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New Drones for Exploring Mars are Getting Tested in Iceland

It's looking more and more like the future of space exploration could involve drones in a big way. We've already…

3 months ago

This Laser Powered Rover Could Stay in the Shadows on the Moon and Continue to Explore

The craters on the Moon's poles are in permanent shadow. But they're also intriguing locations, due to deposits of water…

11 months ago

Better Tires to Drive on Mars

A future rover on Mars may include shape-shifting capabilities. This innovative tech won’t quite be like the liquid-metal polymorphing robot…

11 months ago

ESA is Going to Test Two Rovers Working Together to Explore the Moon

The ESA is working on a system (TRAILER) that will allow two robots to work in tandem and explore the…

1 year ago

NASA is Building Robots That Can Climb Rock and Ice Cliffs

Engineers at NASA JPL are busy developing next-generation robotic missions that will allow astronauts to explore harder-to-reach places in the…

2 years ago

Why Don’t We See the Curiosity Rover’s Arm When it Takes a Selfie?

Every time the Curiosity rover takes a ‘selfie’ on Mars, we get the same questions: “How was this picture taken?”…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 387: Water on Mars… Again

Have you heard the big news? NASA has reported that Mark Whatney is alive and well on the surface of…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 385: Rovers on the Run

Taking pictures of distant worlds is great and all, but the best science happens with boots on the ground. Or…

6 years ago

Curiosity Rover Report: At Grandma’s House

MSL team member Colette Lohr, the Tactical Uplink Lead, provides the latest video update on the Curiosity rover. The rover…

8 years ago

Could the Next Planetary Rover Come from Canada?

Prototype of the new Juno rover, a 300 kg rover for a mission to Mars or the Moon. Credit: CSA…

8 years ago