Eagerly eyeing her next drill site on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover laid the groundwork by brushing the chosen rock target called 'Bonanza King' on Wednesday, Aug. 17, Sol 722, with the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) and collecting ...
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used autonomous navigation for the first time, a capability that lets the rover decide for itself how to drive safely on Mars.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drilled its eighth hole on Mars, and its fifth since reaching Mount Sharp one year ago. The drilling of the hole 2.6-inches (65 millimeters) deep in a rock the team labeled ...
(Phys.org)—The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward early Monday, Dec. 10, approaching a step down into a slightly lower area called "Yellowknife Bay," where researchers intend to choose a rock ...
In June 2015, Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective, and this celestial geometry will lead to diminished communications with spacecraft at Mars.
NASA's newest rover Curiosity has yet to make its first move on Mars, but scientists said Tuesday they are already mapping out possible driving routes to a Martian mountain.
HiRISE periodically images the Curiosity rover and its surroundings, monitoring for changes such as from active dunes.
(AP)—Viewers can now relive the drama of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars with a new NASA video detailing the final moments of touchdown.
Every once in a while when the time is just right and no one is looking, Curiosity's Earthly handlers allow her some night time Martian delights.