Mars Rovers

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…

1 month ago

Rovers Will be Starting to Make Their Own Decisions About Where to Search for Life

We all know how exploration by rover works. The rover is directed to a location and told to take a…

1 month ago

Mars Helicopter gets a Name: Ingenuity

Flying low over the surface of Mars. Don’t tell me you haven’t dreamed about it, especially with some of the…

3 months ago

Scientists Search for Ancient Fossils in Australia, Practicing the Techniques They’ll Use on Mars

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover is heading to Mars soon to look for fossils. The ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover is heading to…

9 months ago

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…

1 year ago

It’s Decided, the Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in Jezero Crater

Jezero crater is the landing spot for NASA's upcoming 2020 rover. The crater is a rich geological site, and the…

2 years ago

A Tiny Motor on Curiosity was one of the First Instruments to Notice the Global Martian Dust Storm

A tiny actuator on a sample arm on the Curiosity rover gave the first indication that a storm on the…

2 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 493: Mars Update 2018

If there's one place we've learned more about in the last 10 years, it's Mars. Thanks to all those rovers,…

2 years ago

Exciting New Views Of Opportunity’s Remarkable Landing Site

The HiRise camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured color images of the Opportunity's 2004 Hole In One landing…

3 years ago

Mars Has Features That Look Very Similar To Life Bearing Hot Springs On Earth

Rock formations at the Gusev Crater on Mars closely resemble formations at El Tatio in Chile, which were partly formed…

4 years ago