Gale crater

New Answers for Mars’ Methane Mystery

Planetary scientists perk up whenever methane is mentioned. Methane is produced by living things on Earth, so it's considered to…

4 days ago

Curiosity has Reached an Ancient Debris Channel That Could Have Been Formed by Water

Like a pilgrim seeking wisdom, NASA's MSL Curiosity has been working its way up Mt. Sharp, the dominant central feature…

2 months ago

Mars’ Gale Crater was Filled with Water for Much Longer Than Anyone Thought

Even with all we've learned about Mars in recent years, it doesn't stack up against all we still don't know…

2 months ago

Curiosity Just Found its Strongest Evidence of Ancient Water and Waves on Mars

This week, NASA’s Curiosity rover stumbled across the best evidence yet that liquid water once covered much of Mars in…

1 year ago

Curiosity Finds Another Metal Meteorite on Mars

MSL Curiosity is going about its business exploring Mars. The high-tech rover is currently exploring the sulphate-bearing unit on Mt.…

1 year 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…

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

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

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