John Grunsfeld

Aug. 03, 2012

Planning for ‘Curiosity’ on Mars

NASA scientist John Grunsfeld gives a preview of the Mars Curiosity mission, from the landing’s ‘seven minutes of terror’ to the plans for the exploration ahead.

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Apr. 27, 2012

An Astronaut Explores NASA's Scientific Frontiers

Astronaut and astrophysicist John Grunsfeld leads NASA's investigations of Earth--and beyond.

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Sep. 23, 2011

Flagstaff Throws A Party For Science

A ten-day event in Flagstaff highlights science in Northern Arizona.

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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