Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories
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
The first “wet chemistry” experiment conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover may have found evidence of long-chain carboxylic acid, a fatty acid that could be the latest organic molecule to be discovered on Mars, researchers from the US space agency have revealed.
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.
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