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Jul 18, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser.
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 →
Jun 11, 2014 05:30 PM ET // Rod Pyle, SPACE.com
NASA's next Curiosity-class rover blends old and new approaches to innovative tech.
Jun 11, 2014 12:22 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
May 7, 2014 12:12 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Plant life may touch down on Mars in 2021.
May 1, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Mars rover has drilled into its third Mars rock, exposing pristine material that will help scientists better understand the past habitability of the red planet.
Apr 25, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By now we should be used to Curiosity's "firsts," but it doesn't make them any less spectacular. Continue reading →
Apr 16, 2014 04:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Curiosity may feel distant and isolated, but its orbital buddy is never far away.
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