Topic: Jim Erickson
Over the past few months, the six wheels on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have become increasingly beaten up. To help reduce wear, NASA engineers threw it in reverse.
NASA's Curiosity rover is eyeing a three-foot-tall sand dune, an ambitious climb for the SUV-sized rover. Despite the size of the climb, NASA doesn't expect the rover to actually catch air on this maneuver.
What a lonely world. Curiosity is set to begin the next part of its mission, leaving behind the rat-shaped rock that has prompted speculation of alien rodents.
A Martian rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover suggests that the Red Planet could have supported living microbes in its ancient past, says NASA.