The Mystery of the Strange Vanishing Object on Mars Has Been Solved

Earlier this week, a strange silhouette appeared on one of the early pictures taken by the Mars Curiosity rover's Hazard-Avoidance Cams. Shortly after that picture was taken, the mysterious shadow was gone, causing a firestorm among conspiracy theorists worldwide. Read More >>

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First Colour 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Shows No Sailors Fighting In the Dance Hall

It's Curiosity's day 3 on the Gale Crater, Mars and all systems are running as expected. There is no sign of sailors fighting in the dance hall, cavemen or any freaky show, and here's the first natural 360-degree colour panorama image to prove it. Read More >>

Curiosity Opens Her Eyes for the First Time

More great news just keeps coming from the red planet: Curiosity has opened her eyes for the first time! She took a good look around her and decided that life is good on Mars—albeit a bit lonely. Read More >>

Why Do the Mars Rover's Images Look So Bad?

A lot of people are wondering why the first colour image from the Mars Curiosity Rover looks so murky. Or why the black and white pictures look so low-resolution and out of focus in some areas. Calm yourselves. They will look absolutely amazing soon, perfect and in high-def. Read More >>

Seven Reasons Curiosity Is the Baddest Rover Ever

While Curiosity was still flying through space, way before it landed on Mars, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were busy working with a clone rover back on earth. In a simulation area called the Mars Yard, scientists put the duplicate Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) through a series of experiments to perfect the rover's software and reevaluate its capabilities. The tests answered critical questions, such as: Can it go over that big rock? Read More >>

The First Colour Photo of Martian Landscape from the Mars Curiosity Rover

Shooting a robot millions of miles from Earth and landing it on another planet is incredibly impressive and all, but it wasn't just an aeronautical physics experiment. We went there to collect data. Now we've got some: the first coluor images from Mars Curiosity. Read More >>

First High Resolution View By Curiosity Shows Impressive 3-Mile-Tall Mount Sharp

Here you have it. It's not the super-HD panoramic image that everyone is eagerly awaiting for, but this is the first high(ish) resolution image of the three-mile-high Aeolis Mons, commonly known as Mount Sharp. Read More >>

Spectacular Image of Mars Curiosity's Descent From Space

This is absolutely incredible. The HiRISE camera NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to spot Curiosity as it was descending on the surface of the red planet. You can clearly see the capsule and the deployed supersonic parachute. Read More >>

The Beautiful Video Game That Drives NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover

So MSL Curiosity has landed. It survived the seven minutes of terror and safely touched down on the surface of Mars -- a miracle in its own right. Now that it's there, it needs a way to move around. Anyone who played Lunar Lander and Moon Patrol already knows how they're going to do this: video games. Read More >>

The iPhone Is Four Times as Powerful as the Curiosity Rover

Last night NASA landed on Mars. An amazing feat! But guess what? The Curiosity rover's on-board computer is a pretty low-power system. In fact, the iPhone 4S is four times more powerful. Check out the specs below. Read More >>

Mars Curiosity Is Your Excuse for Anything Today

You overslept; burnt your breakfast; spilt coffee down your shirt, and stumbled into work looking a wreck—a bit like every other Monday morning, just ten times worse. But that's OK, because you have an excuse: last night, you were watching history being made. Read More >>

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This Is Mars Curiosity's First Image

The Mars Curiosity Rover has landed successfully! And here's the first image, from the hazard cameras that will help it navigate through the surface of Mars. This is a phenomenal achievement. And here is its first image. Read More >>

This Is the Centre of the Universe: NASA's Deep-Space Command Central

Through technology, we've developed the ability to reach out into the distant corners of the universe. Rovers, orbiters, and deep-space probes. But regardless of how far away from us they extend, they all reach from a single point of origin: Earth. Read More >>

Stop What You're Doing and Explore Mars Right Now

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk around on Mars? For 99.99999 per cent of us, this may be as close as we ever get. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has given us the honor of taking the lid off of this awesome, interactive eye-candy. Basically it's Google Earth, for Mars. Read More >>


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