Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover

Zoom Around Curiosity’s View on Mars with a New Interactive Panorama

by Nancy Atkinson June 27, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 647 in out-of-this-world Here’s the latest interactive panorama via panoramacist Andrew Bodrov from imagery taken by the Curiosity Mars at Gale Crater, from Sol 647 (May 1, 2014). The images for panorama were […]

7 comments Read the full article →

Driving, Driving, Driving – Curiosity’s Top Priority on the Road to Mysterious Mount Sharp

by Ken Kremer June 22, 2014

Driving, Driving, Driving – that’s the number one priority for NASA’s rover Curiosity as she traverses across the floor of Gale Crater towards towering Mount Sharp on an expedition in search of the chemical ingredients of life that could support Martian microbes if they ever existed. See our photo mosaics above and below showing the […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Curiosity Captures Stunning New Mount Sharp Panorama ‘On The Go’

by Ken Kremer June 7, 2014

Within the past Martian day on Friday, June 6, NASA’s rover Curiosity captured a stunning new panorama of towering Mount Sharp and the treacherous sand dunes below which she must safely traverse before reaching the mountains foothills – while ‘On The Go’ to her primary destination. See our brand new Mount Sharp photo mosaic above […]

Read the full article →

An Interactive Version of Curiosity’s Latest “Selfie”

by Nancy Atkinson May 1, 2014

Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 613 in Out of this World The Curiosity rover looks like she’s concentrating hard on her tasks on Mars, and now you can zoom around and see what it would look like to be standing next to the rover in Gale Crater. This new interactive image put […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Curiosity Bores into Kimberley rock after Inspection Unveils Enticing Bumpy Textures

by Ken Kremer April 30, 2014

Three days ago, the burning question was “To Drill or not to Drill?” The answer has come Fast and Furious – “Drill, Baby, Drill !” After spending the weekend inspecting an enticing slab of sandstone rock at “Kimberley”, the team directed NASA’s Curiosity rover to bore a test hole into a Martian rock target called […]

2 comments Read the full article →