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.
NASA won't send commands to its various Mars explorers for much of April.
Curiosity has still not resumed science operations, however.
The Department of Energy has made its first plutonium-238 in a quarter century.
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.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is beaming home amazing photos of the Red Planet.
Nearly 2,000 scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference this week will reveal the latest finds on the moon, Mars and the solar system.
Curiosity has accomplished its main mission goals, but the rover won't rest on its laurels.
Martian rocks are critical to unlocking the secrets to the Red Planet's past.
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.
The two-year mission of the one-ton rover is to find out if Mars is, or was, capable of supporting life.
Most attempts to define it come up short, scientists say.
Mars once had all the right conditions to support living microbes, suggests a chemical analysis by the Curiosity rover.
At SXSW, NASA social media team tells how they made Mars Curiosity Rover a household name.
See photos of the discovery and analysis of rock samples by NASA scientists using the Mars rover Curiosity.
The Red Planet was habitable long, long ago, scientists say.