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Mars Curiosity Rover’s ‘anniversary’ in ancient glacial landscape

Torrejon - Ancient glaciers shaped the landscape of Gale Crater on Mars, while, in lower lying areas, rivers and lakes of extremely cold liquid water formed landscapes resembling those found in Iceland and Alaska.

Canadian start-up makes affordable robot rover for schools

A robot has been designed for home and school use by a Canadian start-up company. It acts very much like the Curiosity Rover that touched down on Mars recently. Fortunately, this robot comes with a lower price tag.

Op-Ed: Big game changer? Water in Mars surface makes a huge difference

Sydney - The Mars Rover Curiosity has returned positive samples of water in Martian surface materials. This discovery effectively confirms years of theory and speculation regarding Martian water.

NASA releases photograph of Curiosity's path to date

London - NASA has released a high-resolution photograph depicting the path left behind by Curiosity rover over its first 36 weeks of Martian exploration

ESA and Roscosmos sign deal for ExoMars Mars explorer missions

The European Space Agency and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, announced today that they entered a formal agreement to work together on the ExoMars programme, looking ahead to the launch of two missions to the planet Mars in 2016 and 2018.

Op-Ed: Martian ‘flower’ goes viral

Sydney - Mars rover Curiosity has more than a name going for it. It’s just discovered a Martian “flower”, an unusual mineral formation which has everybody guessing. The “flower" is definitely different.

American Geophysical Union: Update on Mars Curiosity’s analyses

The science community has been abuzz with rumours recently that Mars Curiosity rover had found something big on Mars but in a briefing at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, NASA scientists played down the hype.

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

The US space agency (NASA) has announced plans to launch a new robotic rover on Mars in 2020. The new vehicle will be based on the Curiosity Rover, which landed on the Red Planet back in August.

Mars Curiosity Rover: NASA hints at historic discovery

NASA talked tantalisingly about a discovery made by its Mars Curiosity Rover this week that could "get in the history books" but finding out what exactly that discovery may be will have to wait a few weeks until NASA has checked results.

Curiosity sniffs the Martian air but no clues yet to life on Mars

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.

Mars rover Curiosity digs deep and finds something like Hawaii

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has continued its solitary mission to the Red Planet, this week making a start on analysing soil samples scooped up from the Martian surface. Initial results show similarities between Martian soil and soil found on Hawaii.

Scottish village twins with Mars

The small Scottish village Glenelg will hold a ceremony this weekend at which it will officially twin itself with the region on Mars currently being visited by the Curiosity rover.

Curiosity on Mars – NASA puzzled by 'unique' Jake Matijevic rock

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: Mars 'bright object' likely 'benign plastic' from Curiosity

An image taken by Curiosity's camera showing its robotic arm scooping sand reveals an object that sparked off speculations online, with guesses from ET earrings to gold tooth, even after NASA said it was likely a bit of the rover that broke off.

Alien hunters say NASA Mars Curiosity spots 'UFO' in Martian sky

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has captured images that have raised claims of UFO sightings on Mars. The images include one showing a white light moving across the horizon and another showing four blob-like objects hovering in the sky.

NASA launches video: Where were you when Curiosity landed?

Pasadena - A new video by NASA celebrates once more the technological success of Curiosity's landing on Mars. This time it shows not only the team of the Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but also the public's reaction the night of the landing.

NASA's Curiosity sends back images of Mars' 'Earth-like' terrain

The latest images beamed back by NASA's Curiosity rover are revealing eerily "Earth-like" Martian terrain. John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology comments: "The first impression that you get is how Earth-like this seems."

Video: Watch NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars

After NASA's Mars Curiosity rover landed on Monday, it has beamed back the first color images of its new environment with 297 thumbnails NASA has processed into a video of the rover's dive through the Martian atmosphere.

Watch NASA's livestream of Curiosity Rover landing on Mars

Science fiction is now truly reality TV as NASA is livestreaming Monday morning's rover landing on Mars, scheduled to occur at 1:24 a.m. ET. The Curiosity Rover will assess whether Mars ever was, or is still, an atmosphere able to support life.
 

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Mars rover Curiosity cameras detect  bright object  on Martian surface
Mars rover Curiosity cameras detect "bright object" on Martian surface
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An artist s representation of Curiosity
An artist's representation of Curiosity
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Illustration of CheMin dual-cell geometry. Exploded view of dual-cell assembly showing windows  tuni...
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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Artist s impression of Curiosity rover on the Martian surface
Artist's impression of Curiosity rover on the Martian surface
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NASA s Mars rover Curiosity snapped this picture of Mount Sharp with its front Hazard Avoidance came...
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.
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In this photo released by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona  NASA s Curiosity rover and its parachut...
In this photo released by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona, NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute, left, descend to the Martian surface on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.
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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA s Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface ...
This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).
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Curiosity s First Sample Drilling: At the center of this image from NASA s Curiosity rover is the ho...
Curiosity's First Sample Drilling: At the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity rover is the hole in a rock called "John Klein" where the rover conducted its first sample drilling on Mars. The drilling took place on Feb. 8, 2013
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Curiosity rover: A self portrait.
Curiosity rover: A self portrait.
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One of the first images from a second batch of images sent from the Curiosity rover is pictured of i...
One of the first images from a second batch of images sent from the Curiosity rover is pictured of its wheel after it successfully landed on Mars.
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NASA selected Gale as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. In this image  north...
NASA selected Gale as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. In this image, north is down. The towering Aeolis Mons dominates the surrounding crater plain.
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Curiosity takes a  selfie  to celebrate its One Mars Year Anniversary.
Curiosity landed on sol 0. S...
Curiosity takes a "selfie" to celebrate its One Mars Year Anniversary. Curiosity landed on sol 0. So the end of sol 668 marked one trip around the Sun for Curiosity's surface mission.
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his full-resolution version of one of the first images taken by a rear-left Hazard-Avoidance camera ...
his full-resolution version of one of the first images taken by a rear-left Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, was released on Aug. 6, 2012.
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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA s Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface ...
This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).
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False-color map shows the area within Gale Crater on Mars  where NASA s Curiosity rover landed on Au...
False-color map shows the area within Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT) and the location where Curiosity collected its first drilled sample at the "John Klein" rock.
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Integrated Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument for Mars Science Laboratory rover  Curiosity .
Integrated Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument for Mars Science Laboratory rover "Curiosity".
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This handout image from NASA  one of the first images from the Curiosity rover which landed on Mars ...
This handout image from NASA, one of the first images from the Curiosity rover which landed on Mars the evening of August 5, 2012, shows the wheel of the rover after it successfully landed on Mars.
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