A year ago millions watched the breath-taking landing of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory Rover. During the last year, it has explored a section of Gale crater while making great scientific discoveries. Happy anniversary Curiosity. Have a look at the most important events…
“Touchdown confirmed. We’re safe on Mars!”
This high-resolution color picture shows the base of Mount Sharp, the Curiosity rover’s eventual destination on Mars. A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA’s Curiosity rover. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Detailed observation in Curiosity‘s high resolution from the Red Plant, claims to see alien life. In this latest video you can “see” two possible lifeforms discovered in the new pictures of Mount Sharp, Gales Crater on Mars.
Curiosity finds something on Mars on its first scooping activity on October 7. The rover team decided to stop the activities due to the detection of a bright object on the ground that might be a piece from the rover. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The Jake Matijevic rock that Curiosity explored for several days on Mars, is marked by red dots indicate areas where the rover shot the rock with laser blasts and purple circles indicate areas investigated with X-rays beams. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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Scientists working on NASA’s Curiosity rover they found something important on Mars! But they have to wait to be sure of their results. NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity dug up five scoops of sand from a patch nicknamed “Rocknest.” Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Another weird thing found by Curiosity Mars rover, a strange-looking little metallic-looking protuberance on the Martian soil. Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems. Image via 2di7 & titanio44 on Flickr.
Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon – some of the key chemical ingredients for life – in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on Mars last month. Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
4-billion-pixel, 360 panorama from Curiosity Rover brings Mars to your screen. Gaze around Gale Crater, where NASA’s rover is currently exploring. Have a look at the exceptional panorama after the jump…
NASA’s Curiosity rover is at Point Lake on Mars and will snap pictures to send home. Find out more about the rover’s 17 cameras, including why some shoot in color and others take black-and-white images.