sixth_attempt Archive
16 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Finding life on Mars isn't easy. Scientists still haven't been able to detect a definitive sign that either single cellular or multicellular life once roamed the Red Planet.
15 July 2013, 05:24 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is pressing forward with an epic Red Planet road trip, a long-distance drive aimed at the central mountain of its landing site. Curiosity began its long drive July 4 and completed three separate trips in so far.
12 July 2013, 10:15 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun the long journey to the mission's main destination, Mount Sharp. See how it’s driving long hauls on Mars.
12 July 2013, 10:15 AM ET
A team of scientists and engineers gives proposals for NASA's 2020 Mars rover mission, a mission that will borrow the design of the 1-ton Curiosity and seek out ‘biosignatures’ on Mars.
09 July 2013, 09:55 AM ET
NASA will discuss plans for its Mars rover launching in 2020, a huge robot slated to borrow the design of the agency's Mars rover Curiosity. The rover is expected to lay the groundwork for future manned Mars missions.
08 July 2013, 08:11 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set out on its first big road trip, a long journey that will traverse miles of Red Planet scenery over the course of a year or so. It's heading for the base of Mount Sharp, which lies about 5 miles away.
03 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The 30-second video shows the tiny moon Phobos climbing high into the Red Planet sky.
02 July 2013, 03:25 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory snapped imagery during a pass of the Martian moon shortly after sunset. Twenty seven minutes are sped up in this time-lapse.
19 June 2013, 03:53 PM ET
Viewers can zoom in and pan around the huge image.
17 June 2013, 03:48 PM ET
LEGO will produce a fan-built model of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.
17 June 2013, 02:34 PM ET
Laser shots that harness a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second were fired by MSL's ChemCam instrument into a soil target named 'Sutton Inlier'. Sixteen frames from the 20 minutes experiment are time-lapsed/looped.
17 June 2013, 12:42 PM ET
The Mars Science Lab carries 17 cameras and each with a specific purpose. Find out what they do and if the rover can take video.
06 June 2013, 11:26 AM ET
The Mars Science Lab drilled into a rock called 'Cumberland' on May 19th, 2013. The rover had a camera fixated on the task.
05 June 2013, 04:34 PM ET
Curiosity should depart for the base of Mount Sharp in a few weeks.
31 May 2013, 02:57 PM ET
Is it a rat? Or is it a rock? (It's a rock.)
31 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Traditional chemical rockets are too slow to keep crews safe in deep space.
30 May 2013, 12:29 PM ET
Students intent on building the next generation of Mars rovers learn about real-world challenges facing space organizations — funding, deadlines and the unexpected glitches.
29 May 2013, 10:48 AM ET
Professional programmer Karl Sanford wrote a program to compile images from Sol 0 (August 8th, 2012) through Sol 281 (May 21st, 2013) from the Mars Science Laboratory website.
28 May 2013, 12:22 PM ET
Curiosity has been busy since landing on the Red Planet on Aug. 5, 2012.
22 May 2013, 12:11 PM ET
The older cousin of Curiosity discovered a water-weathered rock hinting that Mars could have supported life in its ancient past.
20 May 2013, 04:06 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory has completed its second drill into the surface of the Red Planet. The drilling target was nicknamed 'Cumberland'.
20 May 2013, 03:03 PM ET
The 1-ton robot pulled samples from deep within a Martian rock for the second time ever.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
17 May 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Electric vehicles have no real competitors for the Martian market.
17 May 2013, 01:42 PM ET
The Mobile Science Lab flashes some complex moves to get rock samples from drill bit to baking chamber for chemical analysis (CHIMRA experiment).
10 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Mission scientists want to confirm the exciting results from the rover's first drilling operation.
08 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity should drill another rock within the next week or two.
06 May 2013, 03:40 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover should help clarify Mount Sharp's origins in the coming months.
02 May 2013, 06:00 PM ET
Curiosity's month of freedom on the Red Planet is over.
01 May 2013, 06:55 PM ET
The nine-year-old robot has resumed science operations on the Red Planet.
30 April 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Each mosaic was stitched together using at least 20 images taken by the rover itself.
29 April 2013, 07:52 PM ET
The robot's handlers have prepared commands designed to get things back to normal.
23 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA had been splitting costs with the U.S. Deparment of Energy.
15 April 2013, 10:51 AM ET
Curiosity has been busy since landing on the Red Planet last August.
12 April 2013, 01:53 PM ET
The roving Mars Science Lab's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument tested for levels of the gas Argon in the atmosphere. Those levels indicate the Red Planet once had a more robust atmosphere, confirming what scientists previously thought.
09 April 2013, 06:30 AM ET
No commands will be sent to all four active NASA Mars explorers for the next few weeks.