mars exploration

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…

1 year ago

Mars Odyssey Reveals Phobos Using THEMIS

NASA's aging 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter recently snapped some unique views of the twin moons Phobos and Deimos, in an…

1 year ago

Mars Helicopter Completes More Test Flights. It’s Almost Ready to go to Mars

We've known for some time that NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The vehicle, called the Mars Helicopter, is…

2 years ago

InSight’s Robot Arm is Ready to go to Work

Some new images sent home by the InSight Lander show the robotic arm and the craft's instruments waiting on deck,…

2 years ago

Astronauts Could Use the ScanMars Device to Search for Water on Mars

There's solid evidence for the existence of water on Mars, at least in frozen form at the planet's poles. And…

2 years ago

Enter the Red Planet: Our Guide to Mars Opposition 2018

Have you been checking out Mars this season? Mars reaches opposition on July 27th at 5:00 Universal Time (UT) shining…

2 years ago

When Will We Send Astronauts to Mars?

There's been plenty of talk about crewed missions to Mars happening in the next few decades. So when exactly will…

4 years ago

ExoMars Heads to the Red Planet in 2016

The 2016 launch window for Mars missions is fast approaching along with opposition, and ESA is refining its target window…

5 years ago

Beagle 2: Found on Mars After An 11 Year Hunt

The final chapter in the saga of a wayward Mars lander was finally revealed today, as an international team released…

6 years ago

Haiku for Mars: Winners Selected for MAVEN Mission

Fans of Mars and spaceflight waxed poetic as the haiku selected to travel to Mars aboard the MAVEN spacecraft were…

7 years ago