Mars

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 days ago

The Tharsis Region of Mars is Peppered With These Strange Pit Craters. Now They’ve Been Found Elsewhere

Pit craters are found on solid bodies throughout our Solar System, including Earth, Venus, the Moon, and Mars. These craters…

1 week ago

Scientists Identify the Source of a Famous Meteorite as One Crater on Mars

If we think untangling Earth's complex geological history is difficult, think of the challenge involved in doing the same for…

2 weeks 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 weeks 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…

4 weeks ago

Perseverance is Searching for the Perfect Landing Spot for the Upcoming Sample Return Mission

NASA’s car-sized Perseverance (Percy) Mars rover has been had at work carrying out its science campaign in Jezero Crater on…

1 month ago

China’s Tianwen-1 has Imaged the Entire Surface of Mars, Completing its Primary Mission

After exploring Mars for more than a year, China’s Tianwen-1 space probe has successfully taken images covering the entire Red…

1 month ago

Mars Rovers Will Need to Dig Deeper If They Want to Find Evidence of Life

The search for life—even ancient life—on Mars is trickier than we thought. In a recent study published in the journal…

1 month ago

We've Seen a Helicopter on Mars. Next, Sailplanes?

The success of the Mars Ingenuity helicopter has encouraged engineers to consider and reconsider all options for remote aerial observations…

1 month ago

Despite its draining power, NASA’s InSight Mars lander is determined to squeeze as much science as it can until the very last moment

Its solar panels are caked with dust and the batteries are running out of juice, but NASA’s InSight Mars lander…

2 months ago