Curiosity Has Arrived At The Breathtaking Kimberley Waypoint

NASA's intrepid Curiosity rover has arrived at a scientifically enticing destination called "The Kimberley Waypoint," where researchers hope to carry out the next drilling operation into alien Martian terrain in search of further clues about ancient Red Planet environments that may have been favorable for life. » 4/07/14 7:30am 4/07/14 7:30am

Curiosity has successfully crossed over the Dingo Gap dune

Fantastic news, everyone: NASA's Curiosity mega rover has successfully crossed over the perilous Dingo Gap sand dune — opening the gateway to the science rich targets in the "Moonlight Valley" and Martian mountain beyond. » 2/10/14 6:20am 2/10/14 6:20am

Did NASA send the Curiosity Rover to the wrong place?

A new study suggests that Mars’s 3.5-mile high Mount Sharp formed as strong winds carried dust and sand into the crater in which it rests. If true, Gale Crater probably never contained a lake, which would totally suck, because that’s one of the main reasons why NASA sent Curiosity there in the first place. » 5/09/13 9:15am 5/09/13 9:15am

Curiosity Confirms That Mars Was Once Capable of Harboring Life

The Curiosity Rover has just accomplished exactly what it was set out to do. According to NASA scientists, the probe's latest analysis of a Martian rock sample shows that ancient Mars was once capable of supporting living microbes. It’s not confirmation of life; rather, it's evidence for the Red Planet's historical » 3/12/13 1:27pm 3/12/13 1:27pm

Curiosity's panoramic self-portrait lets you explore a tiny corner of…

The Curiosity Rover has taken enough self-portraits that it could be mistaken for a teenager with a brand new smartphone, but its latest self-shot is especially cool. We not only get a panoramic view of Curiosity sitting in the Gale Crater, we also get to explore its current work site a bit more closely. » 2/23/13 10:30am 2/23/13 10:30am

A Collection of Incredible and Inspiring Mars Curiosity Rover Art

Millions of people celebrated around the world when NASA's Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet, and the big, smart robot has become a symbol of the triumph of science. It's an inspiration to everyone, even artists! Now you can celebrate Curiosity with these gorgeous, goofy and awesome artistic hommages to… » 12/04/12 4:58pm 12/04/12 4:58pm

Behold a Lego Curiosity rover built by a designer of the real Curiosity

Amidst the Lego aficionados and fanatics are plenty of engineers who like to recreate the possible and dream of the impossible through little plastic bricks. Lego imitates life in some projects more than others, such as with this Lego model of the Mars Curiosity rover, built by Stephen Pakbaz, an engineer at NASA's Jet … » 8/11/12 9:00am 8/11/12 9:00am