03/28/2012 18:01:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

The international science team of the Mars Science Laboratory mission has decided to honor legendary Caltech geologist Robert P. Sharp by dubbing the mountain that the rover will study "Mount Sharp."

02/10/2012 08:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

With the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) well on its way to Mars, the newest members of its science team have been announced. Two Caltech professors—Kenneth Farley and Bethany Ehlmann—are among 18 researchers who have been selected as funded participating scientists on the mission.

12/09/2011 08:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has won NASA's 2011 Software of the Year accolade for software it developed that has enabled the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to autonomously select interesting science targets to study with its cameras.

07/22/2011 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

When Curiosity, the next Mars rover, arrives at the Red Planet next summer, it will be exploring Gale Crater, NASA announced today.

07/11/2011 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

The landing site for Curiosity, the next Mars rover, has been narrowed down to two choices. Curiosity will either explore Eberswalde crater, an ancient river delta, or Gale crater, the home of a three-mile high mountain. 

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