Mars
Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover’s drilling
Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover’s drilling

According to a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory statement, ground controllers on Earth have elected to send the Curiosity rover on its way rather than drill into a potential target rock...

   
Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in
Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover recently spotted a Red Planet rock that looks like a femur thigh bone...

   
Curiosity team seeks alternate route to Mars’ Mount Sharp after rover stalled
Curiosity team seeks alternate route to Mars’ Mount Sharp after rover stalled

Slippery sand in the northeastern region of Mars' Hidden Valley is compelling the mission team for NASA's Curiosity rover to seek an alternate, better route to its Mount Sharp destination...

   
NASA orbiter gears up for comet’s passage near Mars
NASA orbiter gears up for comet’s passage near Mars

NASA has adjusted its Mars Odyssey orbiter in order to match the timing of a comet as it passes extraordinarily close to the Red Planet on October 19. The precautionary measure, which saw Mars Odyssey fire its thrusters for five and a half seconds on Tuesday, will ensure that the spacecraft is on the opposite side of the planet when the Siding Spring comet flies by...

   
Award-winning science writer explores Mars Curiosity mission in latest book
Award-winning science writer explores Mars Curiosity mission in latest book

Esteemed science writer Marc Kaufman’s latest book Mars Up Close takes an in-depth look at NASA’s Curiosity mission to the Red Planet and what the future might bring for humanity’s relationship with it...

   
Australian geologist pioneers search for microbial life on Mars
Australian geologist pioneers search for microbial life on Mars

Australian geologist Dr. Abigail Allwood, principal investigator for the NASA 2020 Mars Rover program, is at the forefront of the elusive search for evidence that microbial life once existed on Mars...

   
Incredible oxygen-generating instrument will accompany Mars 2020 rover
Incredible oxygen-generating instrument will accompany Mars 2020 rover

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New rover may produce rocket fuel on Mars
New rover may produce rocket fuel on Mars

A rover NASA plans to send to Mars in 2021 will attempt to produce oxygen, a major component of rocket fuel, on the Martian surface. Titled MOXIE, the vehicle will contain seven instruments that will take carbon dioxide from Mars' thin atmosphere and convert it to oxygen...

   
Mars conference summarizes search for life
Mars conference summarizes search for life

With ample evidence of past habitability, Mars is the focal point for NASA’s search for clues to the existence, past or present, of extraterrestrial life...

   
NASA to provide details soon about 2020 Mars mission
NASA to provide details soon about 2020 Mars mission

A live announcement scheduled for noon EDT will see NASA providing details about what instruments will be carried by the Mars 2020 mission rover. The roving laboratory is the successor to the widely celebrated Curiosity rover...