Mars Science Laboratory

Timeline of major mission events during Curiosity's landing

  (NASA) – Curiosity’s EDL team release a timeline for mission milestones surrounding the landing of the Mars rover.

08/09/2012

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

Pebble-covered Martian surface (photo)

(NASA Mars Science Lab) – This full-resolution color image from NASA’s Curiosity Rover shows the pebble-covered surface of Mars. It was taken by the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) several minutes after Curiosity touched down on […]

08/08/2012

NASA's mohawk guy (video)

A scientist at NASA JPL Laboratories is the newest Internet sensation, thanks in large part to his hair style. Watch the video: Follow Bobak Ferdowski @tweetsoutloud or @marscuriosity Related articles The Curiosity Landing Already Has […]

08/08/2012

Curiosity sends back flood of new views from Mars

(AP) – NASA has received a flood of new black-and-white pictures from the Curiosity rover on Mars that it will stitch together to make a panorama. The photos began pouring in Wednesday morning after the […]

08/08/2012

NASA mission provides peek of the journey to Mars

(AP) – NASA‘s latest adventure to Mars has given the world more than just glimpses of a new alien landscape. It has opened a window into the trip itself, from video footage of the landing […]

08/07/2012

Curiosity's landscape in context

(NASA) – This picture of the Martian landing site of NASA’s Curiosity rover puts a color view obtained by the rover in the context of a computer simulation derived from images acquired from orbiting spacecraft. […]

08/07/2012

Mars Mission: What's next

Most of the nail-biting moments are behind NASA scientists now that the Mars rover Curiosity gently touched down on the red planet last night. Next up: the six wheeled geology lab will spend the next […]

08/06/2012

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

Why Mars again? A look at NASA's latest venture

(AP) – NASA’s new robot rover named Curiosity landed safely late Sunday in a huge crater near the equator of Mars and will soon begin its scientific studies. This marks NASA’s eighth landing on the […]

08/06/2012

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