Tag: Curiosity

Curiosity Rover Finds High Levels Of Methane On Mars

Last week, Curiosity rover detected unusually high levels of methane, a gas generated by microbes and other living organisms, in Gale Crater. NASA recently released the results from the rover's follow-up observations.

Space June 27, 2019

Curiosity Rover Goes Cloud Watching On Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover went skywatching with the InSight lander in May to help scientists measure the altitude of Martian clouds. The 6-year-old robotic explorer is currently exploring the clay-bearing unit of Mount Sharp.

Space May 31, 2019

Curiosity Rover Finds Cache Of Clay On Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover drilled into two target rocks and found high amounts of clay minerals in the lower region of Mount Sharp. NASA said that the discovery hints at the Red Planet's watery past.

Space May 30, 2019

Curiosity Snaps Pics Of Pea-Like Pebbles On Mars

Curiosity snapped photos on its way to a new drill site in the clay-bearing unit called Glen Torridon. The new image shows rounded pebbles, including some that resemble small peas.

Space March 27, 2019

Man Gets Wrong Rover In Tattoo To Honor Mars Opportunity

A man who wanted to pay tribute to Opportunity mistakenly got an image of Curiosity, the much younger rover, on his shoulder. The tweet went viral days after NASA had announced the official end of Opportunity's mission on Mars.

Space February 20, 2019

NASA Curiosity Team Teaches An Old Rover New Tricks For Measuring Martian Gravity

A team of researchers used accelerometers onboard NASA's Curiosity rover to track subtle changes in the gravity on Mars. They measured the pull on Mount Sharp in Gale Crater, coming up with new questions on how it was formed.

Space February 1, 2019

Curiosity Rover Takes Quick Selfie Before Heading Off To Martian Landscape

After it had finished collecting its final sample, Curiosity rover took a selfie from its location in Vera Rubin Ridge. Its next destination is to the clay region of Mount Sharp. Its next destination is to the clay region of Mount Sharp.

Space January 30, 2019

NASA Picks Ancient River Delta As Landing Site For Next Martian Rover Mission

NASA has announced the landing site of the Mars 2020 rover. Out of more than 60 options, experts from the scientific community have chosen Jezero Crater, which was once a river delta where water flowed.

November 20, 2018

NASA Announces Public Broadcast For First Mars Landing In 6 Years

NASA announced that the touch down of InSight later this month will be livestreamed on its website and social media pages. InSight is NASA's first lander to Mars in six years.

Space November 14, 2018

NASA Successfully Tests Parachute That Could Be Used On Future Mars Mission

The ASPIRE parachute has been given a greenlight as it passes testing earlier this year. The parachute will be used to drop a still-unnamed Mars rover by 2020.

Space October 27, 2018

Mars Orbiter HiRISE Sends Back Photo Of Opportunity Rover Covered In Dust

Opportunity can be seen as a black dot in the photo captured using the HiRISE. The 15-year-old rover has been silent since the Red Planet was engulfed in a red haze caused by a dust storm.

Space September 27, 2018

NASA's Curiosity Rover Beams Back Beautiful Martian Panorama Shot

Curiosity sent a panoramic photo from his location on Vera Rubin Ridge this week showing important landmarks such as Yellowknife Bay and Peace Vallis where it made important discoveries about water on Mars. Its mission continues to Clay Unit.

Space September 11, 2018

Did NASA Curiosity Rover See An Alien On Mars? Blurred Figure In Photo Stirs Controversy

The NASA Curiosity rover, which recently discovered ancient organic matter on Mars, may have taken pictures of life on the Red Planet. Controversial YouTube channel Secureteam10 claimed that the blurred object on the photos is evidence of aliens.

Space June 18, 2018

NASA Will Reveal Secret Mars Curiosity Rover Findings On June 7

NASA will reveal the findings of the Mars Curiosity rover on Thursday, June 7 in a live panel. NASA is holding the results of the findings for a couple of days.

Space June 5, 2018

Traces Of Boron On Mars Could Be Evidence Of Life

Scientists report the discovery of the presence of boron on the surface of Mars. As boron is a key ingredient in the creation of RNA, the presence of it on Mars may provide evidence of the planet's habitability.

Space September 8, 2017

What Are Mysterious Ripples On Sand Dunes Of Mars?

Sand dunes on Mars have three types of ripples, while those on dry land here on Earth show just two. What can this tell us about the geological past of the Red Planet?

Space July 1, 2016

Distance Covered By The Mars Curiosity Rover Doesn't Even Cover Manhattan

One Reddit user mapped out the miles traveled by the Mars Curiosity rover and discovered that it hasn't gone very far at all: its distance doesn't even cover the island of Manhattan.

Life & Style June 30, 2016

This Week In Space: The Dark Side Of The Moon And The Luminous Death Of Stars

Our own solar system soared this week with a beautiful image of the 'dark side' of our moon, the third anniversary of Curiosity's arrival on Mars, and observations of new features on Saturn's icy moon Tethys. Space telescopes also brought us spectacular images of the remnants of dying stars.

Space August 7, 2015

Crab-Like Facehugger Spotted On Mars By Curiosity Rover - What Is It?

