After more than six years, Curiosity Rover has successfully drilled a hole into a clay unit in Gale Crater. The sample can help provide more information on the minerals on the planet and whether they can help sustain life.
Space April 11, 2019
Mars Curiosity Rover captured two solar eclipses on the Red Planet. The eclipses briefly darkened the light, and the moons Phobos and Deimos only appeared as black blobs across the sun's surface.
Space April 5, 2019
NASA's Curiosity rover is back to operating normally after suffering reboot issues. The reboot problem occurred just days after the permanent shut down of Opportunity.
Space February 24, 2019
NASA's Curiosity found a shiny rock that scientists believe is a meteorite. The team behind the Mars rover wanted to take a closer look at the mysterious object to figure out what it is.
Space December 4, 2018
The dust storm in Mars has engulfed almost the entire planet as haze levels reach the highest in history. The Curiosity rover is not affected by the lack of sunlight as it is powered by nuclear energy.
Space June 21, 2018
Curiosity rover took a series of selfies during the worst dust storm in Mars. Meanwhile, the Opportunity rover went offline as it is running out of power due to lack of sunlight.
Space June 20, 2018
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
The NASA Curiosity rover on Mars found ancient organic matter in soil samples and methane in the atmosphere, which were described as 'breakthroughs in astrobiology.' Does this mean that there are aliens on Mars?
Space June 8, 2018
Mars Curiosity rover has been on a drilling hiatus since late 2016 after its drill broke down but a new drilling method overcame the mechanical problem. How does feed extended drilling work?
Space May 24, 2018
NASA is testing a new technique that might allow the Mars Curiosity rover to drill again. In 2016, a mechanical failure with the brake caused the drill to stop working.
Space May 18, 2018
Scientists confirmed that the mudcracks present in Mars’s surface could prove the existence of lakes that likely have dried up approximately 3.5 billion years ago. Images of the mudcracks were sent by the Curiosity rover in 2017.
Space April 23, 2018
The Curiosity Rover registered a new milestone of reaching 2,000 sols or days on Mars. Data and samples observed by the rover showed the previous presence of lakes and freshwater that are essential in the survival of microbial life.
Space March 23, 2018
The million-dollar question "Is there extraterrestrial life on Mars?" is being asked again. NASA insists that the crystal features spotted by Curiosity Rover on Martian surface are not traces of alien life -- just rock crystals formed by water.
Space March 7, 2018
Since the Mars Curiosity Rover hit a snag in 2016 that broke its ability to drill the Red Planet’s surface, NASA has been hard at work trying to fix it. Now, the space agency may finally be on to something.
Space March 2, 2018
The Curiosity Rover just snapped a selfie on Mars, giving off some serious ‘Wall-E’ vibes. It also shared a stunning new panorama of the Red planet.
Space February 3, 2018
The Curiosity rover has spotted strange ‘stick-like’ figures on the red planet. The discovery is catching the attention of scientists as these could be indication of trace fossils.
Space January 7, 2018
The Curiosity Mars rover has been on the red planet for five years now. Here are some facts about Curiosity in celebration of its fifth "birthday."
Space August 5, 2017
The autonomous system dubbed AEGIS, which was installed on Mars Curiosity rover in 2015, helps the space robot make independent analysis of rocks on the Red Planet. This helps save mission controllers time and energy.
Space June 22, 2017
After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?
Space May 7, 2017
NASA Curiosity rover has shown signs of aging after almost five years of exploring the Red Planet. The harsh and rugged Martian terrain has taken a toll on the rover's raised treads as shown in the image released by NASA on March 19.
Robotics March 22, 2017
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has found rock cross-hatched with ridges, which are considered mud cracks and potential evidence of water on the red planet.
Space January 18, 2017
NASA researchers have spotted purple-colored rocks on Mars using cameras on the Curiosity Rover. They believe these rocks can help reveal the kind of environment that once existed on the red planet.
Space December 30, 2016
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is ready for its two-year mission extension. As the rover begins a new chapter in its Martian mission, it’s making its way to another destination in an effort to learn more about the red planet.
