Solar System Exploration
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NASA Mars lander felt the ground shake during the impact while cameras aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted the yawning new crater from space.
Stunning New Meteoroid Impact on Mars
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The rover has arrived at a special region believed to have formed as Mars’ climate was drying.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Reaches Long-Awaited Salty Region
InSight’s team is taking steps to help the solar-powered lander continue operating for as long as possible.
NASA's InSight Waits Out Dust Storm
The Mars lander’s seismometer has picked up vibrations from four separate impacts in the past two years.
NASA's InSight ‘Hears' Its First Meteoroid Impacts on Mars
NASA’s Perseverance rover is well into its second science campaign, collecting rock-core samples.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars Terrain
NASA will host a briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 15, to provide highlights from the first year and a half of the Perseverance rover’s mission.
NASA to Host Briefing on Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Operations
The rover found that Jezero Crater’s floor is made up of volcanic rocks that have interacted with water.
NASA's Perseverance Makes New Discoveries in Mars' Jezero Crater
When NASA put a lander and the first rover on Mars a quarter century ago, they changed how we explore other worlds.
NASA Marks 25 Years Since Pathfinder Touched Down on Mars
NASA has finished the system requirements review for its Mars Sample Return Program.
NASA Will Inspire World When It Returns Mars Samples to Earth in 2033
To most of us, dust is an annoyance. But these tiny particles that float about and settle on surfaces play an important role across the solar system.
10 Things: Dust in the Wind (on Mars and Well Beyond)
From deep below the soil at Earth’s polar regions to Pluto’s frozen heart, ice exists all over the solar system...and beyond.
Frozen: Ice on Earth and Well Beyond
NASA-funded scientists have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 F.
NASA's LRO Finds Lunar Pits Harbor Comfortable Temperatures
It’s dust season and winter on Mars, meaning there’s more dust in the air and less sunlight to help recharge Ingenuity’s batteries.
Ingenuity Postpones Flights Until August
The rover has inspected a stretch of the Red Planet to see if it is flat enough for NASA’s next Mars lander.
Perseverance Scouts Mars Sample Return Campaign Landing Sites
By identifying clouds in data collected by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the public can help scientists.
Help NASA Scientists Find Clouds on Mars
The map, to be released in batches over six months, covers most of the planet, revealing dozens of minerals found on the surface.
NASA Mars Orbiter Releasing One of Its Last Rainbow-Colored Maps
The mission’s team will operate its seismometer longer than planned, so the lander will run out of power sooner as a result.
NASA's InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science
Sixteen scientists from the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Japan have been chosen to help future samples from the Red Planet achieve their full potential.
NASA, Partner Establish New Research Group for Mars Sample Return Program
MAVEN returned to normal science and relay operations on May 28, 2022, after recovering from an extended safe mode event.
NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Resumes Science & Operations, Exits Safe Mode
New imagery from Mars shows Ingenuity's recent record-breaking flight.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Captures Video of Record Flight
NASA has extended the planetary science missions of eight of its spacecraft due to their scientific productivity and potential to deepen our knowledge.
Exploration Extended for 8 Planetary Science Missions
This is the most zoomed-in, highest frame-rate observation of a Phobos solar eclipse ever taken from the surface of Mars.
What does a Solar Eclipse Look Like on Mars?
To avoid patches of knife-edged rocks, the mission has taken an alternative path up Mount Sharp.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Reroutes Away From ‘Gator-Back' Rocks
A new study finds the speed of sound is slower on Mars and that, mostly, a deep silence prevails.
What Sounds Captured by NASA's Perseverance Rover Reveal About Mars