Scars on Mars from 2012 rover landing fade—usually
A series of observations from Mars orbit show how dark blast zones that were created during the August 2012 landing of NASA's Curiosity rover have faded inconsistently.
Biologist suggests carbon monoxide as an energy source for microbes on Mars
THEMIS camera helps NASA pick site for next Mars lander
NASA's next Mars space probe, a lander named InSight, is due to touch down on the Red Planet in September 2016 with a mission focused on the planet's internal properties. Its landing place has been chosen ...
NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity
The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.
NASA rover Opportunity completes marathon milestone on Mars
NASA says the Opportunity rover has passed the marathon mark for driving on Mars.
Helicopter drones on Mars
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently announced that it is developing a small drone helicopter to scout the way for future Mars rovers. Why would Mars rovers need such a robotic guide? The answer is that ...
Mars rover moving robotic arm again after electrical short
NASA says the robotic arm on the Curiosity rover is moving again after a short circuit temporarily halted its work on Mars.
Image: Astronaut meets Eurobot
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is preparing for his 10-day flight to the International Space Station in September that will see him testing many new technologies. He met the Eurobot rover at ESA's technical ...
Rover examining odd Mars rocks at valley overlook
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity climbed last month to an overlook for surveying "Marathon Valley," a science destination chosen because spectrometer observations from orbit indicate exposures of ...
Testing to diagnose power event in Mars rover
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material ...
Why we see familiar-looking objects in Mars topology
What is up with the fossils on Mars? Found – a dinosaur skull on Mars? Discovered – a rat, squirrel or gerbil on Mars? In background of images from Curiosity, vertebrae from some extinct Martian species? ...