NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed its first two-day autonomous drive Monday, bringing the mobile laboratory to a good vantage point for pictures useful in selecting the next target the rover will reach out and touch.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity now has a view of a patch of exposed bedrock scientists selected for a few days of close-up study, the first such study since the rover began its long trek to Mount Sharp two months ago.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is approaching its biggest turning point since landing its rover, Curiosity, inside Mars' Gale Crater last summer.
NASA says it's abandoned plans for two high-resolution 3D cameras to be carried by the next Mars rover.
NASA is using cloud computing to optimize the efficiency of two rovers currently exploring the Martian landscape.
Avatar director James Cameron has persuaded NASA to let him help design a high-resolution 3D camera for the next Mars Rover.