Mars rover

NASA's Curiosity beams back most clear images of Martian clouds – Check it out!

NASA's Curiosity beams back most clear images of Martian clouds – Check it out!

The clouds in the new images are the most clearly visible so far from Curiosity, which landed five years ago this month about five degrees south of Mars' equator, NASA said.

Aug 11, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Five years of Curiosity: NASA goes back in time to celebrate Mars rover's anniversary - Watch

Five years of Curiosity: NASA goes back in time to celebrate Mars rover's anniversary - Watch

The droid, which landed near Mount Sharp five years ago, is examining clues on that mountain about long-ago lakes on Mars.

Aug 06, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
NASA unveils 'out-of-the-world' Mars rover concept

NASA unveils 'out-of-the-world' Mars rover concept

NASA's next robotic Mars rover is set to land on the red planet in 2020. The rover will search for signs of past microbial life and collect core samples for a potentially future return to Earth.

Jun 09, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
NASA's Mars rover 'Opportunity' enters its teenage years on Red Planet – Watch

NASA's Mars rover 'Opportunity' enters its teenage years on Red Planet – Watch

Launched on July 7, 2003 as part of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program, Opportunity landed on Mars' Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004.

Jan 25, 2017, 10:20 AM IST
Europe gives nod to 1.4 billion euros for Mars rover, ISS: European Space Agency

Europe gives nod to 1.4 billion euros for Mars rover, ISS: European Space Agency

Europe has approved an extra 1.4 billion euros (USD 1.5 billion) today to resuscitate a life-seeking Mars rover project and keep its place on the ISS.

Dec 02, 2016, 20:56 PM IST
Researchers reveal first Mars rover made in Mexico

Researchers reveal first Mars rover made in Mexico

The development team consists of nine engineering students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and one from the National Polytechnic Institute.

Oct 03, 2016, 09:45 AM IST
Happy fourth, Curiosity: NASA celebrates rover's anniversary with new social media game!

Happy fourth, Curiosity: NASA celebrates rover's anniversary with new social media game!

4th August, 2016 marks Curiosity's fourth anniversary on the Red Planet and this evidently calls for a celebration, which NASA has wasted no time in doing!

Aug 04, 2016, 23:45 PM IST
NASA's next Mars Rover discussion on Facebook Live

NASA's next Mars Rover discussion on Facebook Live

The scientists will talk about the significant step the agency is taking on Mars 2020's journey to Mars, proceeding with final design and construction of the robotic explorer, NASA wrote in a blog.

Jul 15, 2016, 15:49 PM IST
See pic: NASA's Mars rover Opportunity scales challenging terrains!

See pic: NASA's Mars rover Opportunity scales challenging terrains!

Opportunity is NASA's senior rover, which has been on Mars for 12 years now.

Feb 26, 2016, 10:38 AM IST
Curiosity spots loads of silica on Mars, bolsters water presence

Curiosity spots loads of silica on Mars, bolsters water presence

Water that is acidic would tend to carry other ingredients away and leave silica behind.

Dec 18, 2015, 12:23 PM IST
NASA's Curiosity rover eyes Mars' active dunes

NASA's Curiosity rover eyes Mars' active dunes

No active dunes have been visited anywhere in the solar system besides Earth.  

Nov 17, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

NASA's Mars rover 'smarter' than Curiosity

NASA's next nuclear-powered Mars rover, slated to launch in 2020, has started taking shape. The new vehicle will be "smarter" than the previous one on many counts, according to the engineers on the project.

Sep 27, 2015, 18:36 PM IST
After finding water, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover scouts new location

After finding water, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover scouts new location

After investigating the "Marias Pass" region where it found a geological contact zone and rocks that are unexpectedly high in silica and hydrogen content, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has now moved to an entirely new location on the Red Planet.

Aug 20, 2015, 11:58 AM IST
Curiosity Mars rover clicks rare sunspots

Curiosity Mars rover clicks rare sunspots

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has provided images of sunspots from the other side of the Sun that is turned away from Earth.

Jul 13, 2015, 11:49 AM IST
Mars missions to rest as Red Planet hides behind Sun

Mars missions to rest as Red Planet hides behind Sun

 From June 7 to June 21, NASA's Mars Missions will not beam any new data to the Earth as the Red Planet goes behind the Sun and the spacecraft and rovers take their biennial rest.

Jun 08, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Mars rover finishes marathon in over 11 years

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has completed its first Red Planet marathon, clocking 42.195 kilometres in a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.

May 18, 2015, 19:13 PM IST
Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Red Planet

Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Red Planet

Research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars, astrophysicists said Monday.

Apr 13, 2015, 21:56 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's Curiosity rover halts work on Mars after short circuit

NASA's Curiosity rover halts work on Mars after short circuit

The US space agency, NASA, on Tuesday said that the Curiosity rover has temporarily halted work on Mars while engineers analyse a transient short circuit.

Mar 04, 2015, 10:14 AM IST