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  • Mars rover Curiosity's set to take a spin in coming days

     
    Mars rover Curiosity is set to drive around the Red Planet a bit beginning next week, NASA announced on Tuesday. Times Science Writer Amina Khan will discuss the latest movements of Curiosity during a Google+ Hangout on Wednesday at noon......
  • Mystery over Mars rover Curiosity's photo appears solved

     
    Engineers said Friday that the Curiosity rover happened to catch a picture of its own ride crash-landing on Mars — a blink-of-an-eye serendipity that some dismissed as a statistical impossibility, but appears to have been confirmed by a thorough...
  • NASA eager to take Mars rover Curiosity for a drive

     
    The second phase of the Mars rover Curiosity's mission is set to begin in the coming days. The rover is expected to take its first drive, probably at the beginning of next week, NASA scientists and engineers say. Times science......
  • Mars rover Curiosity's perfect landing captured in stunning photo

     
    Mars rover Curiosity's pitch-perfect landing Sunday night was captured in a photo taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The photo shows Curiosity, its parachute deployed, floating toward the surface of Mars. Space scientists said Monday that NASA's...
  • Mars rover Curiosity can vaporize rocks, roam the Red Planet

     
    NASA has been preparing for years to move the rover around Mars. And next week, officials are likely to start taking Curiosity for a spin. Los Angeles Times science writer Monte Morin discussed how the rover will roam around the......
  • Mars rover Curiosity vaporizes rock with laser

     
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity unleashed its laser this past weekend on a nearby rock named Coronation, hitting the softball-size chunk with 30 pulses in a 10-second span. With more than 1 million watts of power in each 5-billionths-of-a-second pulse, the......
  • Mars rover Curiosity plans first road trip, rock-zapping laser test

     
    NASA officials have chosen Glenelg as the first destination for Mars rover Curiosity, which is expected to take its first drive next week....
  • New Mars rover Curiosity photos intrigue NASA scientists

     
    Color panorama photos taken by the Mars rover Curiosity are the latest in several reveal images transmitted since the mission began on Sunday. In a Google+ Hangout (see below) flight director Bobak Ferdowsi discussed the photos and how they are......
  • NASA rover Curiosity closing in on Mars

     
    The NASA rover Curiosity is closing in fast and is now less than 3 million miles from Mars – close enough that Mars’ gravity is beginning to pull on the spacecraft and increase its speed, officials said Saturday at the Jet Propulsion...
  • NASA rover Curiosity readies itself for Sunday night landing

     
    Curiosity has begun a series of steps to ready itself to land on Mars, engineers said Saturday afternoon....
  • NASA's Curiosity could revolutionize our knowledge of Mars

     
    Officials at NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday continued to celebrate the successful landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. But the real goal of the mission — a hunt for the building blocks of life and signs that Earth's......