Mars 2020

A Small Piece of “Foreign Object Debris” Fell off Ingenuity’s Leg During its 33rd Flight

We hope this is just as inconsequential as having a piece of toilet paper stuck to your shoe, but images…

3 days ago

Perseverance has Found a ‘Cat Hair’ in its Drill Chuck. What is it?

After each use of one of the tools at the end of the Perseverance rover’s arm, the mission’s engineering team…

2 months ago

A Look Inside One of Perseverance’s Core Holes

Here’s one of the best views you’ll ever see of the insides of a rock on Mars. The hole was…

2 months ago

Weird String-Like Object Found on Mars, Probably Dropped by the Rover

Here’s the best evidence I’ve ever seen for water on Mars: NASA’s Perseverance rover came across a tangled mess of…

3 months ago

A Perfectly Balanced Rock Seen by Perseverance

The Perseverance rover has begun exploring a region that looks a little like Monument Valley in Arizona and Utah in…

4 months ago

Perseverance Has Been Carrying a Rock in its Wheel for Over 100 Days

Why does a Mars rover have a rock in one of its wheels? Maybe it's because a rover doesn’t have…

4 months ago

Perseverance is Seeing A LOT of Dust Devils

While the Mars InSight lander is still waiting for a passing dust devil to clean off its solar panels, it…

4 months ago

Martian Dust is Starting to Darken Ingenuity’s Solar Panels

Like every solar-panel-powered vehicle on Mars, maintaining electrical power always becomes an issue at some point in the mission. Last…

5 months ago

Ingenuity is now Scouting Ahead of Perseverance, Helping it Navigate Difficult Terrain

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is providing scientists a look at what is on the road ahead for the Perseverance rover.…

5 months ago

Amazing! Ingenuity Helicopter Flies to the Perseverance Backshell and Parachute to See Them Close Up

You may recall we reported earlier this month that the Perseverance rover finally spotted its parachute and backshell off in…

5 months ago