Curiosity Watch


Tease photo

Curiosity Watch-Driving Mars rover a long, long-distance task (with video)

Curiosity has started its journey to Mount Sharp, a 3.4-mile-high mountain rising from the center of Gale Crater.

Curiosity Watch-Mars rover to probe ancient clay sediments

At a location on Mars called Yellowknife Bay, NASA’s Curiosity rover last March found clay rocks with hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and sulfur.

Curiosity Watch-Mars rover scopes radiation risk for manned mission

NASA says we are sending humans to Mars.

Curiosity Watch-Martian atmosphere likely swept away by solar winds

During most of April planetary orbits put the sun between Mars and Earth and cut off reliable communications with Curiosity, the NASA rolling laboratory on the Red Planet.

Curiosity Watch-Curiosity a rolling lab to identify Mars minerals

Curiosity is on its own for most of this month because the sun is between Earth and Mars, blocking radio signals between the planets.

Curiosity Watch-Ups and downs mark month for Curiosity

It’s been a busy month for Curiosity since last month’s column, with some great news and a few problems. First, the great news.

Tease photo

Curiosity Watch-Rover tools tested as science mission looms

Just over five months ago, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, landed in Gale Crater on Mars.

Curiosity Watch-Rover offers daily taste of Mars weather

One of the primary instruments on the rover Curiosity is the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station, a weather station to help us better understand the climate of Mars.

Curiosity Watch-Curiosity already diving into discoveries

So what has Curiosity been doing on Mars for the past Earth month?

Tease photo

Curiosity Watch-Curiosity's camera system makes give Mars rover powerful eyes

On Aug. 5, NASA successfully landed Curiosity, the Mars Science Lab rover, at Gale Crater on the planet Mars.