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Curiosity rover to head toward Mars mountain soon

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ten months after Curiosity’s daring Mars landing, the NASA rover is finally about to pack up and head toward the base of a mountain. Discoveries and longer-than-expected scientific studies delayed the […]

06/06/2013

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Astronauts face radiation threat on long Mars trip

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with as much cosmic radiation as they’d get from a full-body CT scan about once a week for a year, researchers reported […]

05/30/2013

NASA Curiosity rover

Mars rover back in action after computer problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mars rover Curiosity is humming again after being sidelined by back-to-back computer problems. The six-wheel rover fired up its onboard laboratories and analyzed a pinch of rock dust over the weekend.

03/25/2013

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

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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

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