Mars

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

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

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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

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

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Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Reaches Rim Of Massive Mars Crater

NASA says its surviving Mars rover Opportunity has reached the rim of Endeavour crater after a nearly three-year trek across the surface of the red planet.

08/10/2011

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

Audit: Upcoming Mars Mission Has Significant Challenges

A new report says significant challenges remain before NASA can launch its next rover to Mars later this year.

06/08/2011

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

Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down To Final 4

After years of debating where on Mars the next NASA rover should land, it comes down to the final four.

05/15/2011

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Dry Ice Lake Suggests Mars Once Had A ‘Dust Bowl’

If you think Mars is a hostile place now, it was harsher 600,000 years ago.

04/21/2011

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Wanna Boldly Go? Hundreds Volunteer For Proposed One-Way Mission To Mars

If you don’t mind facing some stiff competition — and spending the rest of your life on the Red Planet — this could be the opportunity of a lifetime.

01/14/2011

Ice was found on two asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. (credit: AP)

Astronomers Discover Ice On Second Asteroid

Astronomers have discovered water in the form of ice on a second asteroid, suggesting the life-essential ingredient is more common than believed.

10/08/2010

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