Mars is still a strange and different world, and here are five strange things that NASA has taken pictures of about the red planet.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is studying its surroundings and monitoring the environment, rather than driving or using its arm for science, while the rover team diagnoses an issue with a motor that moves the rover’s drill.
A photo from NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars set the Internet abuzz this week with claims that the robot had found a “thigh bone” on the Red Planet. But not so fast. That so-called bone? Just a weathered Martian rock, NASA says.
Laser-zapping of a globular, golf-ball-size object on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover confirms that it is an iron-nickel meteorite fallen from the Red Planet’s sky.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer — the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission.
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved.