NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Still Going 10 Years After Landing – What It’s Learned
Despite signs of wear, the intrepid spacecraft is about to start an exhilarating new chapter of its mission as it climbs a Martian mountain. Ten years ago, on August 5, 2012, a jetpack lowered NASA’s Curiosity rover onto the Red Planet. This was the beginning of the SUV-size explorer’s pursuit of
NASA shares rare pictures of record summer melting in Svalbard, Norway’s ice-covered archipelago
Before the record melting, the environment was altered by warming. Glaciers have been receding, and the firn, a surface layer of compressed porous snow, has been losing its ability to hold large amounts of meltwater. This summers melting was brought on by consistent warm breezes coming from the south.