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The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency's InSight lander and its Curiosity rover.
HiRISE Views NASA's InSight and Curiosity on Mars
New evidence suggests salty, shallow ponds once dotted a Martian crater — a sign of the planet's drying climate.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds an Ancient Oasis on Mars
A crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from NASA's Mars 2020 rover after technicians tested the pyrotechnic charges that separate the two spacecraft.
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Tests Descent-Stage Separation
The scoop on the end of the spacecraft's robotic arm will be used to 'pin' the mole against the wall of its hole.
NASA's Push to Save the Mars InSight Lander's Heat Probe
Listen to the marsquakes and other, less-expected sounds that the Mars lander has been detecting.
NASA's InSight 'Hears' Peculiar Sounds on Mars
While past rovers have dug inches into the rusty soils of the Red Planet, NASA is testing out a drill that can go feet deep and operate autonomously with minimal human guidance.
NASA is Testing a Drill to Search for Life on Mars – On Its Own
It's the final boarding call for you to stow your name on NASA's Mars 2020 rover before it launches to the Red Planet.
Deadline Closing for Names to Fly on NASA's Next Mars Rover
A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of day on the Red Planet, according to new observations by NASA-funded scientists.
NASA Research Gives New Insight into How Much Atmosphere Mars Lost
NASA invites U.S. students to submit essays to name NASA's next Mars rover. Kindergarten through 12th grade students have until Nov. 1, 2019 to submit their name.
Name the Rover Contest
Engineers attached NASA's Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft to fly on another planet, to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover today.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Attached to Mars 2020 Rover
Australia provides a great place for NASA's Mars 2020 and the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars scientists to hone techniques in preparation for searching for signs ancient life on Mars.
Scientists Explore Outback as Testbed for Mars
The daily chatter between antennas here on Earth and those on NASA spacecraft at Mars is about to get much quieter for a few weeks.
What's Mars Solar Conjunction, and Why Does It Matter?
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
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
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'
"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'