Science observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended for a few days while engineers run tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on Nov. 17.
Earlier this week, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover began climbing "Solander Point," the northern tip of the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission's nearly 10 Earth years on Mars.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed a trek of many months toward its mountain-slope destination, Mount Sharp. The rover used instruments on its arm last week to inspect rocks at its first waypoint along the route inside Gale Crater.
The location, originally chosen on the basis of images taken from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, paid off with investigation of targets that bear evidence of ancient wet environments.
Smart as the Mars Curiosity mission has been about landing and finding its own way on a distant world, the rover is pretty brainless when it comes to doing the science that it was sent 567 million kilometers to carry out. That has to change if future rover missions are to make discoveries further out in the solar system, scientists say.
The latest drive by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover brought the total distance that the rover has driven on Mars to more than 1 kilometer. One kilometer is about 0.62 miles.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven more than half of the distance needed to get from a site where it spent 22 months to its next destination.
Approaching its 10th anniversary of leaving Earth, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is on the move again, trekking to a new study area still many weeks away.
Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains quite active, recent findings from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity indicate.
NASA's released a new, stunning self-portrait of the Curiosity Mars rover, stitched together from dozens of high-resolution images.
NASA is making ambitious plans to land a second rover on Mars in 2020 and send astronauts there in the 2030s.
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.
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.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has chomped up its first solid sample, taking it into its Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument for analysis.
Carnegie Mellon University spinoff Astrobotic Technology has now completed a full-size prototype of a solar-powered robot designed to search for water ice at the moon's poles.
NASA's Curiosity rover is getting ready to take its first scoop of Martian soil.
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has arrived at "Matijevic Hill" - a site overlooking the 14-mile-wide Endeavour Crater.
Preliminary weather reports from the Curiosity rover’s Remote Environment Monitoring Station (REMS) are showing some surprisingly mild temperatures during the day.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a break from its drive to Glenelg to examine a football-size rock with its robotic arm.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is taking a break from driving to prepare for full use of the tools on its arm.
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.