Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
The bit carousel, which lies at the heart of the rover's Sample Caching System, is now aboard NASA's newest rover.
Robotic Toolkit Added to NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
The first briefcase-size CubeSats to journey to another planet have been honored for their role in NASA InSight's successful Mars landing.
MarCO Wins the 'Oscar' for Tiny Spacecraft
NASA's Curiosity rover is discovering odd rocks halfway into a region called the "clay-bearing unit."
New Finds for Mars Rover, Seven Years After Landing
Lost in the publicity glare following the Apollo 11 Moon landing, two intrepid robotic spacecraft flew by Mars in the summer of 1969.
50 Years Ago: Mariner 6 and 7 Explore Mars
In this time-lapse video, the robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover maneuvers its 88-pound (40-kilogram) sensor-laden turret as it moves from a deployed to stowed configuration.
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Does Biceps Curls
NASA gives the go-ahead to fuel the Mars 2020 rover's Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, which will power rover and help keep it warm while exploring Mars.
Fueling of NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Power System Begins
Quakes look and feel different depending on the material their seismic waves pass through. In a new video, scientists demonstrate this by using quake data from Mars, Earth and the Moon.
What Does a Marsquake Look Like?
The launch period for NASA's next rover, Mars 2020, opens exactly one year from today, July 17, 2020, and extends through Aug. 5, 2020.
Mars 2020 Rover: T-Minus One Year and Counting
A dramatic Martian landscape can be seen in a new image taken from space, showing NASA's Curiosity rover.
HiRISE Spots Curiosity Rover at Mars' 'Woodland Bay'
Constructing an exquisitely complex vehicle like the Mars 2020 rover takes serious teamwork.
A Rover Pit Stop at JPL
Robots can drive on the plains and craters of Mars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar caps and other hard-to-reach places on the Red Planet and beyond?
For Climbing Robots, the Sky's the Limit
"What we needed was a Neil Armstrong for Mars. What we came up with was Terrain-Relative Navigation."
A Neil Armstrong for Mars: Landing the Mars 2020 Rover
Last week, the spacecraft's robotic arm successfully removed the support structure of the mole, which has been unable to dig, and placed it to the side.
NASA's InSight Uncovers the 'Mole'
NASA has selected eight new research teams to collaborate on research into the intersection of space science and human space exploration as part of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).
NASA Selects Teams to Study Our Moon, Mars' Moons, and More
In this image, taken on June 21, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory install the main robotic arm on the Mars 2020 rover.
Mars 2020 Rover's 7-Foot-Long Robotic Arm Installed
The Mars 2020 ‘Name the Rover’ contest will be open to students in the fall of 2019.
NASA Selects Partners for Mars 2020 "Name the Rover" Contest, Seeks Judges
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission.
Curiosity Detects Unusually High Methane Levels
NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites.
Small Satellite Concept Finalists Target Moon, Mars and Beyond
Engineers at JPL take a group selfie after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover.
The Mast Is Raised for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years.
Solar Activity Forecast for Next Decade Favorable for Exploration
The next robotic Mars mission will carry technology that will help enable astronauts to eventually explore the Red Planet.
NASA's Mars 2020 Will Blaze a Trail — for Humans
NASA's Mars Helicopter flight demonstration project has passed a number of key tests with flying colors.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase
Scientists and engineers have a new plan for getting NASA InSight's heat probe, also known as the "mole," digging again on Mars.
InSight's Team Tries New Strategy to Help the 'Mole'
NASA's Curiosity rover has confirmed that the region on Mars it's exploring, called the "clay-bearing unit," is well deserving of its name.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Clay Cache
On a test flight in Death Valley, California, an Airbus helicopter carried an engineering model of the Lander Vision System (LVS) that will help guide NASA's next Mars mission to a safe touchdown on the Red Planet.
NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Drops in on Death Valley