Curiosity Rover

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…

3 months ago

Eight Missions are Getting Extensions, Most Exciting: OSIRIS-REx is Going to Asteroid Apophis

NASA has granted mission extensions to eight different planetary missions, citing the continued excellent operations of the spacecraft, but more…

4 months ago

Curiosity is Going to Find a new Route Around This Tricky Patch Called “Gator-Back Terrain”

Curiosity rover recently encountered "gator-back terrain," the sharp rocks that caused the first breaks in its wheels back in 2017.

4 months ago

Strange Terraces on Mars are a Clear Signal of Sedimentary Rock

If we’ve learned anything about Mars the past 2-3 decades from the various rovers, landers and orbiters we’ve sent to…

5 months ago

Curiosity Finds a Bizarre Rock on Mars that Looks Like a Flower

The Curiosity rover took a picture of something pretty enticing this week on the surface of Mars. While the object…

6 months ago

NASA and HeroX are Crowdsourcing the Search for Life on Mars

NASA and HeroX have launched the Mars Spectrometry Challenge, which will reward a total of $30,000 for new ideas on…

6 months ago

Mont Mercou on Mars

Here are a few stunning views of the Curiosity Rover’s current location, Mont Mercou in Gale Crater on Mars. This…

1 year ago

Iceland is a Similar Environment to Ancient Mars

A new study conducted by NASA scientists and Rice University shows how Iceland's environment is the closest analog on Earth…

2 years ago

Plans for a Mars Sample Return Mission Have Moved to the Next Stage

The Mars Sample Return (MSR) program, a joint effort between NASA and the ESA to bring samples of Mars back…

2 years ago

At One Time, This Region of Mars was Inundated by a “Megaflood”

A new study of the Curiosity rover's data has show that the Gale Crater once experienced massive flooding, bolstering the…

2 years ago