| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Unimpressed by Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk? How about a "Marswalk"? NASA’s Curiosity rover showed off its fancy footwork on the Red Planet this week by driving backward. The Mars Science Laboratory robot just finished its longest drive...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The mystery of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock that seemed to materialize on Mars is a mystery no more.
After taking a close look at the small white rock with a deep red center dubbed "Pinnacle Island," a research team has determined it is not a fungus-...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Old rovers can indeed learn new tricks. Rolling into its 10th anniversary on the Red Planet, Opportunity has discovered clay minerals showing that life-friendly water flowed on Mars in the earliest epoch of its history.
The findings indicate that...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Opportunity is marking its 10th anniversary on Mars with a little bit of well-earned recognition. The NASA rover was eclipsed in popularity by its much more Wall-E counterpart, Curiosity, when that high-rolling rover landed nine years later.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:06 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is poised to tip its wheels over the crest of a dune called Dingo Gap, down a path that could lead to a promising new target for the robotic explorer to drill. But the rover has remained perched on the edge as its team...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The saga of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock on Mars has taken a strange turn -- to a federal court.
On Monday, Rhawn Joseph, who describes himself as a neuroscientist and astrobiologist, filed court papers demanding that NASA do more to investigate the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:10 PM
After 10 years of wheeling around Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has discovered a rock shaped like a jelly doughnut that seems to have appeared out of thin Martian air.
"One of the things I like to say is Mars keeps throwing things at us," Steven...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:51 PM
NASA's HiRISE mission has spotted a crater on Mars that is dazzling and so new that just four years ago it didn't exist.
The crater is 100 feet wide and shaped liked a starburst. It was caused by a small-ish space rock that slammed into the planet and...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Yee-haw! After perching near its tip for days, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity rode down the largest sand dune it has ever attempted on the Red Planet.
“I'm over the moon that I'm over the dune!” the rover’s Twitter account tweeted...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Oh gosh, it turns out that old Walt was right: It is a small world after all. Or at least it is to NASA’s Curiosity rover, which snapped a picture of Earth and the moon, looming bright but tiny in the night sky, from the surface of Mars recently....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:07 PM
China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface.
It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...