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Mars Rover Curiosity Spied from Space

A new photo by a sharp-eyed NASA Mars orbiter shows the agency's Curiosity rover wrapping up work near its landing site on the Red Planet before beginning the long trek to a huge and mysterious mountain. Full story

Mars Rover Curiosity Rolls Past Mileage Milestone

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has notched a mileage milestone, reaching 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) of total driving distance as it heads toward a huge and mysterious Red Planet mountain. Full story

Curiosity rover confirms Martian air is mostly CO2

The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars' air: It's made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases. Full story

Next Mars mission should search for past microbial life: science panel

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's next mission to Mars should look for past microbial life and collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth, a science advisory group said on Tuesday. Full story

NASA Mars rover Curiosity begins delayed road trip

Martian mountain, here Curiosity comes. Full story

Wow! Mars Rover Captures Stunning Billion-Pixel Photo of Red Planet

A new 1.3-billion-pixel image from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity allows viewers to zoom in and investigate part of the Red Planet in incredible detail. Full story

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  NASA rover drills into Martian soil

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has drilled a hole into the surface of the planet and is collecting samples of the powdery results for analysis. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Mars colonies no longer science fiction, say experts

NASA’s curiosity rover may not have found organic life, but many experts believe colonization of the red planet is within our reach. Jerry Stone from the Mars Society tells NBC’s Keir Simmons there’s reason to get excited.

  Mars rover discovers complex chemicals

There’s no way yet of knowing whether or not the matter originated on Mars or landed there from somewhere else. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Minerals similar to Earth found on Mars

NASA has compiled the first-ever list of minerals found on another planet after the Curiosity rover found soil on the Red Planet similar to the volcanic sand found in Hawaii. TODAY’s Tamron Hall reports.

  Mars Rover distracted by mysterious shiny object

NASA's Curiosity Rover took a break from its scooping mission on Mars after a bright object was found on the ground. While officials think it came from the rover, the scooping has been halted until officials determine what it is. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photo of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity on Mars surface
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photo of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity on Mars surface

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity appears as a bluish dot near the lower right corner of this enhanced-color view from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter taken on June 27, 2013 and released on July 24, 2013. The rover's tracks ar

NASA handout image shows Mars rover Curiosity
NASA handout image shows Mars rover Curiosity

The lower slopes of Mount Sharp appear at the top of this picture taken by the right Navigation Camera of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity at the end of a drive of about 135 feet during the 329th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars in this July 9, 2013 NASA handout image. The turret of too

NASA handout image of the Curiosity rover on Mars
NASA handout image of the Curiosity rover on Mars

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