A crab-like feature spotted on the surface of Mars by the Curiosity rover resembles an animal, some observers claim. What is going on with pyramids, spheres and more on the Red Planet?

Space August 5, 2015

Curiosity Rover Discovers Strange Rock On Mars - What is It?

What is the Elk rock on Mars? Could it hold the secret to ancient alien life?

Space July 31, 2015

Mars May Have Liquid Water - One Step Closer To Finding LIfe?

Liquid water may be present near equatorial regions of Mars, according to new analysis of data from the Curiosity rover. What could this mean for the search for alien life on the Red Planet?

Space April 14, 2015

Curiosity Rover May Be Key In Finding Answers To Mysteries Of Martian Atmosphere

First some rock layers, now the atmosphere. Curiosity rover continues to explore Mars, this time focusing on xenon gas to gain a better understanding of the planet’s atmosphere.

Space April 3, 2015

Curiosity Finds Strange Two-Toned Mineral Ridges On Mars

Curiosity is doing good work exploring Mars, recently discovering a network of two-toned mineral ridges that could enlighten scientists on the Red Planet’s past environment.

Space April 2, 2015

Curiosity Mars Rover Arm Short Circuit Expected To Be Fixed By Next Week

The Curiosity rover on Mars has experienced a short circuit, shutting down the craft. What happened?

Space March 7, 2015

Short Circuit Damages Robotic Arm On Curiosity Rover

The Curiosity Mars rover develops a short circuit that halts the robotic arm operations. The rover is currently stationary and NASA scientists are resolving the issue.

Space March 4, 2015

Bigger Problem Than #ThatDress: Curiosity Rover Finds Out Mars Is Not Red But Blue

The Curiosity rover sends images of the latest drill site on Mars. The image reveals that even though the surface of Mars is red in color, underneath is blue or gray-colored soil.

Space February 28, 2015

Curiosity Rover Beams Back Latest Selfie From Mars

Curiosity rover takes another selfie and beams it back to Earth. The rover landed on Mars in August 2012 and has been examining the Martian surface since then.

Space February 26, 2015

Monkeys Are So Curious They'll Trade Prizes For Knowledge

Monkeys seem willing to forego a "sure thing" prize right now just to learn if they've won it but would have to wait for it, study finds. Study could give insights into human curiosity and what we'll give up to satisfy it, researchers say.

February 13, 2015

Curiosity Rover Back in Business After Software Upgrade Says NASA

Curiosity rover gets a software upgrade and is back in business. The latest software upgrade is the fourth the rover has received since it landed on the Martian surface in 2012.

Space January 30, 2015

Curious Curiosity Finds Evidence of Fossil on Mars. Or Did It?

Has the Curiosity rover on Mars spotted fossilized evidence of ancient life on Mars? At least one researcher believes that is the case.

Space January 8, 2015

Discovery Channel To Air Mars Rover Curiosity Special Tonight

In honor of the Mars Rover Curiosity's most recent discoveries made on the surface of the red planet, the network is offering the robot rover its own television special tonight.

Geek December 18, 2014

What Did Curiosity Discover This Year?

The Curiosity rover on Mars spent 2014 discovering secrets of the Red Planet. What were its greatest discoveries of the year?

Space December 10, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity finds first mineral match: Oxidation in sample suggests energy source for microbes

The Mars Curiosity rover finds its first mineral match. The rock powder sample contains hematite, which is a type of iron oxide mineral.

Space November 7, 2014

Curious about how to boost memory? You’re doing it right: Curiosity is key

Curiosity about one subject could help you learn and remember new information, even about topics you don't find as interesting. A new study shows more about the connection between curiosity and learning.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 6, 2014

Curiosity boosts brain learning and memory power: Go, get curious

Curiosity stimulates the brain's ability to learn and retain new information. New study reveals curious people have increased activity in areas of the brain associated with reward and memory formation.

Life October 4, 2014

Curiosity doesn’t kill the cat, but it does boost memory, says study

Curiosity changes our brain, improves learning and memory, study suggests. Scientists track changes in the curious mind.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2014

Mars rock not safe for drilling - Curiosity heads to Mount Sharp

Curiosity, the mars Rover, is heading to Mount Sharp after Bonanza King was shown to be unsafe for drilling.

Space August 29, 2014

NASA confirms Mars ‘thigh bone’ is not an alien fossil

NASA officially addressed the rumors regarding a photo that looked like Martian fossil remains. The photo went viral after appearing on a UFO blog, but NASA confirms the image is of rock.

Internet Culture August 24, 2014

Mars was cold and wet? Curiosity sees evidence of glaciers at Mount Sharp

Evidence of ancient glaciers at Mount Sharp on Mars may reveal the red planet was once cold and wet, but what does that mean for the search for alien life?

Space June 29, 2014

Curiosity rover celebrates first anniversary on Red Planet with a selfie

NASA's Curiosity rover has now spent one full Martian year on the red planet, and celebrated by taking a selfie.

Space June 26, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover finishes drilling task at Windjana, resumes mission to Mount Sharp

No more drilling for Curiosity for the meantime. NASA has decided it should proceed with its main target Mount Sharp, and during breaks, analyze the sample collected from Windjana.

Space May 17, 2014

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