NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has identified evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had previously found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.
An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover indicates ancient Mars could have supported living microbes long ago.
An international team of researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the French Space Agency say they have managed to track a trail of minerals that point to the prior presence of water at the Curiosity rover site on Mars.
Since the beginning of August, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has been exploring the Red Planet and learning as much as it can about the terrain.
The robotic arm of NASA’s Curiosity rover recently made contact with a Martian rock for the first time - analyzing the chemical elements inside of a rock dubbed "Jake Matijevic" by scientists.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover recently concluded a series of preparatory tests designed to calibrate precision movements by the rover's robotic arm which is used to deploy a wide variety of tools.
NASA's Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars at 1:31 AM EDT on August 6.
NASA has confirmed that its Curiosity rover will depart for Mars on November 26 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
NASA is in the final stages of preparing its Mars Curiosity rover for a launch from Florida's Space Coast on November 25.