- Apr 10, 2014After 18 months on Mars, the rover Curiosity has taken more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil, painting a more detailed image of how much water was once on the Red Planet.
- Feb 16, 2014The martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January.
- Feb 12, 2014New images are providing the strongest evidence so far that liquid water may exist on Mars today. The findings could have implications in understanding the potential for life on the red planet.
- Feb 10, 2014MAVEN will examine particles in Mars' atmosphere to tell story of the planet's four billion year old past.
- Feb 3, 2014On a mission to shed light on the red planet’s lost atmosphere, MAVEN will use eight instruments, five deep dips and an eccentric orbit to capture the myriad the forces of sun, wind, charge and magnetism in action.
- Jan 23, 2014Astrobiologists are developing ‘intelligent’ instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data. Although focused on Mars exploration for the time being, the technology could benefit missions throughout the Solar System.