New low-angle “selfie” of the Curiosity rover taken while it was in Marias Pass, consisting of multiple images stitched together. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
After extensive investigations of rock layers in Marias Pass, a shallow valley near the base of Mount Sharp, the Curiosity rover is now heading southwest again, to continue gradually climbing the […]
View of an igneous clast named Harrison, which is embedded in a conglomerate rock in Gale crater, and features elongated light-toned feldspar crystals. This mosaic is a combination of an image from Mastcam with higher-resolution images from ChemCam’s Remote Micro-Imager. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/IRAP/U. Nantes/IAS/MSSS
The Curiosity rover, still roaming in Gale crater, has discovered […]
Artist’s conception of the MarCO CubeSats flying past Mars as the InSight lander descends to the surface. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The next NASA mission to Mars, the InSight lander, will include some additional experimental technology: the first deep-space CubeSats. Two small CubeSats will fly past the planet as the lander is descending through the […]
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Texas A&M Univ
PASADENA, Calif — The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes directly in front of the other, Deimos, in a new series of sky-watching images from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.
Curiosity’s destination for its first drilling will be this patch of veined, flat-lying rocks. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL
A little over five months since making landfall on the blood-red surface of Mars, NASA’s remarkable Curiosity rover is heading towards its first sample-drilling target: a flat rock, laced with pale veins, which may yield clues about […]
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems
On Friday Sept. 7, 2012 (Sol 32) the Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” turned its camera around and snapped this picture of itself from its landing spot in Gale Crater. The camera fixture is located on Curiosity’s spindly robotic arm.
This composite image, with magnified insets, depicts the first laser test by the Chemistry and Camera, or ChemCam, instrument aboard NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. The composite incorporates a Navigation Camera image taken prior to the test, with insets taken by the camera in ChemCam. The circular insert highlights the rock before the laser test. […]
The Mars Science Laboratory rover ‘Curiosity’ is set to use its Chemistry Camera or ‘ChemCam’ on rocks. This tool is the most powerful laser ever employed on a planetary mission and may help scientists determine whether-or-not the Red Plaent ever harbored life. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Curiosity is getting ready to use her laser cannon. […]