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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…

2 weeks ago

Don’t Forget, Curiosity’s Sister Rover is Flying to Mars in 2020

The Mars 2020 mission is getting ever closer to the day when it will be launched to the Red Planet.

4 weeks 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…

2 months ago

Mars Express Saw the Same Methane Spike that Curiosity Detected from the Surface of Mars

If you're not a chemist, an astrobiologist, or a scientist of any sort, and that includes most of us, then…

2 months 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…

5 months ago

Curiosity has Lasted More than 2,000 Days on Mars, Triple its Original Mission Plan

The Curiosity rover recently reached another milestone, having spent over 2000 days on Mars. In this time, it has revealed…

1 year ago

Opportunity Starts Historic Descent of Tantalizing Martian Gully to Find Out How Was It Carved

From the precipice of "Perseverance Valley" NASA’s teenaged Red Planet robot Opportunity has begun the historic first ever descent of…

2 years ago

See NASA’s Curiosity Rover Simultaneously from Orbit and Red Planet’s Surface Climbing Mount Sharp

You can catch a glimpse of what its like to see NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover simultaneously high overhead from orbit…

2 years ago

Opportunity Reaches ‘Perseverance Valley’ Precipice – Ancient Fluid Carved Gully on Mars

Now well into her 13th year roving the Red Planet, NASA’s astoundingly resilient Opportunity rover has arrived at the precipice…

2 years ago