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Latest Mars rover Stories

Sandstone layers with varying resistance to erosion
2014-03-25 06:30:10

Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint.

mars striations
2014-02-27 12:04:34

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has reached an area where orbital images had piqued researchers' interest in patches of ground with striations all oriented in a similar direction.

curiosity looks back
2014-02-20 11:08:34

Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.

2014-02-14 16:21:32

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curiosity tracks across dune
2014-02-12 07:45:08

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is continuing its traverse toward enticing science destinations after climbing over a dune spanning a gap in a ridge.

Mars Rover Curiosity Captures Image Of 'Evening Star' Earth
2014-02-07 08:54:15

New images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky.

NASA Curiosity Team Looks For Safer Route To Mount Sharp
2014-01-30 06:39:31

A NASA team is currently considering an alternate route for Mars rover Curiosity’s trek toward its next drilling site and later to Mount Sharp after considerable wheel damage has occurred over much of the last year.

Controversial Scientist Sues NASA For Not Investigating Alien Life
2014-01-29 13:01:01

Persistent theories of alien life stemming from a recent Martian rock that was discovered has led one self-proclaimed controversial scientist to launch a lawsuit against NASA for not fully investigating the issue.

Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Finds New Evidence Of Ancient Wet Environment
2014-01-24 05:45:59

New findings from rock samples collected and examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity have confirmed an ancient wet environment that was milder and older than the acidic and oxidizing conditions told by rocks the rover examined previously.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.