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A self-portrait taken by the NASA rover Curiosity in Gale Crater on Mars. (AP Photo/NASA)

Research suggests ancient Martian lake may have supported life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have teemed with tiny organisms for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had […]

12/09/2013

NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change. The Maven spacecraft is due […]

11/18/2013

Technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The robotic explorer is scheduled to blast off Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 on a 10-month journey to the red planet to study the atmosphere in an attempt to understand how Mars changed from warm and wet to cold and dry. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASA’s newest Mars flyer to explore atmosphere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA hopes its newest Mars spacecraft lives up to its know-it-all name — Maven. The robotic explorer is due to blast off Monday afternoon on a 10-month journey to the […]

11/16/2013

A self-portrait taken by the NASA rover Curiosity in Gale Crater on Mars. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA rover finds no hint of methane in Mars air

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Curiosity rover hasn’t discovered any signs of methane in the atmosphere of Mars, a finding that does not bode well for the possibility that microbes capable of producing the gas […]

09/19/2013

Engineers work on the Mars rover Curiosity at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Sept. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrates 1 year on Mars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mount Sharp has beckoned Curiosity since the NASA rover made its grand entrance on Mars exactly a year ago, dangling from nylon cables to a safe landing. If microbes ever existed […]

08/05/2013

NASA Curiosity rover

Curiosity rover confirms Martian air is mostly CO2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars’ air: It’s made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases. The measurements by the most advanced spacecraft to land on the red planet […]

07/18/2013

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Panel: Next Mars rover should gather rocks, soil

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Explore an intriguing spot on Mars. Hunt for ancient signs of Martian life. Bag a bunch of rocks and leave them on the surface for a future mission to possibly return. […]

07/09/2013

NASA Curiosity rover

NASA Mars rover Curiosity begins delayed road trip

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took longer than expected, but NASA’s Curiosity rover is finally heading toward a Martian mountain. The nuclear-powered, six-wheel rover drove a total of 190 feet since July Fourth, leaving the […]

07/08/2013

NASA composite image showing shadow of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Endeavour Crater on Mars. (NASA / AP Photo)

NASA’s veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Opportunity rover is still on the move after years on the surface of Mars. The space agency said Friday the six-wheel, solar-powered rover is driving to a new spot in […]

06/07/2013

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