curiosity rover

02/09/2013 - 22:12

NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a
flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the first time any robot has drilled into a rock to collect a sample on Mars.


10/30/2012 - 16:51

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed initial experiments showing the mineralogy of Martian soil is similar to weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in Hawaii.

10/11/2012 - 17:55

The first Martian rock NASA's Curiosity rover has reached out to touch presents a more varied composition than expected from previous missions. The rock also resembles some unusual rocks from Earth's interior.

10/06/2010 - 23:00

NASA is set to launch its Mars Science laboratory, a rover named Curiosity, in the fall of 2011 to explore the red planet. Curiosity will be a far superior Mars mission than its previous missions.