Mars Science Laboratory

Curiosity has gotten smarter: the Mars rover now has the capability to select ChemCam laser targets autonomously, allowing the four year-old prospector to choose its own targets for remote evaluation.
Chris McKay, astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, talks with HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff about what we look for in trying to find life elsewhere in the universe.
We are dealing with the beginnings of what could end up being life, or pre-life, or at least simple organics on Mars. Whether the agency will step up to the plate and properly seize this priceless moment is an open question.
Scientists will now have to determine whether the compounds are indigenous to Mars. There is a possibility that the organics
"At this time, we don't have a positive detection of methane on Mars," said Sushil Atreya of the University of Michigan, a
When I got an email saying that Dr. Charles Elachi would be speaking at MIT on September 17th, I knew I didn't want to miss it.
The story of our exploration of Mars is being written every day, and I look forward to seeing what you add, Curiosity!
I caught up with Bobak to learn more about his rise to online stardom, his eccentric hairstyles, and, of course, what it takes to land on Mars.
This month marks the successful landing of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity. With aims of assessing Mars' ability to sustain