MARS ROVER

  • NASA Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars 1 week ago

    Washington: NASA has sent its Mars Curiosity rover to investigate a mysterious set of rocks on the Red Planet. The rover has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining selected rocks in the...
  • NASA Mars Curiosity rover's primary mission begins September 29, 2014

    Washington: NASA's Curiosity rover has just drilled its first hole in the foothills of Mount Sharp, the 5-kilometre-high mountain on Mars that is the primary destination for the six-wheeled machine's mission. The rover's hammering drill chewed about 2.6 inches deep into a basal-layer outcrop on Mount Sharp last week and collected...
  • NASA's Curiosity clicks picture of a 'traffic signal' on Mars September 26, 2014

    New York: Are aliens using traffic signal to cross roads on Red Planet? Fun apart, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has clicked a picture on the Martian surface that resembles a "traffic signal". The "traffic signal" was spotted by a British UFO enthusiast named Joseph White. Curiosity, while busy scanning the surface, snapped...
  • Mystery white rock inexplicably appears near NASA Mars rover January 22, 2014

    Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity. The rover, which landed in an area known as Meridiani Planum a decade ago, is exploring the rim of a crater for signs of past water. Another rover, Curiosity, touched down...
  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity spies solar eclipse August 30, 2013

    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 has,...
  • NASA's Mars rover examines rock altered by water May 20, 2013

    Washington: NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity, has finished examining a fractured rock on the red planet intensely altered by water, providing evidence about a wet ancient environment possibly favourable for life. Opportunity is now driving to a new study area after a dramatic finish to 20 months on "Cape York." The...
  • NASA rover tracks big dust storm on Mars November 27, 2012

    Washington: A NASA spacecraft is keeping tabs on a vast dust storm on Mars that has spawned changes in the Martian atmosphere felt by Curiosity rover on the Red planet's surface. The Martian dust storm was first spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on November 10 and has been...
  • Angry Birds now go to Mars August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Rovio Mobile, makers of the popular mobile game Angry Birds, is all set to take the birds to the next level. Rovio has released a brand new campaign for its Angry Birds Space installment. The Angry Birds Space will now feature new missions which carry on the...
  • Curiosity spots 'UFOs' zooming across Mars August 23, 2012

    London: NASA's Curiosity rover has captured a strange white light dancing across the horizon of Mars and four blobs hovering in the sky, which UFO hunters claim are alien ships monitoring humans' baby steps into the universe. While the images are certainly a curiosity, NASA and photography experts insist they are...
  • Curiosity's test drive a historic moment, says project manager August 23, 2012

    Pete Theisinger, the Curiosity Project Manager, has said that Curiosity's first test drive and the fact that everything was on track was a big achievement. ...
  • Curiosity rover aces first test drive on Mars August 23, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took a 16minute drive on Wednesday, its first since reaching the Red Planet to search for habitats that could have supported microbial life. The $2.5billion, twoyear mission, NASA's first astrobiology initiative since the 1970sera Viking probes, kicked off on August 6, with a risky, but...
  • Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive August 22, 2012

    Los Angeles: Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billionyearold rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena turned four of the rover's six...
  • Mars rover Curiosity shoots a rock with laser August 20, 2012

    Pasadena: NASA's Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science. During the target practice on Sunday, Curiosity fired 30 pulses at a nearby rock over a 10second window, burning a small hole. Since landing in Gale Crater two weeks ago, the sixwheel rover...
  • Watch: NASA's Curiosity's first video from Mars August 11, 2012

    Six days after landing on Mars, NASA's first nuclearpowered rover Curiosity has uplinked its first 360degree panoramic view in colour. ...
  • NASA's Curiosity rover sends colour photo from Mars August 7, 2012

    Pasadena: NASA's Curiosity rover has beamed back its first color photo from the ancient crater where it landed on Mars and a video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its whiteknuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world. The picture released on...
  • NASA releases video of Mars rover descent August 7, 2012

    Pasadena, California: NASA's Curiosity rover on Monday transmitted a lowresolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its whiteknuckle dive through the Mars atmosphere, giving Earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world. As thumbnails of the video flashed on a big screen on Monday, scientists and...
  • 'NASA Mars rover will look for organic molecules' August 6, 2012

    Dr Amitabha Ghosh holds the chair of the science operations working group at NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission and is a key member of the team that zeroed in on the Gale crater location where Curiosity landed on Monday morning. He interacted with IBNLive readers in a live web chat....
  • Curiosity's next quest: Is life possible on Mars? August 6, 2012

    Curiosity, a two billion dollar rover by NASA, made a perfect landing on Mars earlier on Monday. ...
  • Npowered rover Curiosity lands on Mars, NASA celebrates August 6, 2012

    Curiosity, a 2.6 billion dollar rover made by NASA, made a perfect landing on Mars earlier Monday. ...
  • Watch: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars August 6, 2012

    Pasadena: In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past. A chorus of cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion...
  • NASA's rover Curiosity on course to land on Mars August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: NASA's firstever nuclear powered Mars Rover is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at 11 am on Monday morning. It took $2.5 billion to build Curiosity. At one ton, it's the heaviest manmade object to land on another planet. With five kilos of Plutonium dioxide on board,...
  • NASA's 1st Npowered rover to land on Mars August 5, 2012

    Pasadena: The Mars rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated mobile science lab ever sent to another world, hurtled closer to the Red Planet on Saturday, on track "to fly through the eye of the needle" for a precise, safe landing on Sunday night, NASA officials said. Mission control engineers at the Jet...
  • Spectacular images reveal Mars' history October 7, 2006

    Spectacular new images of Mars could reveal clues about tens of millions of years of the red planet's history. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has just released photos taken from above the planet by the spacecraft Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing the rover Opportunity perched next to the enormous Victoria Crater....
  • Mars Opportunity 'keeps on tickin' September 28, 2006

    Washington: The Mars Rover Opportunity has arrived at the rim of a big crater that scientists never thought it could reach, NASA said. Geologists controlling the golfcartsized robot hope it can explore the depths of Victoria Crater to find out more about the history of the red planet especially whether...