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curiosity new mission
2014-09-12 10:16:34

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Curiosity Currently Traveling Through Ancient Glaciers On Mars
2014-06-26 03:13:27

3,500 million years ago the Martian crater Gale, through which the NASA rover Curiosity is currently traversing, was covered with glaciers, mainly over its central mound.

curiosity self portrait at windjana
2014-06-24 04:55:11

Curiosity is wrapping up its first Martian year on the surface of the Red Planet today, marking a successful 687 Earth days having already accomplished its primary goal by determining that the world was once home to conditions capable of supporting living microbes.

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Microbial Life
2013-12-09 12:40:55

A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lakebed that would have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

NASA Constructs Billion Pixel Image Of The Red Planet
2013-06-20 09:35:19

NASA is allowing amateur explorers a unique opportunity to explore a section of Mars with a newly developed high-detail image of the Red Planet’s surface. The image, consisting of more than a billion pixels stitched together, was recently taken by the space agency’s Curiosity rover.

Wind, Not Water Formed Mount Sharp Within Mars' Gale Crater
2013-05-06 16:00:37

Scientists at Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology believe that Mount Sharp on Mars was formed by wind, not water.


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