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's Next Mission Looms Large in New Mars Panorama

NASA's Curiosity Rover spent 8 months traveling over 300-million miles to get to Mars. It spent another year getting its bearings, making several major discoveries along the way. Now it has its sights set on 18,000-foot Mount Sharp, its primary scientific target, which features prominently in this recently released… » 2/28/14 1:20pm 2/28/14 1:20pm

NASA Sued for Failing to Analyze 'Alien Life'

When NASA concluded that a "doughnut-sized" object that appeared mysteriously before its Opportunity rover on Mars was actually an errant rock, it left some people dissatisfied: A lawsuit brought against the Agency alleges NASA not only failed to adequately investigate the object, but that it is biological in nature. » 1/29/14 6:20am 1/29/14 6:20am

See Mars through a rover's eyes with this interactive panorama

This newly released Mars panorama gives armchair explorers a 360°, rover's-eye view of the Red Planet, from a vantage point near the base of Aeolis Mons. Also known as Mount Sharp, the 18,000-foot mound of sedimentary layers forms the central peak of Gale crater, and is the Curiosity Rover's primary scientific target.… » 11/12/13 1:48pm 11/12/13 1:48pm

NASA is getting ready to search for signs of life on Mars

The goal of NASA's Curiosity rover is to determine if Mars was ever capable of supporting life. But the Agency's next rover, set to launch in 2020, could take things one giant step further. Given recent findings, says Jack Mustard, chairman of the Agency's Science Definition Team, "past Martian life seems possible,… » 7/10/13 12:17pm 7/10/13 12:17pm

Was life possible on Mars? Curiosity's on a one-year trek to find out.

Last August, NASA landed Curiosity on the surface of Mars. Now, after almost one year of preliminary investigations, the most scientifically capable rover in history has its sights set on its primary scientific target, Mount Sharp – a three-mile-high peak at the center of Gale Crater. » 7/09/13 12:29pm 7/09/13 12:29pm

NASA releases three new high-res panoramas of Curiosity on Mars

Each photo comprises more than 20 raw images captured of NASA's one-ton roving robot and the surrounding landscape at different stages of its Martian mission. These massive panoramas, created by Ken Kremer and Marco Di Lorenzo, give us some of the most realistic glimpses yet at Curiosity's life on Mars. » 4/30/13 3:40pm 4/30/13 3:40pm