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Mars Curiosity

Finding Movie Inspiration in NASA's Real Science: The Case Study of Europa Report

Govindini Murty | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is in the midst of a science-fiction boom, yet few of its sci-fi movies are based on real science. That's a shame, because the scientific discoveries emerging from NASA these days are as exciting as any Hollywood blockbuster.

WATCH: Rover Captures Otherwordly Skywatching First

Space.com | 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 fi...

Rover Marks Anniversary On Mars

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Mount Sharp has beckoned Curiosity since the NASA rover made its grand entrance on Mars exactly a year ago, dangling from nylon ca...

WOW: Orbiter Snaps Amazing Photo Of Rover On Planet's Surface

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

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

Rover Presses On In Epic 'Road Trip'

Space.com | 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...

WATCH: Next Major Mars Mission Unveiled

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

NASA's next Mars rover should hunt for signs of past Red Planet life and collect samples for eventual return to Earth, a team of mission planners has ...

Failed Mars Probe From Cold War Era May Have Been Found

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Space fans from Russia scanning NASA images have spotted what may be a Soviet spacecraft that landed on Mars in 1971 and then mysteriou...

HD PHOTO: Mars In UNBELIEVABLE Clarity

| Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By Alex Wild Stop whatever you are doing now and click on this Mars Gigapixel Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149 in The World I...

WOW: Huge Martian Mountain Spotlighted In New Rover Photos

Posted 03.18.2013 | Science

New photos taken by NASA's Curiosity rover give an awe-inspiring look at Aeolis Mons, a.k.a. Mount Sharp, which rises 18,000 feet up from the Red Plan...

Dude, Where's My Mars Rover? (INTERACTIVE)

Josh Kalven | Posted 04.06.2013 | Science
Josh Kalven

Still wondering how we blasted an SUV-sized robot to Mars last year? Curious what the Curiosity rover is doing up there right now?

Scientists in the Spotlight

Dr. Tyler Nordgren | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Dr. Tyler Nordgren

The truth is that scientists get no training at all in communicating with the public or even our students. And that's a shame, because if the public doesn't understand what science or spacecraft are good for, then eventually they will demand that our tax dollars stop supporting it.

Curiosity Rover Drill "Danger", "Flaw" and "Malfunction": Not So

Rod Pyle | Posted 02.11.2013 | Science
Rod Pyle

Continued testing and updates of mission plans continue to assure that the Curiosity rover's drill will operate as planned, when needed, for the primary mission and beyond. Now let's go drill some rocks and get on with the exploration of Mars!

Misplaced Curiosity

Craig Bowron | Posted 02.09.2013 | Science
Craig Bowron

Until we understand our climate problems, and until we've developed solutions to deal with them, I'm not especially curious about Mars. "Danger, Will Robinson, danger!" With so much climatic uncertainty and so much at stake here at home, we can't afford to get lost in space.

The Great Martian Mystery Revealed... Sort of

Rod Pyle | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science
Rod Pyle

We are dealing with the beginnings of what could end up being life, or pre-life, or at least simple organics on Mars. Whether the agency will step up to the plate and properly seize this priceless moment is an open question.

WATCH LIVE: NASA Reveals Mars Rover Finding

Posted 12.03.2012 | Science

NASA held a press conference Monday, Dec. 3 to give updates about the Mars Curiosity rover. The conference began at noon, Eastern Time, at the Amer...

NASA TO Give Mars Curiosity Update Monday

Posted 12.02.2012 | Science

Members of NASA's Curiosity team are expected to give an update on its mission to Mars on Monday, Dec. 3, at noon. The announcement will be deliver...

Space Agency Dispels Rumors Of 'Earth-Shaking' Discovery

Posted 11.30.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 11/29/2012 05:48 PM EST on SPACE.com Contrary to rampant speculation, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has not made an e...

WATCH: Mars Rover's Delightful 'Dumb Ways To Die' Parody

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

Your lost socks? They're on Mars -- along with the missing Nixon tapes and Amelia Earhart. Or at least that's according to "Cool Things to Find," a...

Doug's Dozen: 12 Things Curiosity May Have Found on Mars

Doug Molitor | Posted 01.26.2013 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

News item: NASA scientists monitoring the Mars rover Curiosity hint at big news. Oh, great. But they can't tell us what it is?

Rover Gobbles First Bite Of Red Planet Dirt

Posted 11.14.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 11/14/2012 07:35 AM EST on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has delivered the first Martian dirt sample to i...

WOW: Curiosity Stitches Together Spectacular New 'Selfie'

Posted 11.04.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 11/02/2012 01:33 PM EDT on SPACE.com Like a tourist who snaps a photo of himself in front of the Eiffel Tower, NA...

The Invisible Threat

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

The audacity and ingenuity we've applied to the red planet can and should be applied to the blue one.

Curiosity Finds Surprising Temperatures At Mars Landing Site

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/01/2012 04:00 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is enjoying some nice, warm weather on the Red P...

The Story of Jake and a Rock on Mars

William J. Clancey | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science
William J. Clancey

Jake Matijevic, a mathematician-turned-rover-engineer who played an important role in the design of the Mars Science Laboratory, now appears in Wikipedia as "Jake Matijevic (rock). Who was Jake and what's so important about this rock that he would be honored in this way?

Richard Branson Plans To Start Mars Colony

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Small Business

Richard Branson is going to Mars. The British billionaire and adventurer, whose company, Virgin Galactic, is among the world’s most prominent spa...