Rover http://news.stlpublicradio.org en ‘Curiosity’ reaches Mars tonight: Wash U researcher helps rover traverse red planet http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/curiosity-reaches-mars-tonight-wash-u-researcher-helps-rover-traverse-red-planet <p>Not long after midnight central time tonight, <a href="http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/">the rover known as Curiosity</a> will land on Mars.</p><p>It will take the rover seven minutes to get from the Mars atmosphere to the planet&#39;s surface. But because it takes about twice that long for signals to travel from Mars to Earth, scientists won&#39;t know anything about the landing until after it&#39;s already over.</p><p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 11:39:21 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘Curiosity’ reaches Mars tonight: Wash U researcher helps rover traverse red planet Testing confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/testing-confirms-mountain-lion-sighting-oregon-county <p>DNA testing confirms that a tuft of hair left on a fence in south central Missouri belonged to a mountain lion.</p><p>A man reported he saw the cat cross the road near <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rover,+Mo&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Rover,+Oregon,+Missouri&amp;gl=us&amp;z=14">Rover, Mo</a>. and get caught momentarily in a barbed wire fence.</p><p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation </a>officials retrieved a tuft of hair the size of a cotton ball and sent it for testing.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:35:31 +0000 Maria Altman 812 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Testing confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County