Mars Rover Collects Soil Samples; Finds Organic Traces of Unknown Origin

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Since its landing on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been sending back valuable data about our nearby planetary neighbor, beaming landscape photos, radiation measurements, and even evidence of liquid water. Its latest collection: soil composition, making Curiosity the first visitor from Earth to the Red Planet to gather and analyze the planet’s soil on its own. So what does Mars’ soil made of?

NASA Successfully Lands Curiosity Rover On Mars’ Surface

Monday, August 6th, 2012
The exciting exploration of Mars is once again underway. NASA has just successfully landed its Curiosity rover on the surface of the red planet, commencing a $2.5 billion mission. The event was unprecedented in that it was a first time for the NASA scientists to try a new method of landing the rover into the surface of Mars. NASA has confirmed the touchdown coming from the Curiosity rover to have occurred at 10:32