Mars http://www.kunc.org en VIDEO: Watch CU Boulder’s MAVEN Launch To Mars http://www.kunc.org/post/video-watch-cu-boulder-s-maven-launch-mars <p>A University of Colorado Boulder led mission to Mars blasts off Monday morning. It’s the first time CU Boulder has led such a mission.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:18:21 +0000 Nathan Heffel 52063 at http://www.kunc.org VIDEO: Watch CU Boulder’s MAVEN Launch To Mars Mars Rover Data Dims Hope Of Finding Life On Red Planet http://www.kunc.org/post/mars-rover-data-dims-hope-finding-life-red-planet When the Mars Curiosity made its dramatic <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/08/05/158178277/live-now-mars-rovers-high-wire-landing">and first-of-its-kind landing</a> on Mars in August of 2012, the hope was that the $2.5-billion rover could confirm what scientists had suspected: that there was life on Mars.<p>Today, in a paper released in the journal <em>Science</em>, researchers explain that if the Red Planet is harboring life, the instruments on the rover have been unable to sniff it out.<p>NPR's Joe Palca filed this report for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"Before Curio Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:40:00 +0000 49809 at http://www.kunc.org Mars Rover Data Dims Hope Of Finding Life On Red Planet Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be http://www.kunc.org/post/are-we-martians-scientist-says-we-just-might-be As Adam Frank <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/04/09/176557134/second-genesis-looking-for-aliens-here-there-and-everywhere" target="_blank">has said over on the 13.7 blog</a>, "Earth and Mars have been <a href="http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S34/82/42M30/" target="_blank">swapping spit</a> (astrobiologically speaking) for eons ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48964 at http://www.kunc.org Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas http://www.kunc.org/post/eating-mars-be-sure-pack-tortillas <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuPq7l9hYeA</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:45:00 +0000 48433 at http://www.kunc.org Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas A Year On Mars: What's Curiosity Been Up To? http://www.kunc.org/post/year-mars-whats-curiosity-been Imagine winning the World Series, the lottery and a Nobel Prize all in one day. That's pretty much how scientists and engineers in mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., felt one year ago when the 1 ton, six-wheeled rover named Curiosity landed safely on Mars.<p>Within minutes, the rover began sending pictures back to Earth. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:22:00 +0000 Joe Palca 47927 at http://www.kunc.org A Year On Mars: What's Curiosity Been Up To?