Tag: Mars Curiosity Rover

Curiosity Rover Drills Into Martian Clay Hoping To Analyze Rock Powder

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

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Spots Two Solar Eclipses On The Red Planet

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

Curiosity Rover Operating Normally After Sudden Boot-Up Issue

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

Curiosity Rover Finds Shiny Object In Martian Soil

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

Thickening Haze In Mars Is Now A ‘Planet-Encircling’ Global Dust Storm

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

NASA Curiosity Rover Shows Mars Surface In Stunning Selfie During The ‘Worst’ Dust Storm

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

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 Curiosity Rover Found Ancient Organic Matter On Mars: Does That Mean Aliens?

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

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Successfully Drills Duluth Rock After More Than A Year Of Drilling Hiatus

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 Will Test A New Method To Fix Mars Curiosity Rover's Drill On May 19

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

Mudcracks In Mars Confirm Existence Of Lakes That Likely Dried Up Billions Of Years Ago

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

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches 2,000 Sols On Red Planet

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

Still No Proof Of Life On Mars: Crystals Found By Rover Are Not Trace Fossils

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

Mars Curiosity Rover Is Drilling The Red Planet Again, This Time With A New Method

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

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Just Took A Selfie And A Stunning Panorama Of The Red Planet

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

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Unusual Formations On Red Planet

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

Five Years Of Curiosity: Fast Facts About Curiosity Rover On Its Fifth 'Birthday'

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

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Decides Which Martian Rocks To Study Without Human Input

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

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Samples Active Linear Dune On Red Planet

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's Mars Curiosity Rover Breaks Its Wheel

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

Curiosity Rover Spots Potential Mud Cracks On Mars: Another Evidence Of Water On Red Planet?

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

Curiosity Rover Finds Purple Rocks On Red Planet

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 Curiosity Rover Begins Next Chapter Of Mars Exploration

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 Sends Images Of Mars That Look Like The US Southwest

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 Can Now Choose Laser Targets On Its Own

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

NASA To Send New Mars Rover To Search For Life On Red Planet By 2020

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

Mars Rover Problems? NASA's Curiosity Rover Enters Safety Mode

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

Newly Discovered Mineral On Mars Could Rewrite Red Planet's History: NASA

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

There's A Big Fish Fossil On Mars, UFO Blogger Claims Upon Seeing Latest NASA Curiosity Rover Photo

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

Get A 360-Degree View Of Mars With Latest NASA Footage On Facebook [Video]

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

Mars Curiosity Rover Shows Detailed Close-Ups Of Martian Sand And Soil

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

Space Watchers Claim NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Captured Photo Of Martian Gorilla And Camel

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

NASA Curiosity Rover Finds High Concentration Of Silica On Mars

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

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Studies Martian Sand Dunes For The First Time

The prized photo taken by the rover's Mastcam shows rows and rows of the distinctively-shaped sand dunes.

FUTURE TECH December 14, 2015

Curious Curiousity Investigates Mysterious Sand Dunes On Mars

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

Mars Curiosity Rover Beams New Images From Mars And Alien Hunters Spot Giant Mouse On Red Planet

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

Alien Hunter Wants To Inform UN About Walking Bear On Planet Mars

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

How Pebbles On Mars Were Carried By Long-Gone Rivers For Tens Of Miles

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

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Sends Postcard Of Mount Sharp

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

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Petrified Sand Dunes On Mars

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

Curiosity Rover Takes Photo Of Strange Looking 'Floating Spoon' On Mars

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

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover's Latest Exploits: Drilling And Taking Selfie

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

NASA Releases 3D Printable Model Of Curiosity Rover

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

Woman On Mars? It's A Case Of Pareidolia: Here's The Explanation In English

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

Want To Go To Mars? NASA's Online Tools Let Public Join In Mars Exploration

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

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