Hey Look, a Weird Bright Light Was Spotted on Mars

Do you see it? There's a little beacon of light in the photograph of Mars above. It's on the left side of the photo and it's pretty darn bright. What could it be? More importantly, what do we want it to be? A Martian signal keeping track of the Curiosity rover? An alien laser beam? A key to a secret portal in the universe? A superhero? Read More >>

Curiosity Discovers a Giant Lake Once Suitable for Life on Mars

The possibility that Mars was once home to all kinds of life is looking better and better with each new Curiosity discovery. According to newly published research, the rover has stumbled across a site in the Gale Crater that scientists believe might have once been a lake full of life. Read More >>

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How Mars Would Look If Rovers Were Into Instagram

Just after Mars rover Curiosity touched down, it sent home a selfie worthy of Instagram. But what if it was actually using Instagram? Nikos Kantarakias figured he might as well find out what that'd look like. Read More >>

Curiosity's First Year on Mars In a Whirlwind Two Minute Timelapse

It's hard to believe it but Curiosity has been out there roving the Red Planet for almost a year already. And like any good space vehicle, it has been meticulously documenting its every step(?). That's a lot of documentation. Here's the quick version: 12 months in two minutes. Ready? Go. Read More >>

Curiosity's Just Another Pale Blue Dot in This Hi-Def Photo From Mars

Looks like we're not the only pale blue dot in the solar system. A newly released image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows us that from way up high, the Curiosity rover is nothing more than a lonely, itty bitty blue speck amidst a sea of red. Read More >>

Meet the Crazy Army of Space-Cameras Curiosity Brought to Mars

Mars rover Curiosity has doubtlessly been doing a whole lot of important science up there on the red planet, but it's also been sending back a tonne of pictures to keep us simpler, non-scientist folks amused by all the pretty colors red. But what kind of cameras does that thing have anyways? JPL explains. Read More >>

There Was Drinkable Water On Mars, According To Opportunity

Opportunity, aka The Little Rover That Could, is still making important discoveries 10 years into its Martian jaunt. After the devastating loss of twin rover Spirit in 2011, Opportunity rallied and kept trekking, only to recently discover a fascinating rock near Endurance Crater. Read More >>

Radiation Makes a Manned Trip to Mars Impossible with Current Tech

Though Curiosity the rover can explore and see Mars up close, curious men and women of Earth will have to wait a bit longer. NASA reports that a manned trip to Mars is likely impossible with current technology because of radiation. Read More >>

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Blow Through Nine Months of Mars Roving Photos in Just One Minute

Since it touched down in August, Curiosity has been taking tonnes of pictures. We've already seen some of the best shots, but there's hundreds more where that came from. Fortunately, you can breeze through the whole nine months' collection in just one minute. Read More >>

Explore the Dark Side of Your Desk With This Wooden Curiosity Model

If you want a Curiosity rover of your own but don't quite have NASA's budget, you can save yourself £2,499,999,850 by going with designer Arnold Patrick Martin's beautiful wooden model. It doesn't move, the cameras don't work, and it probably won't survive a trip to Mars, but it's also only £100. Read More >>

Street View Hits Mars With This 4-Gigapixel Panoramic

There's been no shortage of Mars pictures since Curiosity landed. We've got Martian mountains, rover selfies, the works. But thanks to a little image stitching by a clever dude back here on Earth, now we have Mars Street View, kind of. Read More >>

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What a Giant Martian Mountain Would Look Like on Earth

The red planet is an alien world, and though it may have once held life, it's certainly no Earth. But that's to a recent, mammoth panorama shot by Curiosity, we can get a glimpse of what it would be life if one of Mars' mountains was transplanted here to ol' Terra. Read More >>

NASA: Ancient Life Could Have Survived on Mars

After analysing rock samples collected by the Curiosity Rover, NASA has made an exciting discovery: Conditions on a newly discovered grey (instead of red) part of Mars show it had conditions that were "once were favourable for life." It's an incredible breakthrough. Read More >>

Mars Rover Curiosity Has Successfully Drilled for the First Ever Sample of Mars' Virgin Bedrock

Since Curiosity has landed on Mars, it's been roving around finding all manner of...curiosities. Today, it's pulled off an intergalactic first and drilled 2.5 inches deep into the red planet's bedrock to obtain a sample. No one—no robot, as ever managed to pull that off before. Read More >>

What the Hell Is This Weird Shiny Object on Mars?

The Mars Curiosity Rover has been busy snapping photos (selfies too) of Mars and found something... strange. A small, shiny, metal-looking "protuberance" sticking out from the red planet. Is it some secret lever to open up a world where Martians exist? Or some random space junk? We don't know. Read More >>


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