Author Archives: Linda Chappell

Mars Rover Game

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As Curiosity marks its fourth anniversary since landing on Mars, the rover is working on collecting its 17th sample. While Curiosity explores Mars, gamers can join the fun via a new social media game, Mars Rover. On mobile devices, players drive a rover through rough Martian terrain, challenging themselves to navigate and balance the rover while earning points along the way. The game also illustrates how NASA’s next Mars rover, in development for launch in 2020, will use radar to search for underground water.

Planetary Data System 4 (PDS4)

PDS_Planets_stdThe Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The new PDS4 has added features and uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) to improve accessibility and usability of the data. Find out more online.