After Two Years Of Driving, Curiosity Found The Dirt It Was Looking For

It's been a long, strange, and really very enjoyable roadtrip for Curiosity, our robot rover to the stars (and planets). But more than two years after it landed on Mars, and commenced rolling towards Mount Sharp, it has finally arrived — and it's started drilling. » 9/26/14 9:40am 9/26/14 9:40am

Here's A Six-Minute Summary of the Curiosity Rover Mission

Did you miss out on the early days of the Curiosity rover mission? Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day have you covered with this six-minute story on the Mars rover from conception through launch and landing to the discoveries made on the red planet. » 8/14/14 8:00am 8/14/14 8:00am

The 2020 Mars Rover Has Awesome Toys

Between UV lasers, X-ray spectrometers, and ground-penetrating radar, it's hard not to be giddy over the hardware NASA's 2020 Mars rover will be packing. » 7/31/14 12:30pm 7/31/14 12:30pm

Watch The Curiosity Rover Shoot A Martian Rock With A Laser!

Besides beaming us back rare astronomy photos, one of the visually cooler duties the Curiosity rover has up on Mars is firing its lasers at rocks it encounters in its path. Here's the first footage it's ever sent back of just how that process works. » 7/17/14 12:59pm 7/17/14 12:59pm

Watch Engineers Test Their New Martian Dropship

Inspired by the Skycrane that NASA devised to safely land Curiosity on the surface of Mars, the European Space Agency has unveiled its own version of the rover-on-a-rope concept: the Dropter. » 7/07/14 6:40am 7/07/14 6:40am

The Rover Is A Movie That Doesn't Care If You Like It, But We Do

David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom is another Australian crime film, this time set ten years after a global financial collapse. But while this stark movie is both a haunting Western and a frank look a first-world country in decline, it will also hit you over the head with how mean and cheap life is. » 6/20/14 9:19am 6/20/14 9:19am

How Long Could The Walking Dead Last? Plus Wild Rumors About Avengers 2

There's a supposed breakdown of Age of Ultron's opening battle, news about Jupiter Ascending's "insane" stuntwork, and a new Insurgent cast member. Plus, the Game of Thrones showrunners promise the biggest season finale yet and major secrets will be revealed when Teen Wolf returns. Spoilers now! » 6/11/14 6:00am 6/11/14 6:00am

NASA's Next Space Rover Could Be This Six-Limbed Robot Within A Robot

Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity have rolled their way into a special place in our hearts, as the first of our rovers to kick-off our exploration of other planets. But this six-limbed, flying rover with the ability to break apart into two separate robots definitely has us intrigued. » 6/06/14 4:20pm 6/06/14 4:20pm

Behold The The Post-Apocalyptic Beginnings Behind The Rover

David Michôd's post-apocalyptic drama The Rover is set 10 years after a global economic collapse that devastated many citizens across the planet. And now you can take a closer look at the apocalyptic origin that was the beginning of the end. » 6/04/14 11:01am 6/04/14 11:01am

So THIS Is What It Feels Like To Stand On Mars

We never see pictures of Curiosity without feeling a little jealous of the view. But this zoomable, movable Martian panorama might be as close as you can get to seeing it for yourself, without leaving Earth's atmosphere. » 5/01/14 1:30pm 5/01/14 1:30pm

First Trailer For Robert Pattinson's Post-Apocalypse Ordeal The Rover

David Michod, the director behind the very well received Animal Kingdom, has helmed a brutal post-apocalyptic moviecalled The Rover, starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. The premise is simple: Pattinson's brother steals Pearce's car and leaves Pattinson for dead. He's not — road trip! » 4/17/14 1:54pm 4/17/14 1:54pm

Upcoming Genre Movies That Aren't Sequels, Remakes or Reboots

Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade Robocop and Godzilla. They're releasing sequels to the reboots of Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. But there are still tons of original films in the pipeline. Here are over 50 forthcoming movies that aren't sequels, remakes or prequels. » 3/24/14 1:30pm 3/24/14 1:30pm

Scientists now know why this mysterious rock suddenly appeared on Mars

When a rock suddenly appeared in front of the Opportunity rover on Mars last month, scientists were puzzled. Now, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab say they've solved the mystery. » 2/14/14 12:40pm 2/14/14 12:40pm

Guy Pierce can't get beyond Thunderdome in post-apocalyptic Rover movie

Sorry, when you combine post-apocalyptic movies and Australian accents, all I can think of are the Mad Max movies. But Guy Pierce and Robert Pattinson look like they have far bigger troubles than Tina Turner in The Rover, director David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom. » 1/29/14 12:20pm 1/29/14 12:20pm

This mysterious rock just appeared in front of our rover on Mars

A mysterious rock suddenly appeared in front of the Opportunity rover's cameras on Mars, puzzling scientists who describe the rock as both "a total surprise" and "about the size of a jelly donut." » 1/17/14 9:40am 1/17/14 9:40am

What space robots can teach us about disaster prepping

Robots in space are undoubtedly awesome, but they could also have some valuable lessons to teach us about disaster responses here on earth. » 1/15/14 4:40pm 1/15/14 4:40pm

These images of Mars are just unspeakably gorgeous.

It's been 10 years since Spirit and Opportunity, our two intrepid robot-representatives in space, began roving across the surface of Mars to see what they could see — now some of the very best images are being sent over to live at the Smithsonian as part of an exhibit of images from Mars. » 1/10/14 10:16am 1/10/14 10:16am

New Year's Day on Mars

On January 1, the Curiosity rover celebrated its 500th sol (Martian day) on Mars. A few days earlier, it snapped an incredible new photo of 18,000-foot Mt. Sharp. Here is the entire panorama, a mosaic created from several individual images taken by the Mastcam on Dec. 26, 2013 (Sol 494). » 1/02/14 9:54am 1/02/14 9:54am

10 Years Ago, Opportunity Rover Began a 90-Day Mission That Never Ended

When NASA's Opportunity rover launched on July 7th, 2003, expectations were modest. It would spend 90 Martian days exploring soil and rock samples and taking panoramas of the Red Planet; anything else would be a bonus. Nearly ten years after its initial shift was up, Opportunity is still going strong. » 7/07/13 2:00pm 7/07/13 2:00pm

The records for the greatest distances driven on Mars and the Moon

Yesterday's 263-foot drive by the NASA's Opportunity put Mars Rover's total distance driven at 35.76 km, breaking the 40-year-old record for the greatest distance driven by a NASA vehicle on another celestial body. But Opportunity still hasn't quite beaten the record set by the USSR's Lunokhod 2. » 5/18/13 7:30am 5/18/13 7:30am