Martian Rocks

NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drill method on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drill method on Mars

Curiosity has used its drill to collect samples 15 times since landing in 2012. Then, in December of 2016, a key part of the drill stopped working. 

Mar 01, 2018, 17:37 PM IST
NASA's Opportunity observes 'rock stripes' on Mars that may suggest actions of water

NASA's Opportunity observes 'rock stripes' on Mars that may suggest actions of water

Opportunity was planned as a 90-sol mission as NASA did not expect the rover to survive through a Martian winter.  

Feb 19, 2018, 11:02 AM IST
Red no more? NASA's Curiosity rover discovers purple rocks on Mars!

Red no more? NASA's Curiosity rover discovers purple rocks on Mars!

Studying the composition of these different rock layers can help scientists learn more about Mars' past.

Dec 30, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Mars rover Curiosity makes `pit stop` to study rocks

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

Sep 17, 2013, 11:47 AM IST

Curiosity blasts Martian rocks to help discover ancient past of Red Planet

Mars rover Curiosity is using its high-resolution cameras, sensors, drill and laser to search for habitability in the Red Planet.

Jun 18, 2013, 13:05 PM IST

Curiosity on Martian rocks similar to Mexican marshes

A team of researchers is studying a place on earth, which is very similar to the Martian crater where NASA’s rover Curiosity roams, in the hope to find clues about life on the red planet.

Oct 30, 2012, 14:53 PM IST