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Mars Rover Curiosity

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.

Mars Rover Finds Site That Might Have Hosted Life

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect ...

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

Space.com | 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

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...

New Mars Probe In 'Final Push' Before Launch

Space.com | 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 la...

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.

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...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Squeezes One Year On Mars Into Two Minutes

Space.com | 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 rele...

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...

Orbiter Settles Uncertainty Over Off-Planet Driving Record

Space.com | 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 bre...

Rover Embarks On Epic Road Trip

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Martian mountain, here Curiosity comes. The NASA rover has officially kicked off its long-delayed road trip to Mount Sharp, a trek tha...

WATCH: 'Moonrise' Spotted On Red Planet

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science

One of Mars' two tiny moons climbs high into the Red Planet sky in an otherworldly new video recorded by NASA's Curiosity rover. The video, which st...

LOOK: Stunning Snapshot Shows Red Planet In 1.3 Billion Pixels

SPACE.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.20.2013 | Science

A new 1.3-billion-pixel image from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity allows viewers to zoom in and investigate part of the Red Planet in incredible detai...

Beyond the Politics: Space Exploration Is Imperative to Innovation and Inspiration

Eileen M. Collins | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Eileen M. Collins

As a nation, we must put politics aside to ensure that expanding the space frontier occupies a prominent place on our national agenda. We need strategic, adequately funded and aggressively paced programs to keep America at the summits of technical innovation and exploration.

Mars Rover To Turn Its Back On 'Rat'

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.06.2013 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will apparently perform no follow-up studies of a Red Planet rock that resembles a rodent, dealing a blow to the nascent...

WATCH: Nine Months Of 'Curiosity' Squeezed Into One Amazing Minute

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Science

What exactly has NASA's Mars rover Curiosity been doing in its nine months on the red planet? Well, do you have a minute? An incredible time lapse ...

WATCH: Rover's Huge Parachute Flaps In Martian Breeze

Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

Scientists have spotted new activity on Mars -- but it's not extraterrestrial life. Instead, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back imag...

Sun Forces 'Staycation' For Mars Craft

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- It's the Martian version of spring break: Curiosity and Opportunity, along with their spacecraft friends circling overhead, will take i...

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...

What's Next For Mars Rover?

Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 03/25/2013 03:15 PM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has already achieved its main miss...

Mars Spacecraft Will Be On Their Own For HOW Long?

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/25/2013 05:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com An unfavorable planetary alignment will force NASA's fleet of robotic Mars explorer...

NASA: Ancient Mars Could Have Sustained Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.12.2013 | Science

At a press conference Tuesday, scientists revealed NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs that ancient Mars had the essential elements necessary f...