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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds an Ancient Oasis on Mars

October 8, 2019

If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is…
NASA Research Gives New Insight into How Much Atmosphere Mars Lost

September 6, 2019

A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of…
It Hasn’t Rained on Mars for a Long Time, but These Sand Dunes Look Like Raindrops

September 5, 2019

Mars is well-known for being a dry and arid place, where dusty red sand dunes are prevalent and…
Space Samples Link NASA’s Apollo 11 and Mars 2020

August 14, 2019

On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific, fulfilling President Kennedy’s goal…
New Finds for Mars Rover, Seven Years After Landing

August 6, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has…
HiRISE Spots Curiosity Rover at Mars’ ‘Woodland Bay’

July 14, 2019

A dramatic Martian landscape can be seen in a new image taken from space, showing NASA’s Curiosity rover examining a…
This image was taken by the left Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on June 18, 2019, the 2,440th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. It shows part of "Teal Ridge," which the rover has been studying within a region called the "clay-bearing unit." Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Curiosity Detects Unusually High Methane Levels.

June 24, 2019

This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during…
Don’t Forget, Curiosity’s Sister Rover is Flying to Mars in 2020

May 22, 2019

Next summer, NASA will be sending it’s Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet. In addition to being…
Video: Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars

May 16, 2019

Ever wanted to visit Mars? A new animated video shows what it would be like to soar over…
Martian Dust Could Help Explain Water Loss, Plus Other Learnings From Global Storm

May 3, 2019

Dust is not just a household nuisance; it’s a planetary one, particularly on Mars. Before astronauts visit the…
Curiosity Tastes First Sample in ‘Clay-Bearing Unit’

April 12, 2019

Scientists working with NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called “the clay-bearing unit”…
Two Solar Eclipses Seen From the Surface of Mars by Curiosity

April 11, 2019

Last month, the Curiosity rover witnessed two eclipses as the moons of Phobos and Deimos both passed in…
Curiosity Captured Two Solar Eclipses on Mars

April 5, 2019

When NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover landed in 2012, it brought along eclipse glasses. The solar filters on its…
Asteroids, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars

March 26, 2019

A new study reveals asteroid impacts on ancient Mars could have produced key ingredients for life if the…
The Incredible Challenge of Landing Heavy Payloads On Mars

March 21, 2019

It’s too bad Mars is such an interesting place, because it’s actually one of the most difficult places…
After a Reset, Curiosity Is Operating Normally

February 23, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars. The rover has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014 and…
360 Video: Curiosity Rover Departs Vera Rubin Ridge

February 9, 2019

After exploring Mars’ Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA’s Curiosity rover recently moved on. But…
What can Curiosity tell us about how a Martian mountain formed?

February 1, 2019

The density of rock layers on the terrain that climbs from the base of Mars’ Gale Crater to…
‘Mars Buggy’ Curiosity Measures a Mountain’s Gravity

February 1, 2019

Apollo 17 astronauts drove a moon buggy across the lunar surface in 1972, measuring gravity with a special…
Curiosity Says Farewell to Mars’ Vera Rubin Ridge

January 29, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover has taken its last selfie on Vera Rubin Ridge and descended toward a clay region…
Nuclear—Deep space travel

January 8, 2019

By automating the production of neptunium oxide-aluminum pellets, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have eliminated a key bottleneck…
Curiosity on the Move Again

November 7, 2018

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover drove about 197 feet (60 meters) over the weekend to a site called Lake…
Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover

October 16, 2018

Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later…
Update on Opportunity Rover after Martian Dust Storm

October 13, 2018

One month since increasing their commanding frequency, engineers have yet to hear from NASA’s Opportunity rover. NASA hasn’t…
Curiosity Rover to Temporarily Switch ‘Brains’

October 4, 2018

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week commanded the agency’s Curiosity rover to switch…
Tiny Motor on Curiosity was one of the First Instruments to Notice the Global Martian Dust Storm

October 3, 2018

A tiny electric motor on the Curiosity rover played a role in identifying a global Martian dust storm.…
The Bizarre Picture is a 360-Degree View Around Curiosity on Mars

September 12, 2018

Ever since it landed on the Red Planet in 2012, the Curiosity rover has showed no signs of…
Curiosity Surveys a Mystery Under Dusty Skies

September 7, 2018

After snagging a new rock sample on Aug. 9, NASA’s Curiosity rover surveyed its surroundings on Mars, producing…
Build your own NASA Curiosity rover with Raspberry Pi

August 2, 2018

Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi.…
‘Storm Chasers’ on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets

July 20, 2018

Storm chasing takes luck and patience on Earth — and even more so on Mars. For scientists watching…
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