Curiosity Rover

Stand on the Red Planet in NASA’s stunning, new panoramic shot of Mars
Feb 1, 2016

It’ll still be a while until we actually set foot on Mars, but a new 360-degree panoramic shot of the Red Planet is about the closest you can actually get without hijacking a rocket and heading up there yourself.

NASA's Curiosity rover has reached the sand dunes of Mars
Jan 6, 2016

While we lowly humans toil and try to figure out a way to get boots on Mars within the next two decades, NASA’s Curiosity rover is up there right now, ripping around the Red Planet and sending back gorgeous photos and intel. Now the rover has reached the sand dunes of Mars.

Image of the Day: See what Curiosity sees in latest, stunning Mars selfie
Aug 24, 2015

To celebrate the latest bit of drilling on the Red Planet, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover posed for a selfie in the "Marias Pass" area of lower Mount Sharp. Not surprisingly, the view is stunning.

Cruise around Mars in NASA's awesome Curiosity Rover simulator
Aug 6, 2015

The folks at NASA have had the Curiosity Rover kicking around the surface of Mars for a few years now, and along the way they’ve accumulated a ton of data and awesome pics. Now they’ve created a simulator so you can ride along on the Red Planet joyride.

Watch the stunning, blue-tinted sunset captured by NASA's Mars rover
May 11, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to stand on the surface of Mars and watch the sun set, wonder no more. It’s gorgeous.

NASA investigating 'short circuit' glitch that has sidelined Mars Curiosity rover
Mar 4, 2015

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been rolling around the harsh surface of Mars for more than three years, and it has the wear and tear to prove it — but the latest issue could leave the ‘bot sidelined for a while.

Image of the Day: Stunning new NASA photo is the coolest shot yet of Curiosity on Mars
Feb 26, 2015

If you’ve wondered what it’d look like to be standing beside NASA’s Curiosity Rover, looking out upon the vistas of Mars, wonder no more. 


Image of the day: Curiosity Rover captures stunning shot of its damaged wheel on Mars
Dec 23, 2014

As you’d expect, Mars isn’t exactly the most hospitable planet out there. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be gorgeously deadly.


Guy spends month turning Curiosity landing pics into stunning HD vid
Dec 17, 2012

We've already seen some pretty amazing stuff from NASA's recently-landed Mars Curiosity Rover, but this blows everything else away. A space-loving filmmaker worked for over a month to convert a shaky video of the landing into a smooth HD clip, and the results are beautiful.

Check out amazing 1st pic of NASA's Curiosity Rover landing on Mars
Dec 17, 2012

Last night, space nerds everywhere stayed up late to witness the successful landing of the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars while engineers at NASA rejoiced. The rover's still warmin up its instruments, but images are already making their way back to Earth, including an amazing shot, taken from Martian orbit, of the rover making its landing.

NASA video gives best view yet of Mars rover's epic descent
Dec 17, 2012

The Mars rover Curiosity made its successful landing late Sunday night/early Monday morning on the Red Planet, in its search for John Carter and who knows what else. Now NASA has released a new video showing the descent onto the planet—from the eye of the Curiosity Mars Descent Imager. Want to see?

Why NASA's Curiosity rover is shooting at Mars rocks with lasers
Dec 17, 2012

We can all agree that NASA's Curiosity Rover is pretty cool, right? It's a car-sized robotic vehicle that parachuted onto the surface of Mars and is now the most sophisticated piece of manmade exploration gear on the Red Planet. It's even got a laser gun to shoot at rocks. But why?

NASA gives Ray Bradbury a Martian honor on his 92nd birthday
Dec 17, 2012

Ray Bradbury didn't live to see NASA's Curiosity Rover land on the surface of Mars, but there's no doubt the Martian Chronicles author would have loved to watch humanity's continued exploration of the Red Planet. Now, on what would have been the sci-fi legend's 92nd birthday, NASA's making Bradbury a permanent part of its Martian odyssey.