Mars Science Laboratory

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…

3 years ago

Molecular Oxygen on Mars is Behaving Unusually Through the Seasons. A Sign of Life?

An atmospheric drama has been playing out on Mars lately. Up until now, the main actor has been methane, and…

3 years ago

There’s the Curiosity Rover, On the Move, Seen from Space

If the Curiosity rover was paranoid, would it feel like it was being watched? Well, it is being watched, by…

3 years ago

Curiosity Finds A Region of Ancient Dried Mud. It Could Have Been an Oasis Billions of Year Ago

What happened to Mars? If Mars and Earth were once similar, as scientists think, what happened to all the water?…

3 years ago

Pictures from Curiosity Show the Bottom of an Ancient Lake on Mars, the Perfect Place to Search for Evidence of Past Life

It's all about the detail. In a way, Mars looks like a dusty, dead, dry, boring planet. But science says…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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.

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years ago