Mars Science Laboratory

Curiosity has Reached an Ancient Debris Channel That Could Have Been Formed by Water

Like a pilgrim seeking wisdom, NASA's MSL Curiosity has been working its way up Mt. Sharp, the dominant central feature…

3 weeks ago

Watch a Full Martian Day, From Dawn to Dusk

On November 8th, NASA's Curiosity Rover paused its incessant science work and just watched the day unfold on Mars. The…

4 months ago

Curiosity has Seen its 4,000th Martian Sunrise

Not to make anyone feel old, but it's been over 11 years since NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on Mars. The…

6 months ago

Curiosity Has Spent Three Years Trying to Reach This Spot on Mars

About three billion years ago, rushing water on Mars carried mud and boulders down a steep slope and deposited them…

7 months ago

Curiosity Sees Spectacular Crepuscular Rays in Martian Clouds

NASA's Curiosity Rover usually looks down at the ground, studying nearby rocks and craters. But sometimes, it looks up and…

1 year ago

Perseverance has Found a Nice Patch of Sandstone on Mars

NASA's rolling geology robot shared a great image of sandstone that it found on Mars in Jezero Crater. It's in…

1 year ago

Curiosity Arrives in a Salty Region of Mars. Was it Left Over From a Dying Sea?

The Curiosity rover has now reached its primary target on Mount Sharp on Mars, the mountain in the middle of…

2 years ago

Without Water and Life, Geology on Mars is Driven by the Wind

On Earth, we all know what changes our landscapes: water and wind erosion, tectonic activity, and volcanism. Today on Mars,…

2 years ago

Curiosity Finds Life-Crucial Carbon in Mars Rocks

We are carbon-based life forms. That means the basis for the chemical compounds that forms our life is the element…

2 years ago

The “Doorway on Mars” is More Like a Dog Door

Mars Curiosity rover took a panorama of this rock cliff during its trip across Mount Sharp on Mars. Circled is…

2 years ago