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Mars Rover Curiosity

Mars Rover Curiosity Gets Smarter

Rod Pyle | Posted 07.28.2016 | Science
Rod Pyle

Curiosity has gotten smarter: the Mars rover now has the capability to select ChemCam laser targets autonomously, allowing the four year-old prospector to choose its own targets for remote evaluation.

The Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch and the $1 Trillion Mars Mission

Chris Carberry | Posted 02.03.2017 | Science
Chris Carberry

I have a confession to make: This article is actually only about the myth that sending humans to Mars will cost $1 trillion, but ironically, that myth...

LOOK: Rover Spots Super-Strange Veins On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

The discovery of strange, mineral veins on Mars has planetary scientists buzzing. And no wonder: the find may shed new light on the Red Planet's water...

Is THIS Evidence Of Ancient Life On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.08.2015 | Science

Evidence that Mars once harbored alien life continues to mount. Just weeks after NASA's Curiosity rover detected spikes of methane in the Martian ...

Mars Methane: Life at Last?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

It might be life, or it might not be. But the good news is that we now have evidence of some sort of activity under the surface of Mars -- phenomena subject to solid, repeatable measurement.

New Evidence Of Life On Mars?

Reuters | Linda So | Posted 12.17.2014 | Science

Could it be evidence that there was once life on Mars? NASA's Curiosity rover has found spikes of methane in the Martian atmosphere, a gas that on ...

'Traffic Light' Spotted On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

Conspiracy theorists have gotten the green light to chatter about another strange object on the Red Planet. This time it's not a Mars rat or a jelly d...

After Long Drive, Rover Brags About Its Arrival

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science

The little rover finally made it! After driving for more than two years across treacherous terrain, NASA's Curiosity rover has finally reached its ...

11 Mysterious Objects On Mars That Aren't What They Seem

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

Is there life on Mars? While recent evidence indicates ancient water may once have supported life on the red planet, our search for E.T. has come up d...

PHOTOS: Here's What Curiosity Looks Like After Two Brutal Years On Mars

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

Curiosity killed the cat? Maybe. But one thing's for sure--Mars is slowly killing Curiosity. That's Curiosity the Mars rover, which earlier this mo...

Rover Runs Into Trouble, Turns Back | Mike Wall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity may have to choose a new route to the base of a huge Red Planet mountain. The 1-ton Curiosity rover had been heading for...

Mars: It's All About the Life

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Chris Carberry

Life on Mars is inevitable. Now, such a statement may sound audacious, farfetched, and maybe even just a little bit crazy. It might be viewed as being just a wild prognostication about finding extraterrestrial microbial life on Mars - but it is based firmly in the realm of reality.

WATCH: Sparks Fly On Red Planet | Mike Wall | Posted 07.19.2014 | Science

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser. On Saturday (July 12),...

Here's How The Mars Rover Took That Selfie

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science

How did Curiosity snap that "selfie" without getting its robotic arm in the picture? That's what curious folks have been asking about the amazing ...

It's Time We Commit to Send Humans to Mars

Chris Carberry | Posted 03.23.2014 | Science
Chris Carberry

If we can achieve Mars without a major increase in budget, it would be fiscally irresponsible not to commit. We have made a long-term investment in space. Let's make the most effective use of taxpayer and private dollars and accomplish something bold and inspiring for the nation and the world.

WATCH: What Did Mars Look Like Billions Of Years Ago?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

Ever pondered what our nearest planetary neighbor Mars may have looked like billions of years ago? Then ponder no more. NASA's Goddard Space Flight...

Martian Archaeology. Not.

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Without doubt, discovering proof that Triceratops, Nazis and miscellaneous hardware were once present on the rocky landscapes of Mars is great fun. But if you think that's what you're really seeing, you've been victimized by that soft, squishy organ between your ears.

Mars Methane Mystery Deepens | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has revealed no trace of methane, a potential sign of primitive life, on the Martian surface, contradicting past evidence ...

WATCH: Rover Captures Otherwordly Skywatching First | Mike Wall | Posted 08.16.2013 | Science

A spectacular new video from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the Red Planet's two tiny moons eclipsing each other in an otherworldly skywatching fir...

New Mars Probe In 'Final Push' Before Launch | Mike Wall | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

As NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates one year on Mars, the space agency has begun final preparations for the launch of its next Red Planet mission lat...

One Year of Curiosity - Are We Any Closer to Sending Humans to Mars?

Chris Carberry | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science
Chris Carberry

If we want to send humans to Mars by the early 2030s, we can't do it with the model that we used for reaching the Moon. We will need more efficient ways of moving forward and to design architectures that can be accomplished with the assumption that NASA will receive flat funding for the foreseeable future.

WATCH: Time-Lapse Squeezes One Year On Mars Into Two Minutes | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will celebrate its one-year anniversary on the Red Planet next week, and to celebrate the occasion, the space agency relea...

WOW: Orbiter Snaps Amazing Photo Of Rover On Planet's Surface | Mike Wall | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 07/24/2013 03:03 PM EDT on A new photo by a sharp-eyed NASA Mars orbiter shows the agency's Curiosity rover w...

Rover Presses On In Epic 'Road Trip' | Megan Cannon | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is pressing forward with an epic Red Planet road trip, a long-distance drive aimed at the central mountain of the robot's ...

Orbiter Settles Uncertainty Over Off-Planet Driving Record | Mike Wall | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

A 1970s Soviet rover did indeed travel about 3 miles farther on the surface of the moon than originally thought, meaning that any robot hoping to brea...