Latest News About Mars Science Laboratory, NASA's Newest Mars Rover

The Mars rover Curiosity, also known as the Science Laboratory, will launch in late 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012.
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Could 'Green Rust' Be A Catalyst For Martian Life?
The Mars Curiosity Rover has found signs of ancient water on Mars.
May 26th, 2015
Green rust could help living organisms on Mars extract energy from their environment. Scientists are working on ways of identifying green rust on the surface of the Red Planet.
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Hang Gliders on Mars: Innovative Idea to Land Probes on Red Planet
MARSDROP Mission Concept
May 18th, 2015
An innovative concept for tiny probes attached to gliders could one day allow small robots to explore intricate locales on Mars that probes never could reach before, scientists say.
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Could Mars Rover Curiosity's Wheel Damage Be Caused by Corrosion?
'Hidden' Valley in Gale Crater on Mars
April 27th, 2015
A research team has published some intriguing work in Nature Geoscience regarding transient liquid water and water activity at Gale crater on Mars – the exploration zone of NASA’s Curiosity rover.
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Did Curiosity Rover Cause Mars' Mysterious Methane Spike?
Methane on Mars Rover
May 25th, 2015
A scientist has raised questions about the latest detection of methane on Mars, suggesting that NASA's rover could be responsible for the mysterious burp. Highly unlikely, but not impossible, says the Curiosity team.
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Curiosity Rover Sees Stunning Blue-Tinted Sunset on Mars (Video)
Curiosity Rover Sees Martian Sunset
May 11th, 2015
Curiosity captured the images, which mission team members combined into a Martian sunset video, with its Mast Camera between dust storms on April 15, NASA officials said.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Spotted from Space (Photo)
MRO Spots Mars Rover Curiosity in 'Artist's Drive'
April 24th, 2015
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a photo on April 8 that shows the car-size Curiosity rover cruising through a valley called Artist's Drive in the foothills of Mount Sharp.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Spots 'Ice Cream Sandwich' Rocks (Photos)
This photo, taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on March 18, 2015, shows a network of two-tone mineral veins at an area called "Garden City" in the foothills of Mount Sharp.
April 2nd, 2015
The rocks, which lie at a site dubbed Garden City near the base of the 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) Mount Sharp, harbor ridges up to 2.5 inches (6 centimeters) tall that are composed of bright and dark mineral veins.
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Slippery Slopes on Mars Send Curiosity Rover on Detour
Rough Terrain Ahead of Curiosity Rover
May 23rd, 2015
The Curiosity team mapped out a new route to some interesting rocks using images captured by Curiosity and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the Red Planet since 2006.
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Mars Life Search: Iron-Rich Rocks Could Be Key
Curiosity Drills Holes on Mars
April 24th, 2015
A study of Yellowstone's hot springs has revealed new clues about how organic materials might get preserved in similar environments on the Red Planet, bettering our chances of finding possible signs of life.
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