John Grotzinger

Dec. 19, 2014

Does Mars Have What It Takes to Support Life?

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds evidence of methane and organics on the Red Planet.

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Aug. 10, 2012

With ‘Terror’ in the Past, Mars Scientists Plan for Exploration Ahead

Mars Science Laboratory project scientist John Grotzinger describes plans for the Curiosity rover, now in Gale Crater on Mars.

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Jul. 29, 2011

‘Curiosity’ On Mars

What the latest Mars rover might tell us about the red planet.

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\tThe Greater sage-grouse makes its living in sagebrush habitats across the western U.S. and Canada. Every year from late February to May, male sage-grouse perform a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, breaks down the dance and describes challenges the birds face in Utah.

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