Curiosity

NASA Curiosity rover

Mars rover Curiosity stands down after new problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another problem is preventing the Mars rover Curiosity from resuming its science experiments. The mission’s chief scientist said Monday the rover went into safe mode again over the weekend because of a computer file error.

03/18/2013

mars-surface

Mars rover shows planet could have supported life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life. The analysis was done by the rover Curiosity, which drilled into the rock, crushed it and tested a tiny sample. Watch video here.

03/12/2013

Bright object on Mars is likely plastic from rover

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA says a small bright object detected on Mars is likely a piece of plastic from the Curiosity rover. The six-wheel spacecraft captured an image of the puzzling object Monday after […]

10/09/2012

Eclipse season on Mars, so Curiosity took photos

WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover took hundreds of photos of what on Earth is a rare event: a partial eclipse of the sun. Two moons zip around the red planet, so eclipses are […]

09/19/2012

Visible from space: Curiosity tire tracks on Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s robotic rover Curiosity is making its mark on Mars. Its tracks are big enough to be seen from space. In just one month, it’s driven 368 feet on the red planet, […]

09/06/2012

New NASA video captures drama of Mars landing (video)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Viewers can now relive the drama of the Curiosity rover‘s landing on Mars with a new NASA video detailing the final moments of touchdown. The space agency Thursday posted the video […]

08/23/2012

Mars rover Curiosity makes first test drive

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – The NASA rover Curiosity made its first test drive Wednesday on ancient soil of Mars. “Wheel tracks on Mars,” Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Allen Chen tweeted along with an image sent […]

08/22/2012

Curiosity's first low-resolution color panorama

This movie shows the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. It was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera. Watch the […]

08/13/2012

Mars rover sends back 1st 360-degree color view

(AP) – The photo-snapping rover Curiosity returned another postcard from Mars on Thursday – the first 360-degree color panorama of Gale Crater. Scientists admired the sweeping vista. In the distance was the base of Mount […]

08/09/2012

Mars crater where rover landed looks 'Earth-like'

(AP) – The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday. “The first impression that you […]

08/09/2012

NASA cheers Mars landing, welcomes new photos

(AP) – NASA celebrated the precision landing of a rover on Mars and marveled over the mission’s first photographs Monday – grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of […]

08/06/2012

NASA to athletic Mars rover: 'Stick the landing'

(AP) – It’s NASA’s most ambitious and expensive Mars mission yet – and it begins with the red planet arrival late Sunday of the smartest interplanetary rover ever built. Also the most athletic. Like an […]

07/30/2012

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