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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

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

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

Manned Mars Missions Will Need Superfast New Propulsion Systems to Beat Radiation Threat

To keep astronauts safe and healthy during future missions to Mars, superfast new propulsion technologies will likely be necessary, experts say. Full story

'Mars Rat' Taking Internet by Storm

A Mars rock that bears a passing resemblance to a rodent is scuttling across the Internet with gusto, even inspiring some fans to set up a Twitter account in its name. Full story

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Europe, Russia to launch Mars mission to sample soil for signs of life

Mars Announcement Raises Question: What Is Life?

Computer glitch suspends NASA Mars rover operation

NASA Mars rover ready to eat, analyze rock powder

NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' Will Sit with First Lady at State of the Union

NASA 'Mohawk Guy' to march in inaugural parade

Mars Curiosity's tracks seen from space

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  Curiosity produces impressive self-portrait

The Curiosity rover has released more images of Mars, including a self-portrait created with more than 50 images. NBC’s Kate Snow has more.

  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.

  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.

  Mars rover takes self-portrait

NASA's Curiosity rover took a self-portrait on Mars, using a camera mounted on its robotic arm. NBC’s Brian Williams 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 of the Curiosity rover on Mars
NASA handout image of the Curiosity rover on Mars

The Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager to capture the set of thumbnail images stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait in this October 31, 2012 handout image courtesy of NASA. REUTERS/NASA//JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE