Latest Mars Exploration Rover Stories
NASA has successfully repaired the busted autofocus capabilities on the Curiosity’s Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument, improving the Mars rovers’ ability to collect data about the chemical composition of targets.
Curiosity took some time to relax and enjoy the sights of Mars as he sipped a beer. Okay, maybe that last part wasn't true.
Curiosity is doing all of us down here on Earth proud as he completed a total drive of 10 km on his way to analyze the Washboard unit.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered two-tone mineral veins on a layered mountain which provides new clues of multiple fluid movement episodes on Mars, including some that occurred later than the wet conditions that formed after lake-bed deposits at its base.
Poor Opportunity! This little rover is having memory problems again just 5 days after its memory was reformatted.
An ancient Martian lake system in the Jezero Crater, near the planet’s equator, is high on a list of possible landing sites for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The site shows clear signs of water and may therefore hold significant clues to the presence of ancient life on Mars. Researchers from Brown University have completed a new analysis of the Jezero area which found that water filled the crater at least twice in separate periods of water activity. This makes Jezero a prime target in the...
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.
GREENBELT, Md., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen
What are the weird looking rocks on Mars? And will Opportunity's memory be fixed? We are sitting on the edge of our seats.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.
Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...