The mineral, hematite, is formed when another mineral, magnetite, is exposed to Marsâ€™ atmosphere and water. Continue reading â†’
The time has come -- the little Mars rover needs its first memory wipe. Continue reading â†’
Two years ago this week, much of the world held its breath as a rocket-powered sky crane lowered NASA's huge Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars on cables.
At 4pm PT (7pm ET) today, Discovery News and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will team up to bring you the latest news from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory by the scientists and engineers who drive and care for the Curiosity rover. Continue reading â†’
NASAâ€™s long-lived Mars rover Opportunity broke another record this weekend. In addition to 10.5 years of operations on Mars, the rover now holds the off-Earth mileage record. Continue reading â†’
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 â†’
NASA's next Curiosity-class rover blends old and new approaches to innovative tech.
Plant life may touch down on Mars in 2021.
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