Curious Mars

Mars: March 2018

Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars.

Inside the Astrotech processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's InSight spacecraft is rotated on a fixture for further testing.

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover just hit a new milestone: its two-thousandth Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet. An image mosaic taken by the rover in January offers a preview of what comes next.

A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million years earlier and were not as deep as once thought.

Asteroids and comets appear to be a much more important suppliers of organic molecules on Mars than expected.