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Now You Can Build Your Own Curiosity Rover

The open source movement has been a fixture in the software and electronics worlds for over a decade now.  Open…

3 days ago

Curiosity Sees Earth and Venus in the Night Skies on Mars

Normally the images from NASA’s Curiosity rover, currently sitting near “Bloodstone Hill” on Mars, are of alien vistas and rock…

3 weeks ago

Curiosity’s Latest Mars Panorama, Captured in 1.8 Billion Glorious Pixels

The Curiosity rover on Mars has captured the most detailed panoramic image ever taken of the Red Planet’s surface. The…

4 months ago

A Glitch Caused Curiosity to Freeze in Place. But It’s Better Now

Article updated at 3:40 pm CST, 1/24/20. NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover experienced a technical glitch last week, causing it to…

6 months ago

Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime

This image of Phobos in the sky above Mars was taken by Curiosity in 2012 and was recently refurbished by…

6 months ago

Curiosity Sniffs a Spike in Methane. Could it be a Sign of Life?

The Curiosity rover has detected another methane plume on Mars, once again raising the issue of whether or not there…

1 year ago

Curiosity has Found the Mother Lode of Clay on the Surface of Mars

Clay is a big deal on Mars because it often forms in contact with water. Find clay, and you've usually…

1 year ago

Curiosity has Finally Sampled a Clay-Rich Region on Mars

It's hard to believe that MSL Curiosity has been on Mars for almost seven years. But it has, and during…

1 year ago

Curiosity Crashed, but it’s Working Fine Again. NASA Won’t Have to Send Astronauts to Turn it off and Back on Again.

A few weeks after Curiosity suffered a glitch that put it in safe mode, the rover is once again operating…

1 year ago

NASA used Curiosity’s Sensors to Measure the Gravity of a Mountain on Mars

Some very clever people have figured out how to use MSL Curiosity's navigation sensors to measure the gravity of a…

1 year ago