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Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity

Scheduled to launch in fall 2011 and land on Mars in August 2012, Curiosity is the largest rover ever sent to the Red Planet. It will carry 10 instruments that will help search Mars for environments where life might have existed and the capacity of those environments to preserve evidence of past life.



Mars February 10, 2016

Ongoing Explorations March 3, 2014

Radio Programs

Mars Curiosity A decade of roving around Mars August 5, 2022

Moon and Mars 'Megafloods' on the Red Planet March 18, 2021

Moon and Mars Sniffing for signs of life on Mars April 15, 2020

Friendlier Mars A friendlier planet Mars October 28, 2018

Moon and Planets Climbing through Martian history February 28, 2017

Featured Images

clouds pass above a cliff face on Mars

Cloudy Skies June 6, 2021

Self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity

Sniffing for Life April 15, 2020

Curiosity rover self-portrait, January 2019

Moving On January 29, 2019

Curiosity rover view of Mars, February 10, 2017

Mountain Climbing February 28, 2017

A Day on Mars August 24, 2016

Sand dunes on Mars

Dune World December 20, 2015

Sunset at Gale Crater, Mars, April 2015

Blue Skies May 14, 2015