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This is just part of the Curiosity rover’s epic “Spaghetti Western” landscape view of Mars from late 2019. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Cue up an Ennio Morricone sound track. NASA released a fresh view of Mars, and it looks like Clint Eastwood is about to stroll across the scene. NASA’s Curiosity rover arrived on the red planet on Aug.…

CAPE CANAVERAL: Nasa’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth’s planetary neighbour. The robotic rover — a car-sized six-wheeled vehicle carrying seven scientific instruments — also is scheduled to deploy…

NASA is sending its Curiosity rover on a journey to a new area of Mount Sharp, the massive peak that sits in the center of the Gale Crater. The journey is short by Earth standards at just over a mile, but it’ll be a big accomplishment for the aging robot. When the rover arrives at…

Home News Science & Astronomy Artist’s illustration of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover Perseverance exploring the Red Planet. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s next Mars rover is in the home stretch now.The launch of NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, the life-hunting, sample-caching Red Planet explorer, is just a month away. The car-size robot is scheduled to lift off…

(CNN)NASA’s Curiosity rover just conquered a major milestone on Mars — and it took a selfie to celebrate the feat. Curiosity recently finished a record-setting climb by rolling up its steepest hill to date. It’s called Greenheugh Pediment and the challenging hill created a 31-degree tilt for the rover. Previously, the only other rover to…

This selfie was taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Feb. 26, 2020 (the 2,687th Martian day, or sol, of the mission). The crumbling rock layer at the top of the image is “the Greenheugh Pediment,” which Curiosity climbed soon after taking the image. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recently set a record for…

Home News Science & Astronomy Artist’s illustration on NASA’s 2020 Mars rover on the Red Planet. (Image: © NASA) And then there were 155.The competition to name NASA’s next Mars rover has entered the home stretch, with the space agency culling the field from 28,000 student entries to 155 semifinalists.The 2,300-lb. (1,040 kilograms) robot, which…


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