Mars Rover Curiosity

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

Curiosity's "first steps." (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Its First Drive

Gov. Jerry Brown was on hand to watch the Mars rover Curiosity take its first drive on the surface of the red planet Wednesday.

08/22/2012

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

President Obama Wants JPL Scientists To Let Him Know If They Find Martians

President Barack Obama says he wants to be notified without delay if the Mars rover Curiosity finds Martians – “even if they’re just microbes.”

08/13/2012

This full-resolution color image from NASA's Curiosity Rover shows the pebble-covered surface of Mars. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists: Mars Landscape Looks Similar To California’s Mojave Desert

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.

08/08/2012

(credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

JPL Scientists Prepare For Rover Curiosity’s Mars Landing

The scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are getting ready for Mars rover Curiosity’s Aug. 5 landing.

07/25/2012

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