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Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories

curiosity methane mars
2015-05-28 09:33:10

One of the reasons the Curiosity rover was sent to Mars was to determine once and for all if the Red Planet was emitting methane, but could it have actually further muddled matters instead by giving off the chemical compound itself?

curiosity laser chemcam
2015-05-25 09:32:14

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.

pia19400-16
2015-05-11 10:36:16

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.

PIA19390_hires
2015-04-18 16:02:45

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.

mars fluid
2015-04-03 13:28:15

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.

2015-03-24 16:22:07

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

2015-03-24 16:21:56

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

fatty acids
2015-03-23 14:31:23

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.

curiosity rover
2015-03-04 13:03:46

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.

curiosity methane Mars
2015-02-27 10:53:21

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.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'