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September 25, 2014

Curiosity Finds a Weird 'Ball' on Mars

If there’s one thing to be said for Curiosity’s mission on Mars so far, it certainly hasn’t been boring. Although the six-wheeled rover has taken thousands […]
August 17, 2014

Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares for 4th Rock Drilling

The team operating NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has chosen a rock that looks like a pale paving stone as the mission’s fourth drilling target, if it […]
May 22, 2014

Curiosity says ‘Goodbye Kimberley’ after Parting Laser Blasts and Seeking New Adventures Ahead

NASA’s rover Curiosity said ‘Goodbye Kimberley’ having fulfilled her objectives of drilling into a cold red sandstone slab, sampling the tantalizing grey colored interior and pelting the fresh bore hole with […]
May 20, 2014

Curiosity could be carrying Earth bacteria, threatening search for Mars life

When searching for life on another world, the most fundamental precaution that any space agency needs to take with any probe or rover is to ensure […]
May 7, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills Deep into 3rd Martian Rock for Sampling Analysis

After a rather satisfying test bore into a sandstone slab at “Kimberley” just last week, NASA’s rover Curiosity decided to go all the way for a […]
April 8, 2014

NASA photo captures strange bright light coming out of Mars

A NASA camera on Mars has captured what appears to be artificial light emanating outward from the planet’s surface. The photo, beamed millions of miles from […]
January 11, 2014

Mars Rover Curiosity Spotted From Space

New photos by a sharp-eyed NASA Mars orbiter shows the space agency’s Curiosity rover trundling across the Red Planet, on its way to the base of […]
December 10, 2013

NASA Curiosity rover discovers evidence of freshwater Mars lake

NASA’s steady reconnaissance of Mars with the Curiosity rover has produced another major discovery: evidence of an ancient lake — with water that could plausibly be described as […]
November 27, 2013

Curiosity Back to Dominating Mars After Hiccup

It’s hard being a robot exploring another world, as NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory has proven this month. On Nov. 17, mission managers of the six-wheeled rover […]