We've known for some time that the Red Planet has frozen water and likely once hosted massive oceans, but it turns out Curiosity may not have to dig too deep to wet its whistle.
Humans have catapulted myriad machines beyond our atmosphere, but only some qualify as true spacebots. Here's what's out there right now.
NASA's plucky old rover Opportunity reached a new milestone by topping a marathon distance on Mars.
An electrical hiccup means the Mars rover will be sidelined for a few days as NASA tries to locate the problem.
Curiosity's latest self-portrait shows the plucky machine surrounded by Mars landscape details, including Mount Sharp, cliffs and the crater rim.
Selfies aren't bound to our planet. Plenty of intrepid astronauts and machines have snapped eye-catching self-portraits from space.
The Mars Curiosity rover is trying a new, easygoing drilling technique, and early results indicate acidic water conditions way back in the planet's history.
Satellite shots provide a unique and insightful look at our world, and other worlds, like the Red Planet, too.
NASA's Mars rovers have already made inroads on Martian soil. The next realm to explore may well be the sky with the addition of low-flying scout helicopters.
Microsoft introduces an augmented-reality headset that NASA plans to use to roam a virtual Mars starting later this year.
The public now has access to near-constant images from the International Space Station, Mars rovers and an orbiter circling a distant comet, providing plenty of new "evidence" we are not alone.
November was a whirl of space news, and on this month's show we couldn't get enough of epic sexy math, Twitter's contribution to world space programs and the truth about ancient Mars.
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