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Having successfully completed a software upgrade, the team operating NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now plans to check the vehicle’s wheel for wear-and-tear, officials with the US space agency announced on Friday.
With a new year around the corner, redOrbit decided to take a look back at NASA’s most-prized rover’s accomplishments over the past year, looking at everything from breakthrough discoveries in Martian soil samples to Curiosity’s 100,00th laser shot.
A giant crane will tower above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., shooting out of a hilly mesa like an oversized erector set, ready to help test components of NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
Scientists have announced the first-ever geological analysis of a rock sample performed on another celestial body – Mars.
Newly released data from the Curiosity rover indicate that Martian radiation levels are very close to being acceptable for future manned missions to the surface of the Red Planet.
A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lakebed that would have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
NASA said that three of its instruments built at the Goddard Space Flight Center were all running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the shot heard round the solar system — 100,000 shots, to be exact. The rover has fired the laser it uses as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils 100,000 times.