7 years on Mars, NASA Curiosity rover celebrates anniversary with new finds

NASA’s eventual goal is to put astronauts on Mars, but the space agency’s Curiosity rover is keeping it busy in the meantime. In a new blog post, NASA said that Curiosity is still exploring the Gale Crater and uncovering the mysteries of the “clay-bearing unit,” where it’s using its tools to drill into the Martian soil.

The Latest: Pakistan says talks on shrine access to continue

The Latest: Pakistan says talks on shrine access to continuePakistan says it is still committed to continue talks about the opening of a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to visit a Sikh shrine just inside the Islamic nation despite increasing tension with New Delhi over Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement Thursday, saying Islamabad respects all religions. Pakistan and India have held several rounds of talks on the plan to give special permits to devotees to access the shrine, the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.