Great photos are just around the corner, but it'll likely be a few months before Perseverance really starts sinking its teeth into its science work.
The car-sized Perseverance, the most advanced robot ever sent to the Red Planet, aced its "seven minutes of terror" touchdown this afternoon (Feb. 18).
NASA's next Mars rover is about to touch down! See Space.com's complete coverage of the Feb. 18 landing of the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance.
The nearest solar system to our own may actually host two potentially life-supporting planets as a new candidate emerges around Alpha Centauri A, a new study reports.
The car-size Perseverance rover, which launched on July 30 of last year, is scheduled to land inside the 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater on Feb. 18.
Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? A team of astronomers has found a crucial new link: the observation of essential "prebiotic" molecules around a still-forming star.
The car-size Perseverance rover, the core of NASA's $2.7 billion Mars 2020 mission, will land Feb. 18, kicking off a new era of Red Planet exploration.
The CIA just turned over 2,700 pages of UFO-related material to The Black Vault, a free repository of UFO records online.
Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb has reignited a debate about whether alien life can explain an object that visited the solar system in 2017 in a scathing new book.
The White House has laid out a plan for overhauling the federal government's planetary-protection rules, which work to prevent contamination between Earth and other potentially habitable worlds.
If you're feeling lonely, take solace in remembering that there are countless tiny living things floating tens of thousands of feet above your head.
From the best places to find them to what they might breathe, here are the newest clues we discovered about alien life.
If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in human history.
Astronomers hunting for radio signals from alien civilizations have reportedly detected an "intriguing signal" from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star system to the sun.
The Martian underground may have been habitable billions of years ago even if the planet's surface was a dry, frigid wasteland.
Holding a pristine piece of Mars in a lab on Earth is among the most ambitious dreams of planetary scientists, and NASA and its European counterpart want to make the dream a reality.