Mars the Red Planet: Latest News and Discoveries
Mars, The Red Planet, Fourth Planet From The Sun
Curiosity had been recovering from a memory issue since late February.
The Caltech Space Challenge runs all week.
Private companies and nonprofit organizations are planning deep space missions to the moon, asteroids and even Mars.
NASA won't send commands to its various Mars explorers for much of April.
The moon's orbit brings it 6 feet closer to the red planet every century.
Deimos' radius is only 3.9 miles. The tiny moon zips around Mars in only 30 hours and is so close to its parent planet that it was missed for centuries.
Curiosity has still not resumed science operations, however.
The Department of Energy has made its first plutonium-238 in a quarter century.
A look at the robotic spacecraft currently sending data home from beyond Earth orbit.
A minor computer error has sent Curiosity back into safe mode.
This cool space wallpaper is a mosaic of images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, which shows Mount Sharp in a white-balanced color adjustment.
The 3-mile-high Mount Sharp is Curiosity's ultimate destination.
Curiosity has accomplished its main mission goals, but the rover won't rest on its laurels.
NASA Scientist Joel Hurowitz explains that favorable conditions for life on ancient Mars (found by Curiosity rock sample analysis) at the Gale Crater are in direct contrast with data from the Opportunity Rover about the Meridian Planum region.
Curiosity is not yet ready to start the trek to Mount Sharp.
Russian and European space officials signed a deal to launch a Red Planet orbiter in 2016 and a rover in 2018 as part of the ExoMars program.
Mars once had all the right conditions to support living microbes, suggests a chemical analysis by the Curiosity rover.
Behind the scenes look at the Clark telescope, built by Percival Lowell to study Mars, that first discovered the expanding nature of the universe and mapped the Moon for the Apollo program. It is one of the largest refracting telescope ever built.