Hi I'm John Grotzinger. I'm the project scientist for Mars Science Laboratory mission and this is your Curiosity Rover Report.
Curiosity's got some great new findings. We've been able to find a place on Mars where we can actually date a rock. That means we don't have to have astronauts to bring them back to Earth like we did back in the 1960's.
We simply drill the rock, put it into the instrument and its able to give us the age at which time the rock formed. One of the big things that Curiosity is trying to do is explore and find organic carbon on Mars.
AP (Feb. 13, 2013) University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists are helping search for alien life forms, but they will never go into space. They are studying Earth rocks that are billions of years old, looking for ... watch video
NASA (Feb. 14, 2014) Hi my name is Matt Heverly.
I'm a rover driver and this is your Curiosity Rover Report.
The rover recently drove over a sand dune we called 'Dingo Gap.'
This is in order to get to an area on the ... watch video
AP (Oct. 19, 2015) Students visited the South Lawn of the White House on Monday night and got the chance to explore samples of rocks from the moon, Mars and various meteorites at President Barack Obama's "Astronomy ... watch video
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Feb. 25, 2013 Two compact laboratories inside NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have ingested portions of the first sample of rock powder ever collected from the interior of a rock on Mars. Curiosity science team ... read more
Jan. 5, 2013 After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River." Snake River is ... read more
Nov. 27, 2012 The NASA Mars rover Curiosity began its flight to Mars on Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., tucked inside the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft. One year after launch and ... read more