This new simulator lets you direct the Curiosity rover on its missions around Mars—whether you want to send it to drill into the dust, explore new terrain, or just catch it in the somewhat awkward position of capturing a selfie (like you see above). Oh, Curiosity, we’ve all been there.
It's been a long, strange, and really very enjoyable roadtrip for Curiosity, our robot rover to the stars (and planets). But more than two years after it landed on Mars, and commenced rolling towards Mount Sharp, it has finally arrived — and it's started drilling.
Did you miss out on the early days of the Curiosity rover mission? Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day have you covered with this six-minute story on the Mars rover from conception through launch and landing to the discoveries made on the red planet.
Between UV lasers, X-ray spectrometers, and ground-penetrating radar, it's hard not to be giddy over the hardware NASA's 2020 Mars rover will be packing.
Besides beaming us back rare astronomy photos, one of the visually cooler duties the Curiosity rover has up on Mars is firing its lasers at rocks it encounters in its path. Here's the first footage it's ever sent back of just how that process works.
Inspired by the Skycrane that NASA devised to safely land Curiosity on the surface of Mars, the European Space Agency has unveiled its own version of the rover-on-a-rope concept: the Dropter.
David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom is another Australian crime film, this time set ten years after a global financial collapse. But while this stark movie is both a haunting Western and a frank look a first-world country in decline, it will also hit you over the head with how mean and cheap life is.
There's a supposed breakdown of Age of Ultron's opening battle, news about Jupiter Ascending's "insane" stuntwork, and a new Insurgent cast member. Plus, the Game of Thrones showrunners promise the biggest season finale yet and major secrets will be revealed when Teen Wolf returns. Spoilers now!
Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity have rolled their way into a special place in our hearts, as the first of our rovers to kick-off our exploration of other planets. But this six-limbed, flying rover with the ability to break apart into two separate robots definitely has us intrigued.
David Michôd's post-apocalyptic drama The Rover is set 10 years after a global economic collapse that devastated many citizens across the planet. And now you can take a closer look at the apocalyptic origin that was the beginning of the end.
We never see pictures of Curiosity without feeling a little jealous of the view. But this zoomable, movable Martian panorama might be as close as you can get to seeing it for yourself, without leaving Earth's atmosphere.
David Michod, the director behind the very well received Animal Kingdom, has helmed a brutal post-apocalyptic moviecalled The Rover, starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. The premise is simple: Pattinson's brother steals Pearce's car and leaves Pattinson for dead. He's not — road trip!
Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade Robocop and Godzilla. They're releasing sequels to the reboots of Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. But there are still tons of original films in the pipeline. Here are over 50 forthcoming movies that aren't sequels, remakes or prequels.
When a rock suddenly appeared in front of the Opportunity rover on Mars last month, scientists were puzzled. Now, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab say they've solved the mystery.
Sorry, when you combine post-apocalyptic movies and Australian accents, all I can think of are the Mad Max movies. But Guy Pierce and Robert Pattinson look like they have far bigger troubles than Tina Turner in The Rover, director David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom.
A mysterious rock suddenly appeared in front of the Opportunity rover's cameras on Mars, puzzling scientists who describe the rock as both "a total surprise" and "about the size of a jelly donut."
Robots in space are undoubtedly awesome, but they could also have some valuable lessons to teach us about disaster responses here on earth.
It's been 10 years since Spirit and Opportunity, our two intrepid robot-representatives in space, began roving across the surface of Mars to see what they could see — now some of the very best images are being sent over to live at the Smithsonian as part of an exhibit of images from Mars.
On January 1, the Curiosity rover celebrated its 500th sol (Martian day) on Mars. A few days earlier, it snapped an incredible new photo of 18,000-foot Mt. Sharp. Here is the entire panorama, a mosaic created from several individual images taken by the Mastcam on Dec. 26, 2013 (Sol 494).
When NASA's Opportunity rover launched on July 7th, 2003, expectations were modest. It would spend 90 Martian days exploring soil and rock samples and taking panoramas of the Red Planet; anything else would be a bonus. Nearly ten years after its initial shift was up, Opportunity is still going strong.