Space October 4, 2016
NASA's Curiosity Rover has sent back a 360-degree panorama of Mars that one would easily mistake for the U.S. Southwest if they weren't told otherwise beforehand. The images were captured with the rover's Mast Camera.
Space August 22, 2016
NASA's Curiosity Rover just got a major upgrade: some new software that allows it to choose which targets to shoot on its own.
Space July 22, 2016
The U.S. space agency is ready to start the final design and construction of the Mars 2020 rover. The six-wheeled probe is set to blast off to the Red Planet on August 2020.
Space July 16, 2016
NASA's Curiosity rover went on a temporary stand down over the Fourth of July weekend. The space agency has yet to find out what prompted the Mars rover to enter safe mode.
Space July 8, 2016
Scientists found evidence of the mineral tridymite on Mars based on the analysis of samples sent back by NASA's Curiosity rover. The discovery has the potential to change what we know so far about the red planet's ancient history.
Space June 21, 2016
UFO hunter Scott C. Waring is claiming that he has discovered a fossilized or petrified fish lying on the Martian surface from one of the latest images sent back to Earth by NASA's Curiosity Rover. He said that the existence of the fish could prove NASA's finding of oceans on Mars.
Space March 27, 2016
Curiosity Rover posted a new and engaging 360-degree, interactive photograph of Mars. The latest footage of Martian Namib Dune went viral on Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg himself re-posting NASA’s picture.
Space February 2, 2016
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover used its new tools to "play" and dig into Martian soil. The rover transmitted high-res and detailed close-up images of the red planet's terrain.
Space January 27, 2016
A YouTube video shows a martian gorilla and camel based on NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover photos. Are these animals on Mars claimed by space watchers for real?
Space January 19, 2016
High amounts of silica were discovered in the rocks the Curiosity rover has examined in the past seven months. NASA researchers believe the new findings point to the possibility that Mars could have experienced water activity in the past.
Space December 21, 2015
The prized photo taken by the rover's Mastcam shows rows and rows of the distinctively-shaped sand dunes.
FUTURE TECH December 14, 2015
NASA's Curiosity rover has made its way to the Bagnold Dunes on the side of Mars' Mount Sharp. The rover has captured a number of images of the area, and is set to analyze the composition of the dunes.
Space December 13, 2015
NASA has unveiled the latest batch of photographs from Mars captured by the Curiosity Rover using its Navigational Cameras. The image that is getting much attention on social media, however, is the one from the spacecraft's Mast Cameras, which shows a figure that resembles a mouse.
Space November 28, 2015
UFO hunters claimed to have found what looks like a wandering baby bear on Mars. This, UFO hunters claim, is additional proof that there are living creatures on the red planet.
Space October 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics have discovered that the shape and mass of certain objects can help reveal their natural history. They used this method to uncover new secrets about the presence of water on ancient Mars.
Space October 14, 2015
Mount Sharp in Mars had been captured perfectly by Curiosity Rover and the experts could not help but send a postcard to those following the mission. Through the said picture, geologists were given valuable insights about the mineralogy, color and composition of the red planet.
Space October 6, 2015
Scientists at NASA released a panoramic view of Mars' surface features, including a photograph of what is believed to be ridges of cemented sand dunes.
Space September 14, 2015
NASA's Curiosity Rover captured an image of what seems to be a floating spoon on the Martian surface during a survey on Aug. 30.
Space September 2, 2015
Mars rover uses a robotic arm as a 'selfie stick' to capture a dramatic image of its surroundings on the Red Planet. The image was taken while Curiosity drilled yet another Martian rock for analysis.
Space August 20, 2015
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released a 3D printable file of the Curiosity Rover in their website. Now, people may have their own replica of the Mars exploratory space device.
Space August 16, 2015
The image taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover of what appears to be a woman on the surface of the Red Planet is not proof of extraterrestrial life. Experts say this has something to do with a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia.
Space August 12, 2015
The space agency created Web-based tools to allow the public to take part in explorations of the Red Planet. Two websites, Mars Trek and Experience Curiosity, can take citizen scientists on a unique virtual journey.
Space August 7, 2015