Researchers with NASA’s Mars Science Lab found what they were looking for when the Curiosity rover drilled two holes and collected samples of rock from the planet’s Yellowknife Bay: evidence that, in the distant past, Mars possessed conditions needed to support life. The latest results from the Curiosity expedition are included in six papers published […]

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The first mineralogy experiments by the Mars Science Lab on board the Curiosity rover confirm the presence of basaltic minerals similar to those found on Earth at Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, according to research results published online today by the journal Science. Indiana University Bloomington geologist David Bish is the lead author of one […]


IU Bloomington geologists David Bish and Juergen Schieber discuss their ongoing roles in NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity mission.