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Oct 13, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had stumbled across a wind-rippled lake or sea at the base of Mount Sharp. Continue reading →
Sep 26, 2014 12:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In its continuing mission to fathom whether Mars' ancient environment may have been suitable to host microbial life, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity once again dusted off its drill piece and, for the first time, bored into a rock at the base of Mount Sharp. Continue reading →
Sep 24, 2014 06:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Is that a tiny cannonball on Mars? Nope, but it is a fascinating object all the same. Continue reading →
Sep 12, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
More than two years after touching down inside Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the place that drove scientists to select the landing site at the outset – Mount Sharp.
Aug 25, 2014 11:43 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Despite its name, one Mars rock isn't about to enrich NASA's Mars rover Curiosity with a cascade of science. Continue reading →
Aug 19, 2014 02:24 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Mars rover Curiosity looks to line up its fourth drilling target, it needed to give a rock a bit of a scrub. Continue reading →
Jul 31, 2014 07:36 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Targeted for a 2020 launch, NASA's next Mars rover may look like Curiosity's twin, but it will have a very different suite of instruments aboard. Continue reading →
Jul 15, 2014 02:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Curiosity's 640th day (or sol) on Mars, as it continued its long drive to the base of Aeolis Mons (a.k.a. Mount Sharp), the robot stumbled across a fairly hefty meteorite. Continue reading →
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