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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa’s Mars rover finds rock with earth-like chemistry

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:53am by Reuters Cape Canaveral

    ... Reuters Cape Canaveral When scientists selected a rock to test the Mars rover Curiosity’s laser, they expected it to contain the same minerals as rocks found elsewhere on the Red Planet, ... of rock type that we encountered on Mars.” Curiosity arrived on Mars two months ago to learn if the most earth-like planet in the solar system was suitable for microbial life. Last month, ...

  2. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Nasa to send new rover to Mars in 2020

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 10:17am by AFP

    ... surface since 2004. The much more sophisticated Curiosity rover landed in Gale Crater on August 6. Two other spacecraft are currently orbiting Mars to study the planet from above and help relay ... Mars exploration budget, builds on the exciting discoveries of Curiosity, and takes advantage of a favourable launch opportunity.” While the rover’s name and actual mission must still be worked ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Contamination fears over Nasa's rover machine on the surface of Mars

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... inside a box to be opened only after Curiosity landed on Mars. But that changed after engineers grew concerned that a rough landing could damage the rover and the drill mechanism. They decided ... contaminate Mars For all the hopes Nasa has pinned on the rover it landed on Mars last month, one wish is unspoken: please don't find water. Scientists don't believe they will. They chose ...

  4. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Curiosity Mars rover collects historic first bedrock sample

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity has penetrated a rock on the Red Planet and collected a sample from its interior, the US space agency announced Saturday. ... designed now is a fully operating analytical laboratory on Mars,” said agency official John Grunsfeld. “This is the biggest milestone accomplishment for the Curiosity team since the sky-crane ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Eclipse season on Mars, so Curiosity took photos

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:02pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington On Mars, a partial eclipse of the sun isn’t quite as rare as on earth. So Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover is snapping hundreds of pictures of the spectacle ... of an eclipse season on Mars, and it’s that time of year when those Martian moons take turns taking bites of the sun. Curiosity turned its cameras skyward to watch the action in three different ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE FOCUS

    All systems go for Curiosity rover on Mars

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... for Curiosity's Mars exploration After two weeks of checking instruments, testing software and practising its rock-zapping skills, Curiosity the Mars rover is now taking its first baby steps across ... much bigger and trickier to manoeuvre than the arms on the previous Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. "There was a bit of getting used to using the arm under Martian gravity ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nasa probe discovers gravel from ancient stream bed on Mars

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Grotzinger said in a statement. The Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since early August, also investigated a second outcrop known as Link. The pictures transmitted by Curiosity show ... Agence France-Presse Scientists find more evidence of water on the Red Planet Nasa’s Mars rover has discovered gravel once carried by the waters of an ancient stream that “ran vigorously” ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity finds Mars rock similar to Hawaiian stone

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US Rover finds Mars rock similar to that in Hawaii When scientists selected a rock to test the Mars rover Curiosity's laser, they expected it to contain ... it seems to be a new kind of rock type that we encountered on Mars." Curiosity arrived on Mars two months ago to learn if the most earth-like planet in the solar system was suited to microbial ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:08pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Nasa rover finds another visitor from space on Mars Nasa's Curiosity rover has found a two-metre-long iron meteorite on the surface of Mars. Scientists named the first ... meteorite found by Curiosity, its predecessor rovers Spirit and Opportunity both found numerous smaller examples. The first meteorite on Mars was discovered by Opportunity in 2005. Meteorites may ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity's stream discovery raises hopes of finding life on Mars

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... gravel lifts prospects of life on Mars Nasa's Mars rover, Curiosity, has discovered gravel carried by an ancient stream that once "ran vigorously" on the red planet. The news bodes ... mission scientist Rebecca Williams. The Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since early August, also investigated a second outcrop known as Link. The pictures transmitted by Curiosity ...




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