10 Years Since Landing, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Still Has Drive – NASA Mars Exploration

10 Years Since Landing, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Still Has Drive – NASA Mars Exploration

Despite signs of wear, the intrepid spacecraft is about to start an exciting new chapter of its mission as it climbs a Martian mountain. Ten years ago today, a jetpack lowered NASA’s Curiosity rover onto the Red Planet, beginning the SUV-size explorer’s pursuit of evidence that, billions of years ago, Mars had the conditions needed … Read more

10 (Earth) Years Later – NASA Mars Exploration

10 (Earth) Years Later – NASA Mars Exploration

Members of the Curiosity science team jump out of their seats and cheer when they hear that the Curiosity rover has successfully landed on the Martian surface. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Download picture › Tosol we uplinked a two-sol plan as Curiosity continues to navigate “Paraitepuy Pass.” The terrain surrounding the rover, while visually stunning, has impacted … Read more

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Rolls Past Evidence of Ancient Water

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Rolls Past Evidence of Ancient Water

For the past 10 years, the Curiosity rover has traveled across the Martian terrain, looking for clues to the planet’s potentially habitable past. Recently, the car-sized robot drove through a transition zone, going from an area that may have once hosted lakes on the surface to one that signifies drier conditions for the Red Planet. … Read more

Curiosity Has Found Some Truly Weird-Looking, Twisty Rock Towers on Mars

Curiosity Has Found Some Truly Weird-Looking, Twisty Rock Towers on Mars

The Curiosity rover has found an outstanding rock formation piercing the alien landscape of Mars. Amongst the shallow sands and boulders of the Gale Crater rise several twisting towers of rock – the spikes of sediment look almost like frozen streams of water poured from an invisible jug in the sky. In reality, experts say … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Studies the Wild Winds of Jezero Crater – NASA Mars Exploration

NASA’s Perseverance Studies the Wild Winds of Jezero Crater – NASA Mars Exploration

The rover’s weather sensors witnessed daily whirlwinds and more while studying the Red Planet.​ During its first couple hundred days in Jezero Crater, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover saw some of the most intense dust activity ever witnessed by a mission sent to the Red Planet’s surface. Not only did the rover detect hundreds of dust-bearing … Read more

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Scouts Ridgeline for Perseverance Science Team – NASA Mars Exploration

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Scouts Ridgeline for Perseverance Science Team – NASA Mars Exploration

‘Fortun Ridge’ Imaged on Ingenuity’s Flight 27​: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter scouted this ridgeline near the ancient river delta in Jezero Crater because it is of interest to Perseverance rover scientists. Enlarged at right is a close-up of one of the ridgeline’s rocky outcrops. The image was captured on April 23, during the rotorcraft’s 27th … Read more

NASA robot detects huge Marsquake that shatters all previous records

NASA robot detects huge Marsquake that shatters all previous records

NASA has many ways of observing Mars, and one of them is the agency’s InSight lander, which was designed to measure the planet’s interior and allow researchers to develop a better understanding of the history, present, and future of Mars. In the past, the InSight lander, which first landed on Mars in November 2018, detected … Read more