Budget cuts may force NASA's Curiosity rover mission to slam on the brakes just as it's reaching its highly anticipated home stretch.
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 Curiosity team just released a 1.8-billion-pixel panorama that features "Glen Torridon," a region on the flanks of Mars' 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) Mount Sharp.
An attitude problem sidelined NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently, but the robot's handlers whipped it back into shape in short order.
Curiosity is the last functioning rover on Mars, and its lonely mission has taken the robot to a steep mountain in the middle of a vast crater.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover performed some rare science work recently, then took a bit of a break to take in the austere beauty of its surroundings.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover may have just captured a snapshot of the Red Planet's long-ago Great Drying.
Mars mission managers are dealing with the biggest source of electromagnetic interference in the solar system.
It's been seven years since NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars, but the robot geologist is still tackling big questions about Red Planet rocks.
Curiosity will be coming 'round the Martian mountain when it comes — and a colorful new animation highlights where exactly the mission is headed.
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars got lucky last month and spotted not one but two eclipses — in less than two weeks, one for each of the Red Planet's moons.
After a brief staycation caused by a technical glitch, the Curiosity rover is back to gathering data on a clay-rich region of Mars, according to a NASA statement released today (Feb. 28).
We all edit our selfies to capture our best sides, and the Curiosity rover on Mars is no different, as shown in a new "selfie" NASA released to mark the rover's last days at Vera Rubin Ridge.