sixth_attempt Archive
16 August 2012, 05:05 PM ET
Not yet roving, but snapping away! During the new science laboratory's third day on Mars (Sol 3) Curiosity sent down high-res images of its surroundings from it's Mastcam.
16 August 2012, 04:32 PM ET
NASA will stream the 1:30 p.m. ET update on Mars rover Curiosity live online.
16 August 2012, 11:34 AM ET
The video takes a different spin on LMFAO's hit song "Sexy and I Know It."
15 August 2012, 12:10 PM ET
Images from a European Mars satellite helped make Curiosity's touchdown last week the most precise landing on the Red Planet yet.
15 August 2012, 11:44 AM ET
The Milky Way arches across this rare 360-degree panorama of the night sky above the Paranal platform, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope in this amazing desktop wallpaper.
15 August 2012, 09:57 AM ET
The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles the Red Planet.
15 August 2012, 06:47 AM ET
The 1-ton robot has an energy-saving 'dream mode,' researchers revealed Tuesday.
14 August 2012, 06:22 PM ET
The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft recorded Curiosity's radio signals.
14 August 2012, 05:45 PM ET
ESA's Mars Express orbiter set its radio antenna to hear the descent of the Mars Science Laboratory. The resulting signal was converted to human-rated audio: MSL's 20-minute entry is compressed to 19 seconds.
14 August 2012, 03:05 PM ET
The huge NASA rover has its driving software loaded up for its first drive next week.
14 August 2012, 01:45 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, Gale Crater is 154 km wide and is located at latitude 5.4 degrees south and longitude 137.9 degrees east.
13 August 2012, 02:35 PM ET
Scientists pieced the 79 pictures into a mosaic.
13 August 2012, 11:38 AM ET
Praise from the President of the United States – and a joke about Flight Director Bobak Ferdowsi viral hair style – were bestowed on the Mars Science Laboratory team. Pres. Obama underlined the programs importance for science and education.
13 August 2012, 11:02 AM ET
President Barack Obama hailed NASA's Mars rover Curiosity team's landing as "mind-boggling."
13 August 2012, 09:50 AM ET
President Obama will congratulate the scientists who landed the Curiosity rover on Mars last week.
13 August 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Curiosity's CheMin instrument is vital to its search for habitability on Mars.
13 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's huge Mars rover Curiosity won't be the last mission to Mars.
13 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity pulled off a stunning landing on the night of Aug. 5.
11 August 2012, 06:50 AM ET
The name is a tribute to the city in Canada's Northwest Territories, a famous jumping-off point for geologists.
10 August 2012, 06:02 PM ET
These instructions can help you build your own LEGO Mars rover model.
10 August 2012, 04:36 PM ET
The six-wheeled robot is updating to software optimized for surface operations.
10 August 2012, 01:27 PM ET
The short-lived dust cloud is likely the crash of the descent stage for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
10 August 2012, 01:17 PM ET
It looks like there will be no shortcuts to the Martian subsurface for NASA's Curiosity rover.
10 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The software transition will prepare Curiosity for its mission on the surface of Mars.
09 August 2012, 11:47 AM ET
This color full-resolution space wallpaper showing the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover was obtained during descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).
09 August 2012, 11:00 AM ET
Gale Crater is a unique and intriguing place, researchers say.
09 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The data could help pave the way for human exploration of Mars.
09 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity is working perfectly so far, researchers say.
09 August 2012, 01:16 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is giving the Red Planet a taste of paparazzi.
08 August 2012, 03:13 PM ET
Curiosity's new Martian environs look a lot like California's Mojave Desert.
08 August 2012, 01:57 PM ET
A flying saucer-like heat shield protected NASA's new Mars rover during its landing Aug. 5.
08 August 2012, 12:23 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped its first 3-D views.
08 August 2012, 12:00 AM ET
On Curiosity's docket today is deploying its mast and establishing direct-to-Earth communications.
07 August 2012, 06:06 PM ET
Astrophysicist Mike Shara – who is also Curator of space science exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History – is ecstatic about Curiosity’s successful landing.’s Dave Brody spoke with him the morning after touchdown.
07 August 2012, 05:21 PM ET
Earthlings will become virtual Martians as they live and work on a Mars schedule to control NASA's new rover.
07 August 2012, 04:49 PM ET correspondent Rod Pyle's video blog takes us backstage at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in the hours leading up to MSL/Curiosity's thrilling landing.