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 →
NASA's next Curiosity-class rover blends old and new approaches to innovative tech.
By now we've all realized that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is a fine geologist. It's also a great geochemist. And now, once again, the six-wheeled rover has underlined the fact that it's a pretty damned good astronomer, too. Continue reading →
Curiosity may feel distant and isolated, but its orbital buddy is never far away.
NASA's Mars rover is exploring a region nicknamed "the Kimberly" after an Australian region -- but it seems the area is a little more 'Australian' than mission managers thought. Continue reading →
Mars rover Curiosity has successfully driven over the 1 meter-high dune that stood in its way on the road to scientific discovery. Continue reading →
Want to feel insignificant? Look at this photograph.
On Tuesday at precisely 12:55 p.m. EST (17:55 UTC), Mars rover Curiosity successfully breached the crest of the dune in 'Dingo Gap.'
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