Curiosity Rover

Mars Has Bizarre Dunes Thanks to its Low Atmospheric Pressure and Strange Winds

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers led by Stanford University used artificial intelligence…

1 month 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…

4 months 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…

9 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…

10 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.

10 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…

11 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…

12 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…

12 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…

2 years 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