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Perseverance Takes A Selfie On Mars

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Perseverance

Here, using its WATSON camera, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover took this selfie over a rock nicknamed "Rochette," on Sept.10, 2021, the 198th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.


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InSight Finds Three Big Marsquakes, Thanks to Solar-Panel Dusting

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

The lander cleared enough dust from one solar panel to keep its seismometer on through the summer, allowing scientists to study the three biggest quakes they've seen on Mars.

Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4.


Take A 3D Spin On Mars And Track NASA's Perseverance Rover

Take A 3D Spin On Mars And Track NASA's Perseverance Rover

Two interactive web experiences let you explore the Martian surface, as seen by cameras aboard the rover and orbiters flying overhead.


NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars

NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars

Some volcanoes can produce eruptions so powerful they release oceans of dust and toxic gases into the air, blocking out sunlight and changing a planet's climate for decades.


Curiosity's Selfie At Mont Mercou

Curiosity's Selfie At Mont Mercou

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used two different cameras to create this selfie in front of Mont Mercou, a rock outcrop that stands 20 feet (6 meters) tall.


Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars' History

Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars' History

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region.


First Mars Rock Sample Collected By Perseverance Rover

First Mars Rock Sample Collected By Perseverance Rover

NASA's Perseverance rover today completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil.


Perseverance Rover Successfully Cores Its First Rock

Perseverance Rover Successfully Cores Its First Rock

Perseverance will obtain additional imagery of the sample tube before potentially completing the process of collecting its first scientifically-selected Mars sample


Will It Be Safe For Humans To Fly To Mars?

Will It Be Safe For Humans To Fly To Mars?

Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles.


NASA's Perseverance Plans Next Sample Attempt

NASA's Perseverance Plans Next Sample Attempt

The rover will abrade a rock this week, allowing scientists and engineers to decide whether that target would withstand its powerful drill.


Martian Snow Is Dusty And Could Potentially Melt

Martian Snow Is Dusty And Could Potentially Melt

Over the last two decades, scientists have found ice in many locations on Mars.


Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Sees A Potential Rover Road Ahead

Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Sees A Potential Rover Road Ahead

Ask any space explorer, and they'll have a favorite photograph or two from their mission.


'Blue' And 'Gold' Satellites Headed To Mars In 2024

'Blue' And 'Gold' Satellites Headed To Mars In 2024

An interplanetary mission led by the University of California, Berkeley, to put two satellites -- dubbed "Blue" and "Gold" -- into orbit around Mars has been officially authorized to prepare for launch in October 2024.


Perseverance's Drive To Citadelle

Perseverance's Drive To Citadelle

This annotated image depicts the ground track (indicated in white) of NASA's Perseverance rover since it arrived on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021.


NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Explores a Changing Landscape

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Explores a Changing Landscape

Images of knobbly rocks and rounded hills are delighting scientists as NASA's Curiosity rover climbs Mount Sharp, a 5-mile-tall (8-kilometer-tall) mountain within the 96-mile-wide (154-kilometer-wide) basin of Mars' Gale Crater.


Global Trio of Orbiters Shows Small Dust Storms Help Dry Out Mars

Global Trio of Orbiters Shows Small Dust Storms Help Dry Out Mars

By combining observations from three international spacecraft at Mars, scientists were able to show that regional dust storms play a huge role in drying out the Red Planet.


Ingenuity Helicopter Spots Perseverance Rover On Mars

Ingenuity Helicopter Spots Perseverance Rover On Mars

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently completed its 11th flight at the Red Planet, snapping multiple photographs during its trip.



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