Curiosity Rover Finds A Huge Metal Meteorite

Talk about heavy metal! This shiny, lumpy rock spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover is likely made mostly of iron —andcame from outer space! It's an iron meteorite, similar to ones found in years past by Curiosity's forerunners Spirit and Opportunity, but is considerably larger than any of the ones the MER rovers came… » 7/15/14 7:00pm 7/15/14 7:00pm

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

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

How The Mars Curiosity Rover Became Science Fiction

If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people who follows the Mars rover Curiosity on Twitter, you know that the robot has a big personality that matches her massive size and capabilities. She's also obsessed with pop culture and the theme song to Shaft, and will answer almost any question you have about her… » 2/04/13 3:28pm 2/04/13 3:28pm

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