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Journey to Mars
ChemCam (Webcast)
Date: August 15, 2012
Running Time: 00:25:00
The Curiosity rover has an incredible tool mounted on the mast, called the "ChemCam",which is a rock-zapping laser and telescope! This laser can hit rock or soil targets up to about 23 ft (or 7 meters) away. In today's show, Ron and Paul will share details about this amazing suite of ... More »
Learn about ongoing missions to Mars and the long history of Mars exploration! Beginning in August 2012, we’ll present a series of webcasts about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and the newest rover, Curiosity. In over 30 previous webcasts, we’ve reported on the activities and discoveries of the Mars Exploration ... More »

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Living and Working on Mars Time (Video)
8/3/2012   
Lead Curiosity Driver Matt Heverly and Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann elaborate on ...
 
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The Scientific Capabilities of the Mars Rover Curiosity (Video)
8/2/2012   
Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann and Mechanical Designer Scott McGinley explain some ...
 
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Testing the Mars Rover Curiosity (Video)
8/1/2012   
Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explain how they simulate martian ...
 
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Mars in a Minute-Where does your curiosity lead? (Video)
5/30/2012   
In this video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we examine the notion of curiosity. Curios ...
 
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Mars in a Minute-How do you land on Mars? (Video)
5/30/2012   
In this video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we look at landing on Mars. Landing a sp ...

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News from AGU with Senior Scientist Paul Doherty (Webcast)
12/16/2013   
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shares news from the annual America ...
 
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Mars Update: November 15, 2013 (Webcast)
11/18/2013   
Get caught up on the rover Curiosity's exciting exploration of Mars! Examination of the Martia ...
 
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Mars Update: March 2013 (Webcast)
3/22/2013   
In February 2013, Curiosity drilled into a rock called "John Klein" and then analyzed the sample m ...
 
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Mars Update: Feb. 2013 (Webcast)
2/20/2013   
On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a ...
 
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Curiosity's Secret Discovery (Webcast)
11/27/2012   
Curiosity has made a discovery! What could it be? Why are JPL scientists keeping this breaking ne ...