NASA’s Curiosity rover sampled the air on Mars this week. At a teleconference on November 2, NASA announced Curiosity had not found any evidence of methane, which is often a sign of life, in the Martian atmosphere.
Everybody is enthusing about Curiosity's latest high-res self-portrait. The image, created by stitching together 55 different images captured using the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), is the most stunning self-portrait the rover has done so far.
NASA’s Mars roving explorer Curiosity has already revealed a treasure trove of discoveries on the Red Planet. Its latest find is a pyramid shaped chunk of rock, that’s proved to be something of a surprise even to NASA.
NASA's Curiosity, a 2,000-pound super-rover, has found proof that water was on Mars, ranging from ankle to waist deep. This is based on images showing what looks like an ancient gravel stream bed, with Curiosity using one contaminated drill bit.
NASA's Curiosity rover landed successfully on Mars on August 5. Now a spoof music video about it has been released, giving a musical tribute to NASA and the hardworking scientists and engineers, who "brought a little bit of Earth to Mars."
At a speed of 13,000 miles per hour, Curiosity will take seven minutes to reach the surface of Mars. Seven minutes of terror described here, with presenters doing their best to match with words the dramatic musical background of this video.
NASA's latest Mars mission scheduled to launch on Nov. 25, will be seeking answers to questions that have intrigued scientists for decades. The most intriguing is whether there had ever been life on Mars, and whether life on Earth originated on Mars.
Who hasn't felt the urge, when jolted awake by a peace-shattering alarm clock, to hurl the thing against the nearest wall? For morning grumps in Japan, there is now an alarm that allows them to let off some steam: a clock that looks like a hand grenade.
Taiwanese animal rights activists saved a dog whose head was trapped in a plastic container for close to a month, local news media reported Sunday. The stray was found to have carried the plastic container around its head.
Cambodia's mysterious "jungle girl" has disappeared back into the forests where she was found less than a year ago, police said Tuesday. The wild woman's story fascinated the world as researchers and psychologists tried to piece together her story.
A replica of NASA's Curiosity Rover and members of the Mars Science Laboratory science team pass the Presidential viewing stand and President Barack Obama during the Inaugural Parade on Monday Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington.
Curiosity Digs In: These 2 photos show a "bite mark" where NASA's Curiosity rover scooped up some Martian soil (left), and the scoop carrying soil.
Scientists enhanced the color in this version to show the Martian scene as it would appear under lighting conditions on Earth.
Illustration of CheMin dual-cell geometry. Exploded view of dual-cell assembly showing windows, tuning-fork assembly, and piezodriver (left). Assembled cell, ready for testing in testbed (right).
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This image shows where NASA's Curiosity rover aimed two different instruments to study a rock known as "Jake Matijevic." The red dots are where the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument zapped it with its laser on Sept. 21, 2012, and Sept. 24, 2012, which were the 45th and 48th sol, or Martian day of operations. The circular black and white images were taken by ChemCam to look for the pits produced by the laser. The purple circles indicate where the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer trained
First image from Curiosity
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HiRISE image of Curiosity's landing site
This image shows changes in the target landing area for Curiosity, the rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project
Livescreen image of Curiosity Mars rover
Photo taken by Curiosity rover in Mars' Gale Crater on April 3 shows light near the top of the frame to the left of center.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snapped this picture of Mount Sharp with its front Hazard Avoidance camera, or Hazcam. The photo was released by NASA on Aug. 6, 2012.