Curiosity's One Year on Mars

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…



Curiosity has Landed! First images from Mars

August 6, 2012

Curiosity has Landed

After almost nine months since has left Earth and after ‘seven minutes of terror‘, Curiosity, the $2.6 billion Mars rover, has landed!

“Touchdown confirmed. We’re safe on Mars!”

Nasa releases first high-res colour images of the Red Planet

August 29, 2012

The base of Mount Sharp, the Curiosity rover's eventual destination 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

Two Alien Lifeforms on Mars?

August 30, 2012

Alien Lifeforms on Mars

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!

October 10, 2012

Curiosity Finds Something on Mars  (2)

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

Jake Matijevic Rock

October 14, 2012

Jake Matijevic Rock

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

First X-ray view of Martian soil

November 1, 2012

First X-ray view of Martian soil

This graphic is from the first X-ray view of Martian soil by the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) experiment on NASA’s Curiosity rover.   Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ames

They found something important on Mars!

November 21, 2012

Mars rover Curiosity dug up five scoops of sand

Listen to the Story:

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 on Mars

February 6, 2013

Another Weird Thing on Mars

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.

Evidence for a Habitable Ancient Mars by Curiosity

March 13, 2013

Evidence for a Habitable Ancient Mars by Curiosity

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 Panorama from the Curiosity Rover

March 30, 2013

4 Billion Pixel Panorama from the Curiosity Rover

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…

Alien Creature caught in NASA photo by Curiosity

June 2, 2013

Alien Creature caught in NASA photo by Curiosity

Another Alien creature caught in NASA photo by Curiosity rover on Mars and discovered by a Japanese person, seems to resemble a rodent, or a lizard.

Curiosity’s 17 cameras

June 16, 2013

Curiosity's 17 cameras

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.