Curiosity

  • What makes us curious? Astrophysicist has the answer

    One of the biggest questions regarding the structure of the human mind is what, exactly, predisposes humans to be curious.

    “What I found, to my surprise — the number of researchers who focus specifically on curiosity is relatively small,” said Mario Livio, author of Why? What Makes Us Curious.

  • Dr. John Grant, Geologist for Earth and Planetary Studies, NASA

    NASA is celebrating the two year anniversary of the Curiosity Rover’s landing on Mars. The robot has used its six wheels to tour the red planet, searching for signs that something once lived there. John Grant is a geologist for Earth and Planetary Studies at NASA. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to recap what the rover has accomplished in the past two years.

  • NASA’s Curiosity rover completes first year on Mars

    Dr. James Green, NASA’s director of planetary sciences, told Federal News Radio that Curiosity is uncovering scientific data that one day may lead to humans living on Mars.

  • How NASA’s Curiosity rover got 1.1M Twitter followers

    The Mars rover Curiosity is breaking barriers both in space and the Twittersphere. Curiosity now has more than 1.1 million followers on the social media site. A NASA social media manager shares best practices for maintaining a Twitter account.