Solar System Exploration
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Finding plumes at Europa is an exciting prospect, but scientists warn it’ll be tricky, even from up close.
Are Water Plumes Spraying from Europa? NASA's Europa Clipper is on the Case
An artistic interpretation of Curiosity’s view high up on a Martian mountain was created by mission team members.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Sends a Picture Postcard From Mars
Recently downlinked imagery of a September flight has allowed the rover imaging team to put together a video of the helicopter.
NASA's Perseverance Captures Challenging Flight by Mars Helicopter
OPTIMISM, the full-scale engineering model of Perseverance, begins a series of tests to assess the risk of driving hazards on Mars.
Twin of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Begins Terrain Tests
A radiation sensor aboard the spacecraft is providing new data on the health risks humans would face on the surface.
How NASA's Curiosity Rover Is Making Mars Safer for Astronauts
The next full Moon is the Beaver Moon, and there will be a near-total lunar eclipse.
Full Moon Guide: November - December 2021
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson laid out the path forward for early Artemis missions that will pave the way for lunar surface missions.
NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about Mars.
NASA scientists are calling for a framework that provides context for findings related to the search for life.
Are We Alone in the Universe? NASA Calls for New Framework
The public can help teach an artificial intelligence algorithm to recognize scientific features in images taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover.
You Can Help Train NASA's Rovers to Better Explore Mars
Catch Mars mania as an exhibit visits more than a dozen towns across the U.S. with lifelike models of Perseverance and Ingenuity.
‘Roving With Perseverance': NASA Mars Rover and Helicopter Models on Tour
Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the Red Planet.
Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA's Perseverance Rover
JPL's lucky peanuts are an unofficial tradition at big mission events.
What Are JPL's Lucky Peanuts?
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson met with elected officials about Earth science and visited mission control for the Perseverance Mars rover.
NASA Leadership Visits JPL, Discusses Climate Change and Mars
The next full Moon is the Hunter's Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Lucy Moon.
Full Moon Guide: October - November 2021
NASA, along with the European Space Agency, is developing a campaign to return the Martian samples to Earth.
With First Martian Samples Packed, Perseverance Initiates Remarkable Sample Return Mission
A new paper details how the hydrological cycle of the now-dry lake at Jezero Crater is more complicated than originally thought.
NASA's Perseverance Sheds More Light on Jezero Crater's Watery Past
The spacecraft will continue collecting data about Mars, but engineers will stop sending commands until mid-October.
NASA's Mars Fleet Lies Low As Sun Moves Between Earth and Red Planet
The dusty rocks of Jezero Crater are beginning to tell their story – thanks to the seven powerful science cameras aboard Perseverance.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Cameras Capture Mars Like Never Before
The lander cleared enough dust from one solar panel to keep its seismometer on through the summer, allowing scientists to study three big quakes.
NASA's InSight Finds Three Big Marsquakes, Thanks to Solar-Panel Dusting
In 2023, NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon’s South Pole.
NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4, 2021.
NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D
Two interactive web experiences let you explore the Martian surface, as seen by cameras aboard the rover and orbiters flying overhead.
Take a 3D Spin on Mars and Track NASA's Perseverance Rover
The rover will be delivered to the Moon's surface in late 2023. VIPER is the first resource-mapping mission on the surface of another celestial body.
NASA to Announce Landing Site for Artemis Lunar Robotic Rover
Scientists found evidence that an area on Mars called Arabia Terra had thousands of "super eruptions" over a 500-million-year period.
NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars