The sun has cut communications from Earth to Mars rover Curiosity and will soon follow suit for rover Opportunity, Odyssey and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). ->
A NASA satellite has imaged the Mars rover's parachute over five months to reveal it being blown around by the thin Martian air. ->
Now that Curiosity's wheel tracks can be spotted from space, NASA's brand new Mars rover has joined a very exclusive club.
Look! Down on the ground. See that small speck at the lower left corner on this picture of Mars? It's alien technology...
Try to imagine the red planet filled with oceans, a thick atmosphere... and a biosphere.
As NASA's new Mars rover settles in for its first weekend on the red planet, mission controllers are preparing the first software upgrade.
Four months after hitting Mars, the craters of Curiosity's cruise stage that was jettisoned 10 minutes before the rover entered the Martian atmosphere have been spied.
Is that the head of an elephant? Or a lava flow on the Red Planet? Actually, it's both -- a Martian example of a psychological phenomenon called "pareidolia."
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