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By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about Mars.
The next full Moon goes by many names including the Buck Moon.
July 2021: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
The probe flew closer to Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, than any other spacecraft in more than two decades.
Ride With Juno As It Flies Past the Solar System's Biggest Moon and Jupiter
A puzzler about the gas giant’s intense northern and southern lights has been deciphered.
40-Year Mystery Solved: Source of Jupiter's X-Ray Flares Uncovered
Ingenuity’s ninth flight provided imagery that will help the Perseverance rover team develop its science plan going forward.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Reveals Intriguing Terrain for Rover Team
Flight 9 broke records for flight duration and cruise speed – and it nearly quadrupled the distance flown between two airfields.
Flight 9 was a Nail-Biter, but Ingenuity Came Through With Flying Colors
Today, Mars is bitterly cold and bone-dry. But billions of years ago, Mars was home to lake systems that could have sustained microbial life.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Patches of Rock Record Erased, Revealing Clues
The agency’s newest rover is trekking across the Martian landscape using a newly enhanced auto-navigation system.
NASA's Self-Driving Perseverance Mars Rover ‘Takes the Wheel'
Reports of methane detections at Mars have captivated scientists and non-scientists alike.
First You See It, Then You Don't: Scientists Closer to Explaining Mars Methane Mystery
The historic image of the rover beside the Mars Helicopter proved to be one of the most complex rover selfies ever taken.
Watch (and Hear) How NASA's Perseverance Rover Took Its First Selfie
A new paper finds more radar signals suggesting the presence of subsurface ‘lakes,’ but many are in areas too cold for water to remain liquid.
Study Looks More Closely at Mars' Underground Water Signals
A Perseverance rover scientist’s favorite shot from the young Mars mission provides a new angle on an old and intriguing surface feature.
My Favorite Martian Image: Jezero Crater's ‘Delta Scarp'
Some places on Earth are so extreme that NASA uses them as stand-ins for other worlds. These locations are called planetary analogs.
10 Things to Know About Planetary Analogs
The six-wheeled robotic scientist is heading south to explore Jezero Crater’s lakebed in search of signs of ancient microbial life.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Begins Its First Science Campaign on Mars
The spacecraft successfully cleared some dust off its solar panels, helping to raise its energy and delay the need to switch off its science instruments.
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Gets a Power Boost
The science team is studying the clouds, which arrived earlier and formed higher than expected, to learn more about the Red Planet.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars
Telemetry from flight six shows that the first leg of the flight went off without a hitch. But toward the end of that leg, something happened.
Surviving an In-Flight Anomaly: What Happened on Ingenuity's 6th Flight
A NASA team has found that organic salts are likely present on Mars.
Salts Could Be Important Piece of Martian Organic Puzzle, NASA Scientists Find
Plans are underway for NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make its sixth flight on the Red Planet in the next few days.
Plans Underway for Ingenuity's Sixth Flight
A new video gives viewers the sensation of standing on the Red Planet and seeing the action firsthand.
Seeing NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Fly in 3D
NASA’s newest Mars rover is beginning to study the floor of an ancient crater that once held a lake.
Perseverance's Robotic Arm Starts Conducting Science
The Red Planet rotorcraft headed south in support of furthering research into the potential use of aerial scouts on Mars in the future.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes First One-Way Trip
Sounds of the Mars Helicopter’s whirring rotors add another new dimension to the historic project.
NASA's Perseverance Captures Video, Audio of Fourth Ingenuity Flight
Ingenuity will complete its first one-way trip. When it touches down at its new location, it will start a new demonstration phase.
Why Ingenuity's Fifth Flight Will Be Different
Ingenuity will explore how aerial scouting and other functions could benefit future exploration of Mars and other worlds.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Begin New Demonstration Phase