Latest Curiosity Stories
You’re all alone on the surface of a bleak planet, you’re only able to travel at a snail’s pace, and the only contact you have with Earth is subject to a 14 minute delay. If ever there were a more appropriate time to fire off a laser with abandon, I can’t think of one.
Curiosity's first destination will be a natural intersection of three types of terrain known as Glenelg, located some 1,300 feet (400 meters) east southeast of its landing site, NASA officials have announced.
Mohawk Man may be a new Internet sensation, but NASA will need a new kind of superhero to keep one hacker at bay from its new Curiosity rover.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT), Aug. 14, to provide a status update on the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
"What you've accomplished embodies the American spirit." This praise came from President Barack Obama in a phone call to the operations team, in which he lauded NASA's "incredibly impressive" mission in landing the Curiosity rover on Mars last week.
Was it wreckage from an extraterrestrial spacecraft? Was it a smudge of dirt on the camera lens? Was it a dust devil that just happened to be in the right place at the right time?
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity landing and the early images captured by the NASA rover have garnered a lot of attention over the past week, but they aren't the only ones gaining fame as a result of the mission.
NASA is releasing even more photographs taken by the Curiosity rover during its first week of service on the Red Planet.
Since landing on Mars, Curiosity has been uploading tons of data back to Earth, including 3D images taken by its onboard cameras.
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