Latest Mars Science Laboratory Stories
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.
After spending nearly a week trying to diagnose why NASA’s Curiosity rover experienced a “soft short,” engineers gave the all clear for the rover to resume duties on November 23.
Just eight percent of the nearly 5,000 different types of minerals currently found on Earth were present on or near the planet’s surface when life first originated, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the American Journal of Science.
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