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  • Mount Sharp foothills
    ‘We’re Here!': Curiosity rover arrives at Mount Sharp on Mars
    After a long, and at times risky two-year journey, the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity has reached the base of the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, the primary destination since its landing back in 2012. Mount Sharp is about the same height as...
  • Thigh bone on Mars stuns NASA and alien life theorists: Do aliens need oxygen?
    Thigh bone on Mars stuns NASA and alien life theorists: Do aliens need oxygen?
    A thigh bone found on Mars is sparking a frenzy of excitement among alien life on Mars theorists. The image of the thigh bone was taken a few days ago by the MastCam of NASA’s Curiosity rover and shows a bone-like object lying on the surface...
  • Curiosity on Mars
    Curiosity celebrates second anniversary on Mars as it approaches mountain goal
    The Curiosity rover has been actively exploring Mars for two years now, and as it celebrated its second anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 5, it is also, after a lengthy journey, approaching its primary mission goal: the massive Mount Sharp in the...
  • Drill holes at Windjana
    Curiosity completes third drilling in search of Martian organics
    The Curiosity rover has now completed its third successful drilling, this time in Martian sandstone, it was announced yesterday, May 6, 2014, by NASA.The rock target, called Windjana, is at the base of the Mount Remarkable butte. The previous two...
  • Carole Cook: It's All About Curiosity
    One-on-One with Stage and Screen Legend Carole Cook: It's All About "Curiosity"
    Now into her sixth decade in show business, stage and screen legend Carole Cook has done it all and seen it all. Filmgoers young and old alike undoubtedly know her best as Bessie Limpet to Don Knott’s The Incredible Mr. Limpet or for her...
  • NASA curiosity Mars rover driving in reverse to save wheels
    Curiosity Mars rover driving in reverse to save wheels
    NASA has just announced that it has started driving its$2.5 billion Curiosity Mars rover in reverse. This comes as just the latest in a series of events concerning the rover, specifically its wheels, which have been damaged by sharp Martian rocks,...
  • NASA Curiosity Dingo Gap
    Video: Curiosity Mars rover blasts through 'Dingo Gap' sand dune
    NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover has just burst through the 'Dingo Gap' sand dune in an attempt to save wear on its wheels. The impetus for the decision: tears and holes in the rover's wheels, which are made of aluminum. The...
  • NASA Curiosity rover wheel damage pictures Dingo Gap sand
    Curiosity Mars rover blasts through 'Dingo Gap'
    NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover has just burst through the 'Dingo Gap' sand dune in an attempt to save wear on its wheels. The impetus for the decision: tears and holes in the rover's wheels, which are made of aluminum. The...
  • NASA Curiosity rover picture of Earth from Mars.
    NASA 'Curiosity' rover photographs Earth from Mars
    What does Earth look like if seen from the planet Mars? Well, we now know thanks to NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which snapped a picture of Earth from the Red Planet last week at a distance of about 80 million miles. As for what earth looks...
  • Earth and Moon from Mars
    Curiosity sees Earth in the Martian twilight sky
    The Curiosity rover has taken its first twilight image of Earth, and even the Moon, in the darkening Martian evening sky from its location in Gale crater. The photo was released today, February 6, 2014, by NASA.The Earth appears as a tiny bluish...
  • NASA Curiosity rover wheel damage pictures
    Mars rocks taking toll on Curiosity Mars rover
    NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover is having a rough go of things on Mars, literally. Mission control is paying a lot of attention on the rover's 6f wheels of late thanks to photos showing tears and holes in the rover's wheels, which...
  • Rock materializes in front of curiosity rover.
    'Mystery rock' materializes in front of Mars rover
    A rock suddenly materialized, apparently out of nothing, in front of the Mars Opportunity rover, and that comes straight from lead mission scientist, Steve Squires. The announcement came Thursday night at a press conference celebrating the Twin...
  • NASA Curiosity rover radiation on Mars
    NASA: radiation levels on Mars 'manageable'
    New findings from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover concerning the levels of Martian radiation have just been published here on Earth. The findings: radiation levels as experienced by the rover are 'manageable' for human explorers.So, how...
  • Curiosity rover evidence for life on Mars
    NASA: dried-up Martian lake could have supported life
    Big news is coming from NASA by way of the Curiosity rover about Mars and, more specifically, its ability to support life in the distant past. The discovery: an ancient Martian lake that existed upwards of 3.5 billion years ago that could have...
  • Rock Outcrops on Mars and Earth This set of images compares the Link outcrop of rocks on Mars (left) with similar rocks seen on Earth (right).
    Discovery of lake on Mars points to life almost four billion years ago
    A team of researchers from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission reported the discovery of evidence that a lake existed on Mars 3.6 billion years ago that may have sustained primitive microbial life in the Dec. 9, 2013, issue...