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Curiosity Mars Rover Tracks Sunspots
While busily investigating bedrock types on Mars' Mount Sharp and preparing for a drill test, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has also been looking up frequently to monitor sunspots on the face of the sun that is turned away from Earth.
Large sunspots are evident in views from Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam). Scientists temporarily have no other resource providing views of the sun from the opposite side of the solar system from Earth. The sun completes a rotation about once a month -- faster near its equator than near its poles. Information about sunspots that develop before they rotate into view of Earth and Earth-orbiting spacecraft is helpful in predicting space-weather effects of solar emissions related to sunspots.
+ More Information
+ More Information on Curiosity
Curiosity's Position After 10 Kilometers
Curiosity landed on Mars in August 2012. The drive on Sol 957 brought the mission's total driving distance past the 10-kilometer mark (6.214 miles). The rover is passing through a series of shallow valleys on a path from the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop, which it investigated for six months, toward its next science destination, called "Logan Pass."
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2015 FIRST Robotics World Championship
The FIRST Robotics World Championship takes place April 22-25, 2015 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis! This event brings together teams from around the world to compete in one of the largest robotics competitions.
For those that cannot make it to the event, NASA is proud to be webcasting eight competition fields which are taking place in the Edward Jones Dome.
+ Exit Survey
+ Exit Survey Submission Results
+ View the Webcast
+ View the Spectator Schedule
+ View the Event Details
2015 VEX Robotics World Championship
The VEX Robotics World Championship takes place on April 15, 2015 - April 18, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The Championship brings together top robotics teams to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with and against the best teams from around the world. If you cannot make the event in person, you can always check out the live and archived webcasts.
+ Championship Info
+ VEX Robotics info
+ Robotics Education and Competition Foundation
+ Opening Ceremonies
VEX IQ Challenge Webcasts:
+ Elementary - Field
+ Middle School - Field
VRC - Middle School Webcasts:
+ Spirit - Field
+ Opportunity - Field
VRC - High School Webcasts:
+ Science - Field
+ Technology - Field
+ Engineering - Field
+ Arts - Field
+ Math - Field
VEX - University Division Webcast:
+ VEX U - Field
2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Webcasts
The 2015 FIRST Robotics Regional Competitions are finally upon us! Are you ready? Check out our compilation of webcasts in the link below! Webcasts will be linked as they become available.
+ Regional Webcast List
+ Game Animation and Kickoff Archive
+ Award List
+ FRC info
NASA Develops Volcano Exploring Robot
VolcanoBot is designed to explore volcanoes and provide researchers with valuable data to better understand volcanic activity.
+ Full Story
The 2015 FIRST Kickoff will take place Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 10:15 A.M. EST.
"FRC Kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season. Teams have the opportunity to meet at "local" Kickoffs to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, find mentoring teams, learn the game, pick up the Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season."
+ Archive of Broadcast (Youtube)
+ Game Animation (Youtube)
To all the teams that received a NASA FRC Grant, please remember you must complete the Entrance surveys prior to Kickoff!
+ Award List
+ Entrance Survey
+ Survey Submissions