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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 sued by California man over mysterious rock on Mars

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:37

The US space agency, NASA, has been sued by a California man for not investigating a mysterious rock, discovered by Mars Opportunity rover, a couple of weeks ago.

Scientists carry out first rock dating experiment on Mars

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 16:27

Scientists have, for the first time, successfully determined the age of a Martian rock through experiments being carried out on the Red Planet.

Curiosity Mars rover confirms first drilled Martian rock sample

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 11:39

NASA`s Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images, which confirm that it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet.

Curiosity rover hammers into its first Martian rock

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 15:31

NASA`s Curiosity rover has used its drill system for the first time to hammer into a flat slab of Martian rock to gather samples which will determine if the red planet once hosted life.

NASA`s Curiosity rover preparing to drill on Mars

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 09:26

NASA says the Curiosity rover should be ready to begin drilling on Mars soon.

NASA Curiosity set to drill into 1st Martian rock

Last Updated: Saturday, January 05, 2013, 16:39

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is very close to drilling into its first rock on the Red Planet, with the set-up operation likely to begin next week, it has been revealed.

Curiosity zaps first Martian rock

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 12:06

NASA’s rover Curiosity has fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument, to interrogate a fist-size rock called “Coronation.”

Mars rover Curiosity set to use laser on Martian rock

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 09:33

There is some more good news as NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is gearing to zap up Martian rock by using its laser technique.

Ancient Martian rock minerals formed in habitable environment

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 13:44

A new analysis has suggested that a rock found on Mars in 1996, which was claimed by scientists to host life, has minerals which could have only been formed in a habitable environment.