sixth_attempt Archive
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.
07 August 2012, 03:32 PM ET
An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory became an unsuspecting internet star.
07 August 2012, 12:30 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper of the landscape to the north of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the afternoon of the first day after landing.
07 August 2012, 12:10 PM ET
This space wallpaper taken by NASA's Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover, its main science target, Mount Sharp.
07 August 2012, 10:33 AM ET
See the amazing first landing photos from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity from Aug. 5/6, 2012.