Bright object on Mars is likely plastic from rover
NASA says a small bright object detected on Mars is likely a piece of plastic from the Curiosity rover.
Nine-year-old Mars rover passes 40-year-old record
While Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt visited Earth's moon for three days in December 1972, they drove their mission's Lunar Roving Vehicle 19.3 nautical miles (22.210 statute miles ...
Curiosity sleeps as solar blast races toward Mars (Update)
Curiosity hunkered down Wednesday after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars.
Curiosity rover out of safe mode, recovering
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has transitioned from precautionary "safe mode" to active status on the path of recovery from a memory glitch last week. Resumption of full operations is anticipated ...
Curiosity adds reverse driving for wheel protection
(Phys.org) —Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.
Robotic rock climbers could uncover clues to Mars' past
A robot that can scale the faces of steep cliffs might one day help explore Mars and find signs of life. The latest experiments with this "Cliffbot" showed it could help examine places otherwise difficult ...
Visible from space: Curiosity tire tracks on Mars
NASA's robotic rover Curiosity is making its mark on Mars, in a way so big that it can be seen from space.
Happy 10th anniversary Opportunity
Ten years ago, on Jan. 24, 2004, the Opportunity rover landed on a flat plain in the southern highlands of the planet Mars and rolled into an impact crater scientists didn't even know existed. The mission ...
Curiosity Mars rover sees trend in water presence
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has seen evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had already found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.
Curiosity Mars rover views eclipse of the Sun by Phobos
(Phys.org) —Images taken with a telephoto-lens camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity catch the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, passing directly in front of the sun—the sharpest images of a solar eclipse ...
Computer swap on Curiosity rover
(Phys.org) —The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active.
China's moon rover leaves traces on lunar soil
China's first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday, several hours after the country successfully carried out the world's first soft ...
Curiosity Mars rover resumes work with first scooped sample
(Phys.org)—The team operating Curiosity decided on Oct. 9, 2012, to proceed with using the rover's first scoop of Martian material. Plans for Sol 64 (Oct. 10) call for shifting the scoopful of sand and ...
Mars rover Opportunity heads uphill
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars Exploration Rover has begun climbing "Solander Point," the northern tip of the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission's nearly 10 Earth years on Mars.