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.
Daytime temperatures have climbed above freezing during more than half of Curiosity's days on Mars.
Alluvial fans (river exits) are present in California, just as they are on the Red Planet. Curiosity Rover is nearing one the first target sites in the Gale crater to study where water once flowed on ancient Mars.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has discovered dried-up signs of an ancient stream on the Martian surface.
Once upon a long time ago, streams of water flowed across the landscape of Gale Crater. NASA Senior Planetary Scientist Rebecca Williams explains how sediments were moved and deposited, forming a rock outcrop seen by Curiosity today.
Just as suspected, Gale Crater – landing site of the Mars Science Lab – was the site of fast-flowing water in the planet's distant past. Curisoity's cameras are examining a rock outcrop that is a sure sign of stream-bed.
NASA's Curiosity rover has found proof that water once flowed on the surface at its Gale Crater landing site.
The Mars rover Curiosity news conference webcast begins at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT)
Curiosity took a break from Martian rocks to observe Mars biggest moon in the sky.
Vote for the weirdest thing Curiosity toted to Mars.
NASA's next step for Mars exploration should aim to return pieces of the Red Planet to Earth, scientists say.
The $2.5 billion robot has performed its first contact science operations.
The Mars Science Lab team's Adam Steltzner (architect of the 7 minutes of terror landing) shares his thoughts with NASA on why it is so important for humanity to reach beyond planet Earth.
Curiosity's pictures will help scientists nail down the orbital evolution of Mars' two tiny moons.
The Mars Science Lab rover set it sights upward to witness Phobos transit the disk of the Sun on September 13, 2012. The Mastcam is equipped with special filters for direct Sun observation.
The six-wheeled robot is carrying a 1909 Lincoln penny for use as a calibration target.
The scientist talks about the Curiosity rover's mission on the Red Planet.
Curiosity snapped this "dog's eye view" on Sept. 9, 2012.
Curiosity caught the Martian moon Phobos crossing the face of the sun.