The risk of radiation exposure is not a show-stopper for a long-term manned mission to Mars, new results from NASA's Curiosity rover suggest.
The site where NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed last year contains at least one lake that would have been perfectly suited for colonies of simple, rock-eating microbes found in caves and hydrothermal vents on Earth.
Explore the strangely fascinating phenomenon of robots snapping self portraits while doing cutting-edge science in space!
It's hard being a robot exploring another world, as NASA's Mars Science Laboratory has proven this month.
Rover engineers are troubleshooting a power glitch that came to light on Sunday -- as a precaution, all science operations have been suspended. Continue reading →
Both Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity have honored the memory of the ex-JPL director with two landmarks that will stand testament to the planetary scientist's role in pushing for missions to the red planet. Continue reading →
The ace team at Discovery Lists teamed up with Discovery News ahead of Thursday's big "water on Mars" discovery announcement to produce this brilliant video. Continue reading →
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity has found that the Mars topsoil is laced with surprisingly high quantities of the wet stuff. Continue reading →
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