Mars Rovers

We’re Constantly Battling Invasive Species Here on Earth. What Does That Teach us About Infecting Other Worlds With Earth Life?

When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins returned from the Moon in the summer of 1969, they spent three…

2 months ago

Communication With Mars is About to Become Impossible (for two Weeks)

Every two years, Mars enters what is known as a "Solar Conjunction," where its orbit takes it behind the Sun…

4 months ago

Thanks to Ingenuity’s Pictures, Perseverance Knows Where to Drive to Next

The Perseverance rover now has a new tool to help scientists and engineers figure out where the rover goes next.…

5 months ago

It’s Time for Perseverance to get to Work

Given all of the news surrounding the landing and first few months of operation of the Perseverance rover on Mars,…

7 months ago

Perseverance Begins its Science on Mars With a Laser zap

Perseverance has already made its mark on scientific history by taking the first audio recording ever on Mars.  But the…

10 months ago

More Audio from Perseverance: the Crunch of its Wheels on the Martian Regolith

In absence of (yet) being able to step foot on Mars, we have robotic vicarious experiences through our rovers including…

10 months ago

Dust Particles in the Martian Atmosphere can Create Static Electricity, but not Enough to Endanger the Rovers

Lightning is one of the most powerful forces in nature.  Up to 1 billion volts of electricity can flow into…

11 months ago

Thanks to Perseverance, We’re Finally Going to Hear What Mars Sounds Like

Many consider the various rovers we’ve sent to Mars as the next best thing to sending a geologist to the…

1 year ago

The Driest Place on Earth Could Help Predict How Life Might be Surviving on Mars

Scientist find microbes in clay deposits beneath the Atacama desert, a good sign for missions looking for life on Mars

1 year ago

China’s Mars Rover Launches in Late July

In July there's another launch window to Mars. It looks like China is ready to take advantage of it, by…

2 years ago