| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:30 AM
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, charged with looking for past life on the planet, probably won’t be finding any signs of current – or even recent – activity, if the Curiosity rover's discoveries are any indication. But scientists for the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:54 PM
NASA’s Curiosity rover has breathed in Martian air and sniffed out good news and bad news for alien life: The Red Planet’s atmosphere was likely several times thicker early in its history – but it’s probably been thin for...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Before going incommunicado behind the Sun for a month, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover sent Earth evidence that the Red Planet has lost much of its original atmosphere.
The findings, announced by Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists at the European...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:14 PM
NASA wants to send haikus to Mars, and you — yes, you! — might be just the poet for the job.
The space agency plans to launch a spacecraft to study the upper layers of the Red Planet’s atmosphere in November. But before the Mars...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:22 AM
UFO watchers' eyes were set ablaze recently by reports of what looked like a stony rodent lurking among the rocks on Mars. The so-called Mars rat, spotted in an image taken last year by the NASA rover Curiosity’s Mast Camera, captured imaginations...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:35 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has already met its mission goals, discovering that parts of the Red Planet could have been friendly to microbial life. But not one to rest on its scientific laurels, the robot has drilled a second sample of rock to...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:13 PM
After nine years on the job, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has finally broken a 40-year-old record for the longest distance driven on another world.
The Mars rover Opportunity has been exploring the Red Planet’s surface since landing in...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:15 AM
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has emerged from its "spring break" and is back to work, officials at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said this week. Up next on the agenda: Drilling the second target at Yellowknife Bay.
The Mars Science Laboratory mission made...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:13 AM
For the first time, a robot has drilled into a rock on Mars and collected a sample, and scientists are ......
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:52 AM
The Mars rover Curiosity was powered down Wednesday in preparation for a solar-storm pounding. It's about time there was some ......
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Curiosity may be sitting idle during the solar conjunction (more on that below), but there's fresh Mars-focused news. Researchers have ......