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  1. -08-04-12 Editorial: The Future We Need in Space Exploration (
      "In four days, NASA’s Curiosity rover will hopefully survive its “seven minutes of terror” and land safely on the surface of Mars. What comes next for U.S. space exploration?" 08-12

  2. Curiosity Lands Safely on Mars Live (CNN News)
      "NASA's rover Curiosity successfully carried out a highly challenging landing on Mars early Monday, transmitting images back to Earth after traveling hundreds of millions of miles through space in order to explore the Red Planet." 08-12

  3. Shiny Objects Found on Mars (CNN News)
      "As the rover Curiosity tries out more of its tools on Mars, surprises emerge on the Red Planet. After using the rover to scooping dirt, scientists saw something unexpected: small bright objects.” 10-12

  1. Mars Has a Blizzard (
      "Now comes word from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that it’s snowing on the Red Planet — a lot. A massive, 310-mile-diameter (500 km) cloud persists all winter long over the planet’s south polar cap, dumping snow to blizzard-level depths. The catch: this snow isn’t made from water crystals, but carbon dioxide, and that’s just a little bit of what makes the new findings — and the way they were uncovered— so intriguing." 09-12


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