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.
The rover's Dust Removal Tool clears away the ubiquitous Red Planet dust.
The Curiosity rover has snapped photos of a Martian "flower" and "Snake River" on Mars.
NASA's Spirit rover landed nine years ago today, and its twin Opportunity followed three weeks later.
Earth has been sending probes to Mars for decades, but some missions stand above the rest.
Curiosity spent its first Christmas on Mars exploring a new area of the Red Planet.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is the largest rover ever sent to the Red Planet. Get the latest news and discoveries from the mission here.
Radiation risk currently limits space journeys to about one year, experts say.
Adam Steltzner led the team that landed Curiosity on Mars this past August.
The six-wheeled robot is depicted in MAD's venerable fold-in feature.
On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait as seen in this space wallpaper.
Engineers installed a potential fix shortly before the rover launched last November.
NASA will keep running Curiosity and its other Mars assets as long as they're scientifically viable.
Some scientists want the 2020 rover mission to collect pieces of Mars for eventual return to Earth.
NASA will launch a new Mars science rover with new tools to study the Red Planet. Former astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld outlines the next 8 years of Mars exploration.
Mars explorers could spend nearly two years on the Red Planet without receiving a worryingly high dose.
Soil analysis on Mars by the roving laboratory has delivered a detection of simple organic compounds. Further review will determine if it is actually from Mars or residuals from the rovers time on Earth and, critically, if it is the result of life.
NASA's Curiosity rover found Martian dirt containing chlorine, water and sulfur compounds.
The Mars Science Laboratory spent six weeks investigating an area on Mars that was dubbed 'Rocknest'. Next up - the rover will be moving on to 'Point Lake' where it will look for a good target to drill.