Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories
Data will help scientists read Curiosity Mars rover samples for signs of life, says UMD coauthor of study published today in Nature. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
It’s the mystery that has space enthusiasts and the blogosphere buzzing: what exactly is the flash of light that appears on photos taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover earlier this month?
On Wednesday, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove the last 98 feet (30 meters) needed to arrive at a site planned since early 2013 as a destination for studying rock clues about ancient environments that may have been favorable for life.
After 18 months on Mars, the rover Curiosity has taken more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil, painting a more detailed image of how much water was once on the Red Planet.
Mars may have once, or still does, possess conditions capable of supporting life, making it a continued primary candidate for future missions. Researchers have now designed a simulation chamber that could be used to help prepare for these missions to the Red Planet.
Researchers in Spain have designed a vacuum chamber capable of mimicking conditions on Mars to test gear for use in future missions WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
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.
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.
Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is continuing its traverse toward enticing science destinations after climbing over a dune spanning a gap in a ridge.
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