Scientists scouring the Red Planet using NASA’S Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter say they’ve found direct chemical evidence of transient saltwater flowing on the surface today.
Mars Curiosity rover’s recent discovery points to an even more complex, and perhaps long-lived, watery environment on the Red Planet.
By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times After wandering in the Martian desert for 25 months, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally arrived at its promised land: the base of Mount Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in the middle of Gale Crater. The arrival marks the beginning of the Mars Science Laboratory rover’s original mission: to read the […]
By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times Opportunity, the little rover that could, has broken a 41-year-old driving distance record that’s out of this world. The decade-old NASA Mars rover has crossed the 25-mile mark, surpassing the 24.2-mile record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod 2. Not too shabby for a rover that landed on […]