Category Archives: Mars

Veiny 'Garden City' Site and Surroundings

NASA Study Mineral Veins on Mars

(NASA) – Scientists now have a better understanding about a site with the most chemically diverse mineral veins NASA’s Curiosity rover has examined on Mars, thanks in part to a…

Mars Rover Arm

Curiosity Mars Rover Drill Experiences Electrical Short

(NASA) – Managers of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover mission expect to approve resumption of rover arm movements as early as next week while continuing analysis of what appears to be…

mars drill sample

Second bite of Martian mountain taken by NASA Rover

(NASA) – The second bite of a Martian mountain taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover hints at long-ago effects of water that was more acidic than any evidenced in the…

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NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover Spotted from Mars Orbit

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover can be seen at the “Pahrump Hills” area of Gale Crater in this view from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars…

Mars Drill test

Curiosity’s Mini-Drill Test at ‘Mojave’ Provides Unusual Opportunity

(NASA/JPL) – This view from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the arm of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows some of the outcome from a shallow-depth, mini-drill test…

Mars Lake

Rover Finds Clues to How Water Helped Shape Martian Landscape

(NASA) – Observations by NASA’s Curiosity Rover indicate Mars’ Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years. This interpretation of…

'Confidence Hills' - The First Mount Sharp Drilling Site

Mars Curiosity Finds Minerals First Seen From Space

(NASA) Reddish rock powder from the first hole drilled into a Martian mountain by NASA’s Curiosity rover has yielded the mission’s first confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit. “This…

Mars Comet Flyby

Mars Satellite Fleet has Front Row Seat for Comet Viewing

(NASA) – The extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013…