Mars Science Laboratory

Curiosity rover finds nitrogen on Mars

Another hopeful sign that Mars was once habitable has been discovered by Curiosity, with the detection of nitrogen in soil samples. While NASA doesn't think that the compounds are biological in origin, they are still significant to Mars having been more favorable to life in the ancient past.

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Curiosity suffers short circuit

NASA is putting its Curiosity Mars rover on hold for a few days as engineers try to determine the cause and severity of a recent short circuit. The space agency says that the unmanned explorer suffered a transient short circuit that activated an automatic shutdown by the rover's computers.

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Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp

After over two years on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached its primary objective, Mount Sharp. Located in the center of Gale Crater, this will be the centerpiece of a new program of study to locate areas where could or once could have supported microbial life.

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