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Mars: September 2018



NASA still hasn't heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again.


The weird shapes and colors of the tiny Martian moons Phobos and Deimos have inspired a long-standing debate about their origins.


Analogue astronauts have successfully trialed a radar that could help future Mars explorers identify where to dig for water.


These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet's surface apart less than 10 million years ago.


Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet


This image shows the south-facing rim of a pit crater at 68°S in the Sisyphi Planum region of Mars.


After snagging a new rock sample on Aug. 9, NASA's Curiosity rover surveyed its surroundings on Mars, producing a 360-degree panorama of its current location on Vera Rubin Ridge.