Curiosity

Why is it so hard to drill off Earth?

Humans have been digging underground for millennia - on the Earth. It's where we extract some of our most valuable…

7 days 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…

5 months ago

Curiosity Sees a Strong Carbon Signature in a Bed of Rocks

Carbon is critical to life, as far as we know. So anytime we detect a strong carbon signature somewhere like…

2 years ago

Curiosity Might Not Be In An Ancient Lake At All

Photos can't do some places justice - nor can any level of sophisticated remote sensing.  That seems to be the…

3 years ago

Dune Fields in Gale Crater Tell the Story of Mars’ Shifting Climate Over Eons

Rocks can tell us a lot about a planet.  On Earth, the study of geology has been around for hundreds…

3 years ago

Now You Can Build Your Own Curiosity Rover

The open source movement has been a fixture in the software and electronics worlds for over a decade now.  Open…

4 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…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: April 11, 2018: Emily Lakdawalla’s “The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

6 years ago

Book Excerpt: “Incredible Stories From Space,” Roving Mars With Curiosity, part 3

Following is the final excerpt from my new book, "Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing…

7 years ago

Schiaparelli & The Problematic History Of Martian Landings

The Schiaparelli lander will attempt it's landing on Mars in 15 days. Will it succeed, or join the long list…

8 years ago