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 press conference will provide an update of Curiosity's studies of the Martian atmosphere.
Curiosity has completed the first in-depth soil analysis ever performed on another planet.
The ChemCam aboard the rover has already done about 10,000 shots with its laser to study their chemical composition of its targets. Most recently, a small cluster of rocks (that resembles famous rock structure in England) has been fired upon 9 times.
The rover's observations could help determine if Martian methane is biological in origin.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is eating Mars soil to determine what it's made of.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has excavated odd shiny particles on Mars, but they appear natural, NASA says.
A rock being examined by Curiosity is different from previously studied Mars rocks.
The rover had taken a few days to study a strange bright scrap on the ground nearby.
The bright object Curiosity spotted while scooping soil over the weekend is a piece of itself, scientists say.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has its first scoopful of Mars, and made an intriguing find.
This video clip shows the first Martian material collected by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, being vibrated inside the scoop after it was lifted from the ground on Oct. 7, 2012.
Rover scientist Dave Blake talks about how the Curiosity Rover’s CheMin instrument works.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is beaming home amazing photos of the Red Planet.
The Mars Science Laboratory is equipped with a special robotic scoop for collecting samples of the martian soil for analysis. In this video, you can see the slow and steady tool being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is poised to begin scooping up Red Planet samples.
Curiosity has the Mayor of Mars title pretty much sewn up.
The president's John Hancock is etched on a plaque affixed to the Mars rover Curiosity's deck.
David Grinspoon plans to use the Curiosity rover's most "RAD" instrument.