Happy Birthday Curiosity: One Year on Mars

August 6, Tuesday 10:45 a.m. – Curiosity: First Year on Mars – JPL (All NASA TV Channels) 12 p.m. – “Curiosity’s First Year on Mars: The Path to Future Robotic and Human Exploration” (ISS Expedition 36 In-Flight Event with Karen Nyberg and Chris Cassidy to mark the anniversary scheduled at 1 p.m.) – HQ/JSC ¬† […]

Curiosity finds water-bearing minerals and Clay minerals

Last week we heard that Curiosity found signs of ¬†environmental conditions that were favorable for microbial life in the past. Additional findings presented today (March 18) at a news briefing at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, suggest those conditions extended beyond the site of the drilling. [br]Using infrared-imaging capability of […]

HiRISE snaps picture of Spirit in Gusev Crater

A frozen Spirit rover in Gusev Crater imaged by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). It captured an area where Mars Rover Spirit lost communication, indicating it had ‘died’. Spirit actual came to say hello as a very bright speck of light in this image. It was taken from such an angle […]