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.
A dust storm raging southwest of Curiosity's landing site has cleared up.
NASA's Mars program is already reeling from recently announced budget cuts.
Here’s a list of some of the events going on to celebrate the upcoming landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.
Mischievous Mars has often seemed evade the best lenses - and the best minds - of science. Throughout the deep and rich history Mars observation, the little red planet has seduced both hard science and rampant speculation. It still does.
The 1-ton rover carries gear that can identify carbon-containing organic compounds.
Here's how NASA's newest Mars rover will land on the Red Planet.
A look at the navigation, sensing and communications tools Curiosity will use to think.
Mars, Saturn and the bright star Spica will form a tight triangle in the western sky on August 5th that will be visible after sunset. The Mars Science Laboratory is set to land on the Red Planet at 1:31am (EDT) on August 6th, 2012.
A never-before-tried Sky Crane will lower NASA's new rover to Mars.
The 1-ton rover is too heavy to land on legs or cushioned by airbags.
ChemCam will help the Curiosity rover determine rock composition from afar.
This global view of Mars shows the landing sites of NASA's Viking 1, Viking 2, Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, Phoenix spacecraft and includes where Curiosity is set to touchdown on August 6th, 2012 (EDT).
The Sample Analysis Mars (SAM) instruments aboard the Mars Science Laboratory will bake Mars surface samples and be able to derive the chemical make up. Scientists hopes of finding organic molecules, to help better understand the Red Planet.
See photos and images of NASA's preparations for the Aug. 5/6 landing of Mars rover Curiosity.
The 1-ton Curiosity rover is due to touch down Sunday night inside Mars' huge Gale Crater.
Do you think NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will land successfully?
NASA hopes to use the Curiosity rover's landing to build awareness about Red Planet exploration.