Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover

Um, You Can See a Car on Mars

by Nancy Atkinson April 16, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter First of all, I completely stole this headline from NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowski (AKA The Mohawk Guy) on Twitter. Second, this is just a great image of the Curiosity rover sitting on Mars, including views of its tracks and where it […]

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Curiosity rover maneuvers around ‘Kimberley’ seeking potential Red Planet Drill Sites

by Ken Kremer April 5, 2014

NASA’s car sized Curiosity rover has arrived at a scientifically enticing science destination at “The Kimberley Waypoint” where researchers hope to carry out the next drilling operation into alien Martian terrain in search of further clues about ancient Red Planet environments that may have been favorable for life. “We are officially in ‘The Kimberley’ now,” […]

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Curiosity Pulls into Kimberley and Spies Curvy Terrain For Drilling Action

by Ken Kremer March 22, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s Curiosity rover has just pulled into gorgeous terrain chock full of curvy rock outcrops at Kimberley that’s suitable for contact science and drilling action, according to the mission team. The six wheeled Martian dune buggy drove into the dazzling Kimberley waypoint this week after traversing a swath of otherworldly […]

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Martian Dune Buggy Curiosity Adopts New Driving Mode to Save Wheels from Rough Rocks

by Ken Kremer February 20, 2014

The team directing the epic trek of NASA’s Curiosity rover across the floor of Gale Crater has adopted new driving strategies and a new way forward in response to the unexpected wheel damage caused by driving over fields of rough edged Red Planet rocks in recent months. This week, engineers directed dune buggy Curiosity to […]

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Opportunity rover Spied atop Martian Mountain Ridge from Orbit – Views from Above and Below

by Ken Kremer February 19, 2014

NASA’s renowned Mars rover Opportunity has been spied anew in a fabulous new photo captured just days ago by NASA’s ‘Spy in the Sky’ orbiter circling overhead the Red Planet. See Opportunity from above and below – from today’s location. See orbital view above – just released today. The highly detailed image was freshly taken […]

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