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Curiosity has discovered ancient rocks formed by water on Mars

June 25th, 2022

Mars was not always the rocky, lifeless planet that we know it to be now. At least, all of the science seems to point towards that truth. For years, NASA has been discovering more about our neighboring planet. And now, the space agency’s Curiosity rover has discovered even more evidence that water once covered parts …

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NASA may have discovered evidence of ancient life on Mars

January 26th, 2022

NASA’s Curiosity Rover continues to send back new information about the Red Planet on a frequent basis. The latest discovery brings news of an interesting carbon signature that we didn’t expect to see on Mars. Following analyzations of rock samples returned by the rover, NASA announced that several of the samples are rich in a …

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NASA’s Curiosity rover is celebrating 8 years on Mars

August 5th, 2020

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is celebrating its 8th year on the Red Planet after landing on August 5th, 2012. The rover has traveled a total of 14 miles across the Martian surface and made many stops along the way. The rover’s nuclear power supply can last for at least 14 years. Time flies when you’re …

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Curiosity just sent back some haunting photos of Mars

November 6th, 2019

NASA’s trusty Curiosity rover has been chilling out on Mars for year over six years now. The bot regularly beams back images from the Red Planet, showcasing its towering peaks and vast valleys, and many of those photos feature the planet’s signature orange hue. Some of the latest images sent back by the rover aren’t …

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NASA’s Curiosity rover just snapped another adorable selfie

October 26th, 2019

NASA scientists working with the Curiosity rover have had plenty to be excited about over the years, with discoveries coming regularly, revealing tantalizing details about the Red Planet and its history. Recently, a  “special chemistry experiment’ was conducted by the robot for only the second time in its history, and the completion of that experiment …

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Uh oh, the Curiosity rover’s wheels are starting to fall apart

March 21st, 2017

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has been cruising along the martian surface for some time now. It doesn’t move particularly fast, and in the years that it’s been exploring Mars it’s only tallied about ten miles of actual distance, but the red planet is a particularly unforgiving place for a robot with metal wheels and not much …