Astrogeology Science Center


Serving the nation, the international science community, planetary scientists and the general public in the pursuit of new knowledge about our Solar System.


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Date published: November 19, 2020

USGS Astrogeology Embraces Virtual STEM Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the years, the USGS Astrogeology Science Center (ASC) has maintained active Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and outreach programs. Rather than pausing STEM education and outreach activities during this time, the ASC has gone virtual, and adapted the development and delivery of STEM resources to the ‘new normal’ of 2020.

Date published: November 13, 2020

Curiosity Blogs: Sol 2942-2944: How much do you bench?

Yesterday’s drive brought us right up to a beautiful outcrop of layered rocks at “Stop 6” of our campaign to study the benches in this area, so we will spend the weekend doing everything we can to understand this outcrop. 

Date published: November 3, 2020

Curiosity Blogs: Sols 2931-2932: Stop and Go

Curiosity is on the road to the sulfate unit, but there are always stops on a road trip. The drive did not finish in the weekend plan, so today’s plan will include re-sequencing that drive. However, the operations team always keeps going and they created an impressive plan that includes contact science, remote science, and a drive.