Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories
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.
The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 soles or Martian days.
Samples obtained by the Mars Rover Curiosity during recent drilling activity appear to indicate that acidic conditions were once present in the region of the Red Planet known as Mount Sharp, officials from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed on Thursday.
Curiosity is back in action following a recent software upgrade, conducting a mini-drill test to make sure that a rock target called Mojave2 is suitable for drilling at full-depth.
The most exciting thing you'll read all day: NASA is developing an RC helicopter designed to fly over Mars and scout ahead for rovers. (Need we say more?)
A new program will allow NASA scientists to virtually work on location on Mars, walking around on the surface of the Red Planet and conduct science operations along with the Curiosity rover thanks to new Microsoft-developed wearable technology.
Even with a faulty flash memory, Opportunity Rover keeps chugging away on the Red Planet. We've never been more inspired by a non-human.
NASA has announced that it will work on a five-year project with automakers Nissan, to develop and test zero-emission, autonomous cars that they hope will change the face of Earthly driving, as well as improving vehicles in space.
Photos taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover may contain the first visual evidence that life could once have existed on Mars, a geobiologist from Old Dominion University in Virginia claims in research recently published online by the journal Astrobiology.
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