Mars Science Laboratory

NASA Curiosity rover

Curiosity rover completes 1st drill into Mars rock

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.

02/09/2013

Mars: 'Shaler' in 'Glenelg' area

Layered Martian outcrop ‘Shaler’ in ‘Glenelg’ area

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.”

12/30/2012

Mars rover Curiosity set to hit the road again

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Mars rover Curiosity is poised to drive again after being parked at a sand dune for the past month. The mission team said Thursday the six-wheel rover will head […]

11/15/2012

NASA rover doesn't detect methane on Mars

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say initial sampling of Mars’ atmosphere by the NASA rover Curiosity did not definitively detect methane, a gas that can be a clue to determining if the red planet […]

11/02/2012

Mars Curiosity about to really shake things up

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mars Curiosity is about to take its first sip of the red planet’s sand. But only after NASA’s rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust is shaken, not stirred. The […]

10/04/2012

Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars – a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting. […]

09/27/2012

Astronauts may play role in Mars robotic missions

WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers. The new idea surfaced as a special team looking for a new Mars robotic exploration plan released a […]

09/25/2012

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

will.i.am song to be broadcast from Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) – And now, straight from Mars, here’s will.i.am. His new song will be broadcast from Mars tomorrow using the Curiosity rover. He sings about space exploration, science and technology in the song “Reach […]

08/27/2012

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