Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries
Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
The space agency has likely been holding off until the presidential election was decided.
The space agency will likely continue working to get astronauts to an asteroid by 2025.
Scientists are looking at the moon's Linne Crater as something of a case study.
Budget issues will probably be a much bigger driver for the space agency, experts say.
The 1-ton robot will keep sniffing the Red Planet's air.
Like a tourist, the robot stretched out its arm to capture itself and its surroundings.
The CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy) instrument aboard the Mars Science Laboratory has delivered its first results on the make up of the Martian soil it sampled.
When it comes to Mars sample return missions, it's humans vs. robots.
Asteroid belts like the one between Mars and Jupiter appear to be rare beyond our solar system.
The press conference will provide an update of Curiosity's studies of the Martian atmosphere.
This cool space wallpaper from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows "Victoria crater," an impact crater at Meridiani Planum, near the equator of Mars.
Curiosity has completed the first in-depth soil analysis ever performed on another planet.
The rocky, metallic worlds of the inner solar system look quite different from those of the outer solar system, one theory supposes they formed in much the same way. However, a competing theory suggests they may have formed from different components.
Valles Marineris, seen at an angle of 45 degrees to the surface in near-true colour and with four times vertical exaggeration in this space wallpaper.
The lines could have resulted from the melting and evaporation of frozen, salty water.
Visiting astronauts will have to take special care not to contaminate the Red Planet.
The rover's observations could help determine if Martian methane is biological in origin.