31 July 2013, 01:44 PM ET
Future life-seeking missions on other worlds may be in for a tough time if all evidence of past or present life is below the surface. Researcher Jan Amend is studying microbes that live underground on Earth.
25 July 2013, 03:31 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is beaming home amazing photos of the Red Planet.
24 July 2013, 02:28 PM ET
A new photo by NASA's sharp-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the agency's Curiosity rover wrapping up work near its landing site before beginning the long trek to the huge and mysterious Mount Sharp, its ultimate science destination.
24 July 2013, 01:50 PM ET
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped imagery of the Mars Science Lab and the tracks its made on June 27th, 2013. The rover was studying its final Glenelg area target on the day of the photo-op.
24 July 2013, 06:00 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is really starting to stretch its legs on the Red Planet. The 1-ton robot made by far the longest drive of its nearly year-long surface mission on Sunday, traversing 329 feet of Martian terrain.
18 July 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Mars is not a nice place to live. New data collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity and studies of ancient Martian meteorites show that Mars' atmosphere probably hasn't changed very much in about 4 billion years.
18 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has notched a mileage milestone, reaching 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) of total driving distance as it heads toward a huge and mysterious Red Planet mountain. The 1-ton rover rolled past the mark on Wednesday, when a 125-foot (38 me
16 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Four billion years ago, Mars had abundant water and a substantial atmosphere. Life could have evolved there, but its reign would have been short. See how scientists are planning to seek out signs of past or present life on Mars.
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.