Curiosity Rover

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.

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

Perseverance Will be Scanning Inside Rocks for Fossils on Mars

When it arrives on Mars next year, Perseverance will use a next-generation X-ray scanner assisted by AI to search for…

3 years ago

The Surface of Mars Might Have Gotten an Acid Bath, Obscuring Evidence of Past Life

According to a recent study, the presence of acidic and alkali fluids on the surface of Mars mean that its…

3 years ago