02.11.13 - NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior.
02.09.13 - NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior.
02.07.13 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has produced some rock powder with its drill as the last major test before the rover's first full drilling.
02.04.13 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used the hammering action of its drill on Feb. 2 as the second-to-last major test before the first full drilling to collect a sample of rock dust.
01.28.13 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has placed its drill onto a series of four locations on a Martian rock and pressed down on it with the rover's arm, in preparation for using the drill in coming days.
01.15.13 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet.
01.24.13 - Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide.
01.24.13 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has for the first time used the camera on its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument.
01.22.13 - Though NASA's newer Mars rover has been capturing more attention recently, durable Opportunity remains hard at work after nine years of roving on the Red Planet.
01.18.13 - The people of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission have been named winners of a 2013 Space Foundation award for advancing exploration of space.
01.20.13 - A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution.
01.15.13 - The people of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission have been named winners of a 2013 Space Foundation award for advancing exploration of space.
01.14.13 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater.
01.07.13 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed first-time use of a brush it carries to sweep dust off rocks.
01.04.13 - After imaging during the holidays, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed driving Jan. 3 and pulled within arm's reach of a sinuous rock feature called "Snake River."
01.03.13 - NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from unknown origins.
12.18.12 - The NASA Mars rover Curiosity this week is driving within a shallow depression called "Yellowknife Bay," providing information to help researchers choose a rock to drill.
12.11.12 - A self-portrait of the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity stitches together dozens of images by the camera at the end of the rover's arm.
12.11.12 - The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward Monday, Dec. 10, approaching an area called "Yellowknife Bay," where researchers will choose a rock to drill.
12.05.12 - Pictures from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show scars on the surface of the Red Planet where discarded pieces of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft hit the ground.