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.
For the past eight months, scientists have been anxiously watching Curiosity barrel closer and closer to the red planet.
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.
NASA’s latest tourist, the roving robot named Curiosity, will lug around a suite of gadgets to snap pictures, sniff, taste and even drill.
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.
The scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are getting ready for Mars rover Curiosity’s Aug. 5 landing.
The rover Curiosity, which is managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is on its way to Mars.
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.
A new report says significant challenges remain before NASA can launch its next rover to Mars later this year.
After years of debating where on Mars the next NASA rover should land, it comes down to the final four.
If you think Mars is a hostile place now, it was harsher 600,000 years ago.
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.
Astronomers have discovered water in the form of ice on a second asteroid, suggesting the life-essential ingredient is more common than believed.