But today, a source close to the planet says it isn't so. Details after the jump.Aviation Week reported the… » 8/03/08 1:00pm 8/03/08 1:00pm