NASA’s latest Mars lander transformed an engineering team’s high-risk brainstorming into reality on Sunday, safely lowering the rover into Mars’ Gale Crater. See the top topography of Mars as captured by the HiRise camera …
The rover pulls off an improbable landing — and fires up its instruments for two years of research
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission set down a large mobile laboratory, the rover Curiosity, using precision-landing technology that makes many of Mars’ most intriguing regions viable destinations for the first time. …
Early Monday morning, the Curiosity rover will attempt to land on Mars. Luckily, NASA is making it pretty easy to follow along online.
Stunning images of the sun, Earth and far-away locales in our roundup of cosmic views from July 2012.
Techland asked famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson during Gizmodo and io9′s First Comes the Dream event at the American Museum of Natural History, where Dr. Tyson presides as director of the Hayden Planetarium
Touching down on another planet has never been easy, but the Curiosity rover takes it another step.
Not all solar systems are as tidy as ours, but a new discovery means we’re not quite so alone anymore
Riding rocket ships was once an all-boys’ game. Valentina Tereshkova changed that for the Russians and Sally Ride changed it for the U.S. With the passing of Ride, here’s a look at some of those who came before and followed.