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Perseverance Rover Bringing 3D-Printed Metal Parts To Mars

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

For hobbyists and makers, 3D printing expands creative possibilities; for specialized engineers, it's also key to next-generation spacecraft design.


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Holden Crater Seen From Orbit

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Holden Crater

Much of Mars is covered by sand and dust but in some places stacks of sedimentary layers are visible.

Transforming Rover Can Explore the Toughest Terrain

Transforming Rover Can Explore the Toughest Terrain

A rover trundles over rocky terrain, its four metal wheels clattering along until they encounter a seemingly insurmountable hazard: a steep slope.


Smallsat View Of Tianwen-1 On Its Way To Mars

Smallsat View Of Tianwen-1 On Its Way To Mars

Andrew Jones @AJ_FI - Here's an image of Tianwen-1 in deep space and on its way to Mars, released today [CLEP]. The spacecraft is currently 24.1 million km from the Earth with a total flight distance of 188 million km. Source


NASA Readies Perseverance Mars Rover's Earthly Twin

NASA Readies Perseverance Mars Rover's Earthly Twin

Did you know NASA's next Mars rover has a nearly identical sibling on Earth for testing? Even better, it's about to roll for the first time through a replica Martian landscape.


Deep Learning Will Help Future Mars Rovers Go Farther, Faster, And Do More Science

Deep Learning Will Help Future Mars Rovers Go Farther, Faster, And Do More Science

NASA's Mars rovers have been one of the great scientific and space successes of the past two decades.


Maven Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing In Ultraviolet Light

Maven Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing In Ultraviolet Light

Vast areas of the Martian night sky pulse in ultraviolet light, according to images from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The results are being used to illuminate complex circulation patterns in the Martian atmosphere.


Rice Researchers Use InSight For Deep Mars Measurements

Rice Researchers Use InSight For Deep Mars Measurements

Using data from NASA's InSight Lander on Mars, Rice University seismologists have made the first direct measurements of three subsurface boundaries from the crust to the core of the red planet.


Lake Salda, Turkey Shares A Similar Mineralogy With Jezero Crater On Mars

Lake Salda, Turkey Shares A Similar Mineralogy With Jezero Crater On Mars

You may not be able to travel to Jezero Crater on Mars, but you can visit the next best thing: Lake Salda, Turkey. Though it is located a world away, Lake Salda shares similar minerology and geology as the dry Martian lakebed.


Mars 2020 Perseverance Lifts Off

Mars 2020 Perseverance Lifts Off

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.


Flight Over The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing Site

Flight Over The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing Site

This video shows Jezero crater, the landing site of the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on the Red Planet, based on images from ESA's Mars Express mission. The planned landing area is marked with an orange ellipse.


Mars 2020 Mission To Be Guided By USGS Astrogeology Maps

Mars 2020 Mission To Be Guided By USGS Astrogeology Maps

When NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars next year, it will be equipped with some of the most precise maps of Mars ever created, courtesy of the USGS Astrogeology Science Center.


Video Captures the Science of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

Video Captures the Science of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

Scheduled to launch this Thursday, on July 30, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is the agency's most sophisticated yet.


Perseverance Astrobiology Rover Lofted Atop Its Ride To Mars

Perseverance Astrobiology Rover Lofted Atop Its Ride To Mars

The ULA payload fairing with NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover secured inside is lifted high up inside the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.


Take A Virtual Flight Over Korolev Crater On Mars

Take A Virtual Flight Over Korolev Crater On Mars

Located in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds Mars' north polar cap, this well-preserved impact crater is filled with water ice all year round.


Mars Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket

Mars Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet this summer.


InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause

InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause

NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars. The mission is providing the first look at the Red Planet's deep interior to reveal details about the formation of Mars and, ultimately, all rocky planets, including Earth.


The Ancient Lakeshore Of Jezero Crater On Mars

The Ancient Lakeshore Of Jezero Crater On Mars

Two recent studies based on ESA's Mars Express observations of Jezero crater have shed light on how and when this intriguing area formed - and identified the regions most likely to reveal signs of ancient life.



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