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NASA’s Curiosity rover drills hole into 3rd Martian rock for sample test

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 14:07

Last week NASA’s Curiosity Rover conducted a successful test bore into a sandstone slab at “Kimberley”. This week it decided to go for a deep drill excursion into the Martian rock target called “Windjama.

NASA`s Curiosity rover to drive over sand dune

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 11:28

NASA`s Curiosity Mars rover will likely drive westward over a sand dune and across a valley with fewer sharp rock hazards than alternative routes.

Clay mineralogy reveals new clues about Mars’ past habitability

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:42

Researchers have said that the first detailed examination of clay mineralogy in its original setting on Mars is offering new insights on the planet`s past habitability.

NASA rover finds remnants of freshwater lake on Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:22

A US space agency rover tooling around on the dry surface of Mars has for the first time uncovered direct evidence of what used to be a freshwater lake, scientists said Monday.

Rover Curiosity finds `abundant` water in Martian soil

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:00

The first scoop of soil analysed by the Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the Martian surface may contain "abundant" water, Xinhua reported Thursday citing US researchers.

Mars rover Curiosity makes `pit stop` to study rocks

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:47

After driving for two months, the Mars Rover, Curiosity, has finally parked itself to study rocks under its wheels.

Dusty wind, not water, likely formed mound on Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 11:25

A new analysis has suggested that a roughly 3.5-mile high Martian mound that scientists suspect preserves evidence of a massive lake might actually have formed as a result of the Red Planet`s famously dusty atmosphere.

Curiosity rover drills into Mars for 1st time

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 16:19

NASA`s Mars rover Curiosity has turned its drill in rock for the first time.

Mars rover `Curiosity` faces tricky landing

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 10:37

Scientists and engineers are anxiously waiting the descent of Mars rover `Curiosity` which is expected to land at 1:31 a.m. EDT (0531 GMT) on August 6.

Mars mountain will read like a great novel: NASA

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 18:42

Scientists have spent years whittling down the landing site for the rover, Curiosity, set to launch later this year and land in August 2012.