Mars Science Laboratory
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Curiosity drilled into its first Martian rock a month ago. Now scientists will reveal what’s inside. Gathering at NASA headquarters Tuesday, the rover team will detail the minerals and chemicals present in a gray pinch of ground-up rock.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says the Curiosity rover is hunkering down after the sun unleashed a blast headed for Mars. Project managers said Wednesday they powered down the car-size rover as a precaution since it suffered a recent computer problem.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Science experiments by the NASA Mars rover Curiosity have been put on hold as engineers troubleshoot a problem with its computer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To scientists’ excitement, the Curiosity rover has completed its first drilling on Mars and is preparing to analyze a pinch of powdery rock.
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the mission’s 120th Martian day, or sol (Dec. 7, 2012), to record this view of a rock outcrop informally named “Shaler.”