Mars Rover Curiosity

First time ever: Mars Curiosity rover explores Martian sand dunes!

First time ever: Mars Curiosity rover explores Martian sand dunes!

The image shows a close-up of the dunes' sand grains, taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera.

Dec 14, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

NASA spots pyramid-like structure on Mars

Fuelling speculation that advanced civilisation once thrived on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has found a pyramid-like structure on the Red Planet, media reports said.

Jun 22, 2015, 17:24 PM IST
Forget ice, Mars may have liquid water

Forget ice, Mars may have liquid water

Adding to the growing literature on possible life conditions on the Red Planet, new research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there is liquid water close to the surface of Mars.

Apr 14, 2015, 12:21 PM IST
Mars rover Curiosity regains use of robotic arm

Mars rover Curiosity regains use of robotic arm

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has regained use of its robotic arm after an electrical glitch forced mission scientists to suspend drilling work last month.

Mar 16, 2015, 19:28 PM IST
NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.

Mar 04, 2015, 22:33 PM IST
Curiosity rover takes new selfie on Mars

Curiosity rover takes new selfie on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has posted a new selfie taken on a sandstone outcrop in the Kimberley region of Mars.

Dec 08, 2014, 15:01 PM IST
Mars rover Curiosity finds first mineral match on surface

Mars rover Curiosity finds first mineral match on surface

The Mars rover Curiosity has discovered the first mineral match from the Martian surface. The reddish powder from the hole drilled into a mountain yielded the mission's confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit, the US space agency said in a statement.

Nov 05, 2014, 11:47 AM IST
Mars rover Curiosity drills first hole into Mount Sharp

Mars rover Curiosity drills first hole into Mount Sharp

In a bid to understand how the once wet Red Planet turned cold and dry, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has successfully drilled the first sample-collection hole in Mount Sharp, a layered mountain in Mars.

Sep 29, 2014, 11:19 AM IST
NASA developing robot troops to explore alien worlds

NASA developing robot troops to explore alien worlds

 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing a new troop of robots that could one day race across distant planets as a sort of space exploration vanguard.

Aug 27, 2014, 19:56 PM IST

NASA`s Mars rover stuck in `Hidden Valley`

NASA`s Mars Rover Curiosity may have to find a new route to its destination Mount Sharp after getting stuck in sand in the “Hidden Valley”.

Aug 20, 2014, 14:59 PM IST

NASA’s rover Curiosity find `Australia` on Mars

In a fascinating finding, NASA’s rover Curiosity`s camera has spotted a rock on Mars that looks like Australia.

Apr 08, 2014, 19:21 PM IST

NASA rover Curiosity feels heat on Mars

All is not well with NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity. The wear and tear in its wheels owing to rough Martian landscape has been a cause of concern for mission managers.

Jan 31, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Mars rover Curiosity gets software upgrade, wheel check

Mars rover Curiosity has got a software upgrade and is being checked for the wear and tear on the one-tonne robot`s wheels caused by the rugged Martian surface.

Dec 22, 2013, 22:00 PM IST

Curiosity suffers glitch, halts operations on Red Planet

NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity has suffered a glitch on November 17, halting all roving and science observations for a few days on the Red Planet.

Nov 21, 2013, 18:50 PM IST

Curiosity helps capture best ever Mars solar eclipse photos

NASA`s Mars rover Curiosity turned its cameras skyward to snap pictures of the planet`s moon, Phobos, passing in front of the sun, images released on Thursday show.

Aug 31, 2013, 00:11 AM IST

Mars rover Curiosity encounters dust devils

NASA scientists has announced the presence of dust devils in Gale crater on Mars.

Nov 16, 2012, 13:30 PM IST

Why NASA hopes Curiosity never finds water on Mars?

Scientists behind Mars rover Curiosity are crossing their fingers that the rover does not discover Martian water because they fear that it may pollute the red planet.

Sep 11, 2012, 18:33 PM IST

Mars rover Curiosity heads east to its first destination

NASA Mars rover Curiosity has embarked on its first destination.

Aug 30, 2012, 09:23 AM IST

Curiosity sends data about composition of Martian surface

Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team are thrilled as the laser instrument`s first analyzes yield beautiful results.

Aug 24, 2012, 12:25 PM IST

Curiosity’s site for first drive pinpointed by team NASA

Researchers and engineers of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission have selected the first destination for their one-ton, six-wheeled mobile Mars laboratory, it has been revealed.

Aug 18, 2012, 13:32 PM IST