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

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Lake Salda, Turkey

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.


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Mars 2020 Perseverance Lifts Off

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Mars 2020 Liftoff

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.


Mini-'Marsquakes' Measured By InSight Lander Show The Effects Of The Sun And Wind

Mini-'Marsquakes' Measured By InSight Lander Show The Effects Of The Sun And Wind

Compared with our own planet Earth, Mars might seem like a "dead" planet, but even there, the wind blows and the ground moves. On Earth, we study the ambient seismic noise rippling mainly due to ocean activity to peek underground at the structure of the Earth's interior. Can we do the same on Mars without ocean?


Mars Perseverance Prepared For Launch

Mars Perseverance Prepared For Launch

Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Mars 2020 logo is installed on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V payload fairing on June 18, 2020. Secured inside the fairing is the agency's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.


How NASA's Mars Helicopter Will Reach the Red Planet's Surface

How NASA's Mars Helicopter Will Reach the Red Planet's Surface

The small craft will seek to prove that powered, controlled flight is possible on another planet. But just getting it onto the surface of Mars will take a whole lot of ingenuity.


NASA Countdown to the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch

NASA Countdown to the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch Video in Story

On June 17 NASA leadership and a panel of scientists and engineers previewed the upcoming Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission.


Curiosity Rover Spots Earth and Venus - From Mars

Curiosity Rover Spots Earth and Venus - From Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover occasionally stops to stargaze. Recently, it captured a shot of Earth and Venus in the Red Planet's night sky.


ExoMars Spots Unique Green Glow Above Mars

ExoMars Spots Unique Green Glow Above Mars

On Earth, glowing oxygen is produced during polar auroras when energetic electrons from interplanetary space hit the upper atmosphere. This oxygen-driven emission of light gives polar auroras their beautiful and characteristic green hue.


MAVEN Maps Electric Currents around Mars that are Fundamental to Atmospheric Loss

MAVEN Maps Electric Currents around Mars that are Fundamental to Atmospheric Loss

Five years after NASA's MAVEN spacecraft entered into orbit around Mars, data from the mission has led to the creation of a map of electric current systems in the Martian atmosphere.


Mars Perseverance Rover's Rocket Arrives

Mars Perseverance Rover's Rocket Arrives

The United Launch Alliance booster for NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is offloaded from the Antonov 124 cargo aircraft at the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida on May 19, 2020.



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