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Photo Essay: Curiosity’s Mission to Mars

Key moments in the rover's journey from NASA's JPL to the surface of the red planet.

Mars Rover Finds Puzzling Organic Traces in First Soil Sample

Sample Curiosity sees tantalizing hints of compounds needed for life, but further analysis is needed to make sure it’s not contamination from Earth.

'Super Guppy' Makes a Special Delivery (NASA, Marshall, 03/26-27/14) by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, via Flickr

Black Marble - Americas by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, October 2012. #Astronomy #Earth #Space #NASA #Black_Marble

Stuart Rankin -Articulating Curiosity 2 Panorama of Curiosity images where Curiosity got in the way of pictures of Gale Crater's floor

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

But let’s talk about planets. That little green smudge is North America on Jupiter.