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It’s Been Exactly One Year Since Opportunity Sent This Final Message Home – on its 5,111th Martian Day

Opportunity's final message home is not much to look at on its own. If you're old enough to remember film…

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You Can Use a Live Webcam to Watch NASA Build the Mars 2020 Rover

NASA's next mission to the surface of Mars is called the 2020 rover (in case you didn't know already.) It's…

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Engineers are Still Troubleshooting Why Mars InSight’s Mole is Stuck and Won’t Go Any Deeper

NASA's Mars InSight Lander was always a bit of a tricky endeavour. The stationary lander has one chance to get…

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How Will NASA and ESA Handle Mars Samples When They Get Them Back to Earth?

We've learned a lot about Mars in recent years. Multiple orbiters and hugely-successful rover missions have delivered a cascade of…

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Rovers on Mars should be searching for rocks that look like pasta – they’re almost certainly created by life

According to a new study, future NASA missions to Mars should look for "pasta-like" mineral structures, which are an indication…

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Curiosity has Found the Mother Lode of Clay on the Surface of Mars

Clay is a big deal on Mars because it often forms in contact with water. Find clay, and you've usually…

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This is Where Mars 2020 Rover is Heading. From this Picture, I Think You Can Guess Why

Get used to hearing the name "Jezero Crater." It's the landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 rover. The 2020 rover…

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Different Conditions From Earth Drive the Movement of Sand Dunes on Mars

Mars is a sandy planet and the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us tons of…

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This Strange Feature on Mars was Probably the Result of an Ancient Volcanic Explosion

A strange feature on the surface of Mars has kept scientists guessing about its origin. It's a surface deposit of…

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Don’t Forget, Curiosity’s Sister Rover is Flying to Mars in 2020

The Mars 2020 mission is getting ever closer to the day when it will be launched to the Red Planet.

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