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JPL Marks 1st Anniversary Of Mars ‘Curiosity’ Mission

Members of the team behind the NASA Mars rover Curiosity along with personnel at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena were set to celebrate the first anniversary of the rover’s landing.

08/05/2013

A self-portrait of Mars rover, Curiosity. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Curiosity Rover Confirms Martian Air Is Mostly CO2

The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars’ air: It’s made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases.

07/18/2013

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NASA’s Mars Rover Project To Receive Smithsonian Award For ‘Curiosity’

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project is being awarded with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s top honor – the trophy for current achievement.

CBS Los Angeles–03/13/2013

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Road Trip On Tap For NASA’s Mars Rover In New Year

Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.

12/29/2012

This image shows part of the small pit or bite created when NASA's Mars rover Curiosity collected its second scoop of Martian soil at a sandy patch called "Rocknest." The bright particle near the center of this image, and similar ones elsewhere in the pit, prompted concern because a small, light-toned shred of debris from the spacecraft had been observed previously nearby (PIA16230). However, the mission's science team assessed the bright particles in this scooped pit to be native Martian material rather than spacecraft debris. This image was taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on Curiosity's arm during the 69th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 15, 2012), about a week after the scoop dug this hole. The view here covers an area of ground about 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) across.(credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Curiosity Finding Shiny Particles In Mars Dirt

Mars rover Curiosity has uncovered bright, shiny particles from a spot where it is collecting samples of dirt.

10/18/2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Gov. Brown To Visit NASA Lab In Pasadena Responsible For Curiosity Rover

Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists responsible for the successful mission to land the rover Curiosity on Mars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

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What’s Next For NASA’s Mega-Rover Curiosity?

After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze.

08/11/2012

Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, USA on Sunday, August 5, 2012. (credit:  (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

Mohawked JPL Flight Director Rockets To Twitter Stardom After ‘Curiosity’

His red-tinged mohawk almost made as many headlines as the landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.

08/08/2012

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission members work in the data processing room beside Mission Control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012 ahead of the landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for 1:31 am August 6 (0531 GMT). (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity Lands Safely On Mars

The Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:32 p.m. Sunday culminating an 8 1/2-month journey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2012

Stars in her eyes? Clara Ma, 15, named the Mars Rover. (credit: CBS)

A Curiousity! Girl, 15, Named Mars Rover Years Ago

For the past eight months, scientists have been anxiously watching Curiosity barrel closer and closer to the red planet.

08/04/2012

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission members work in the data processing room beside Mission Control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena ahead of the landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

NASA Spacecraft Speeding Toward A Landing On Mars

After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA’s souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.

08/04/2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

A Peek At What NASA’s New Rover Packed For Mars

NASA’s latest tourist, the roving robot named Curiosity, will lug around a suite of gadgets to snap pictures, sniff, taste and even drill.

08/04/2012

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Griffith Observatory To Celebrate ‘Curiosity’ Rover Landing On Mars

You may not be able to make the trip to the Red Planet with NASA’s “Curiosity” rover, but Griffith Observatory is offering the next best thing.

08/02/2012

NASA's rover Curiosity heads for space on November 26, 2011 atop an Atlas 5 rocket from launch pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Launches Super-Size Mars Rover To Red Planet

The rover Curiosity, which is managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is on its way to Mars.

11/26/2011

Engineers work on the Mars rover "Curiosity," at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. (credit: AP)

Mars Rover Curiosity To Land In 96-Mile-Wide Crater

NASA’s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a towering mountain inside a 96-mile-wide crater to search for evidence that the region once had conditions capable of supporting microbial life, project officials announced Friday.

07/22/2011

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