Curiosity rover shoots new self-portrait

NASA's released a new, stunning self-portrait of the Curiosity Mars rover, stitched together from dozens of high-resolution images.

Mars rover finds organic compounds

NASA's confirmed rumors that the Curiosity rover has found organic compounds on Mars - but says they're probably not a sign of life, and likely came from Earth.

Has Curiosity found complex organics on Mars?

Space nuts may get an early Christmas present this year: rumors are flying that NASA is preparing to announce the discovery of organic molecules on Mars - a possible sign of life.

Curiosity delivers Martian weather report

NASA's Curiosity rover has been gathering a wealth of information about  winds and natural radiation on Mars, spotting whirlwinds and changes in air pressure.

Rover examines changes in Martian atmosphere

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover is helping to explain how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere, leaving it with 100 times less than Earth.

Martian soil is similar to Hawaii's

NASA's Curiosity rover has finished its first set of tests on the soil sample it scooped up earlier this month and discovered it's a lot like the volcanic soils of Hawaii.

Curiosity identifies Earth-like rock - and has its first carwash

The first rock to be touched by NASA's Curiosity rover - dubbed Jake Matijevic - turns out to have a very Earth-like composition, different to anything before seen on Mars.

Video: Curiosity samples Martian soil at Rocknest



NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has successfully collected and sampled a scoopful of sand and powdery material at the "Rocknest" site on the Red Planet.

Curiosity set to scoop sand sample that could reveal ancient life

NASA's Curiosity rover is getting ready to take its first scoop of Martian soil.

And the weather on Mars is... really very pleasant

Preliminary weather reports from the Curiosity rover’s Remote Environment Monitoring Station (REMS) are showing some surprisingly mild temperatures during the day. 

Curiosity rover arrives at unusual rock

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a break from its drive to Glenelg to examine a football-size rock with its robotic arm.

Mars Curiosity rover readies for Red Planet trek



NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has completed the delicate calibration of a robotic arm as it awaits further instructions in Gale Crater near the Martian equator.

Mars rover carries out arm exercises

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is taking a break from driving to prepare for full use of the tools on its arm.

Curiosity begins longest journey yet

The kids are in the back, there's gas in the tank, and NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off on its first long trip.

Ray Bradbury on Mars

Ray Bradbury's now officially part of the galaxy. 



Curiosity rover takes its first drive

Humans have left the first wheel tracks on Mars, following the Curiosity rover's first, short drive.

Curiosity to take first steps today

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take its first test drive today, in a 30-minute jaunt that will end where it started.

Curiosity rover starts firing laser

Yesterday, an invader from another planet fired off a laser 30 times, in what we have to hope won't be seen as an act of aggression by any overlooked Martian inhabitants.

Anthrax on Mars

No this is not a report about a horrible diseases on Mars we could potentially bring back to Earth - that was pretty much the plot of The Andromeda Strain, except that disease came back from the moon. 



Mars rover gets new orders

NASA's in the final stages of a series of software updates to the Curiosity Mars rover designed to optimize it for surface operations.