Richard Cook
Deputy Project Manager
Mars Science Laboratory

Aug. 24, 2012

Curiosity Rover Zaps a Rock, Starts to Roll

The rover is on its way to Glenelg, an area where scientists hope to drill into bedrock.

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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