Curiosity

  • Electrical problem puts Curiosity's operations on hold 21-11-2013 06:03 PM

    NASA engineers have temporarily suspended all science operations by Mars rover Curiosity after the six-wheeled robot developed an electrical issue. NASA is running tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on the rover on November 17. The team detected a change in the voltage difference between the...
  • NASA's Curiosity unable to detect methane on Mars 20-09-2013 05:23 PM

    No life on Mars? Hopes of finding alien life on Mars may have been dashed after new data from NASA's Curiosity rover revealed that the Red Planet lacks methane gas, researchers, including one of Indian origin, say. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a question...
  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drives solo for first time 01-09-2013 01:10 PM

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used autonomous navigation for the first time, a capability that lets the rover decide for itself how to drive safely on the red planet. This latest addition to Curiosity's array of capabilities will help the rover cover the remaining ground en route to Mount Sharp,...
  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity spies solar eclipse 30-08-2013 01:13 AM

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity turned its cameras skyward to snap pictures of the planet's moon, Phobos, passing in front of the sun, images released on Thursday show. Curiosity landed on Mars in August 2012 for a two-year mission to determine if the planet most like Earth in the solar system...