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Percy

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Perseverance Watches Wild Winds on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is recording the windy weather in Jezero Crater, chronicling its role in making the Red Planet dusty.

Microphone placement on Perseverance

Solar System

Listen to the Martian Soundscape

Two microphones on Mars, carried on NASA's Perseverance rover, are for the first time revealing the sounds of another planet.

Mars Hope

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Update from the Hope Probe at Mars

The United Arab Emirates' Hope Probe, on a wide orbit around Mars, provides views of the dynamic Red Planet.

Labyrinth on western end of Valles Marineris, by Mariner 9

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mariner 9: The Martian Semicentennial

A half century ago, Mariner 9 — our first orbiter at another planet — showed us the real Mars.

ESCAPADE

Spacecraft and Space Missions

ESCAPADE Blue and Gold Orbiters Head to Mars in 2024

A pair of spacecraft will head to Mars in 2024 as the ESCAPADE mission, to study the Martian space weather environment.

Cratered Floor, Fratcured Rough

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NASA's Perseverance to Collect First Sample from Mars

Perseverance will soon collect the first of many samples from the Martian surface in a quest to answer whether the planet once hosted life.

Zhurong selfie

Spacecraft and Space Missions

China’s Zhurong Rover Snaps Selfie on Mars

China's Zhurong rover gets to work exploring Mars, with a new panorama of its landing site.

Mars North Pole

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See the Latest Stunning Images from Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover, China's Tianwen 1, and the United Arab Emirates' Hope orbiter share their latest photos from Mars.

Mars water map

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New Map of Ice on Mars Will Aid Future Crewed Missions

Scientists have made a new and improved map of possible water-ice reservoirs on Mars.

An artist's illustration of the Perseverance Mars Rover on Mars

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Watch Online: NASA's Perseverance Landing on Mars

One week from today, NASA's Perseverance rover will land on Mars. Find resources here — including broadcast of the landing itself.

Tianwen-1

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

China's Tianwen 1 Arrives at Mars

China’s ambitious mission to Mars, Tianwen 1, has arrived at the Red Planet and will attempt to land a rover on the surface in May.

Mars Hope

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The United Arab Emirates' Hope Enters Orbit Around Mars

The United Arab Emirates Hope orbiter is the first in a series of spacecraft arriving at the Red Planet in the next week.

Mars Ascent Vehicle concept

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mars Sample Return Program Forges Ahead

It's full steam ahead for the joint NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return, a complex plan to collect bits of Mars and — for the first time — send them to Earth.

Perseverance launch

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NASA Launches Perseverance Rover for Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover heads to the Red Planet.

Perseverance

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NASA Announces Next Mars Rover Name: Perseverance

NASA announced today that its next Mars rover mission now has its official name: Perseverance.

Seismometer on NASA's Insight lander

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What the First Marsquake Means for NASA's Insight

After two months, InSight’s seismometer has picked up the first rumblings in Martian soil. Turns out marsquakes may be less frequent than thought.

jezero crater

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Jezero Crater Selected as Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA's next Mars rover will explore a geologically diverse crater that may once have been flooded with water, a crucial ingredient for the mission's search for evidence of past life.

Curiosity on Mars cartoon

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Curiosity Tracks Mars’s Ancient Habitability

Curiosity scientists have tracked Gale Crater’s changing environment as it became more, then less, acidic over millions of years. Microbial life could have survived in these conditions.

EDM Lander

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

ESA's Schiaparelli Lander: Missing in Action

Here's what we know so far about the fate European Space Agency's Schiaparelli mission.

Curiosity Selfie

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What Are Curiosity and Opportunity Up To?

As Schiaparelli prepares to land on Mars, how are the other robotic denizens of the Red Planet doing?

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