Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories
Zoe, an autonomous and solar-powered robot, was the first to map microbial life in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2005. This month, Zoe is headed back into the world’s driest desert equipped with a one-meter drill to search for subsurface life.
NASA’s Opportunity rover has discovered new evidence that Mars was once a planet capable of supporting life – a rock which appears to be rich in clays formed in non-acidic water.
NASA's veteran rover Opportunity is trekking towards a new study area as it closes in on its 10th year anniversary.
NASA's Curiosity rover is wrapping up its objectives in its current location and getting ready to move on to an area about five miles away.
The most convincing evidence yet that the frigid deserts of Mars were once a habitable environment crossed by flowing water are presented by pebbles and sand scattered near an ancient Martian river network.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.
There are many barriers that stand in the way of sending a human team to the surface of Mars. But near the top of the list of dangers would have to be the radiation exposure during the round trip voyage through the solar system. Clearly, a detailed understanding of the exposure levels is key in planning any mission to the Red Planet.
Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history.
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