NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter made its 36th off-Earth flight on Saturday (Dec. 10), staying aloft for just over a minute.
Mars, the Red Planet, is the fourth planet from the sun.
When NASA scientists were planning the Mars Perseverance mission, they decided to try something new: Instead of just sending a rover, they'd also send up a small helicopter.
Perseverance has captured the sound of dust grains impacting the NASA rover, and the recording could be key to understanding how dust is transported around Mars.
On Wednesday (Dec. 7), skywatchers around the world were treated to a celestial show as the full moon eclipsed Mars at opposition in the night sky.
NASA's most advanced robotic geologist to date has collected its first samples of broken rocks and dust from the Red Planet's surface.
On Mars, dust devils can have both positive and negative impacts on robotic exploration on the planet.
On Wednesday (Dec. 7), Mars appears opposite the sun in the night sky in opposition, appearing much larger in the night sky than usual and offering skywatchers an excellent chance to observe it.
A bright Mars at opposition will disappear behind the moon on Wednesday (Dec. 7), but exactly when you should look up depends on where you are.
Measurements taken at Earth's neighbors, Mars and Venus, show the battle between high-energy cosmic rays from beyond the solar system and the influence of the sun in the inner solar system.
NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter set a new altitude record on Sunday (Dec. 3), getting 46 feet (14 meters) up on its 35th Red Planet flight.
This week offers multiple opportunities to get a great look at Mars thanks to several livestreams of Red Planet astronomical events.
A plume of searing hot rock as wide as the continental U.S. is rising up from near the core of Mars and might help explain recent volcanism and earthquakes seen at the Red Planet, scientists say.
The full moon will appear in very close proximity to a brilliant Mars in the evening of Wednesday (Dec. 7) as the Red Planet reaches opposition.
A Martian megatsunami may have raced across the Red Planet after a cosmic impact similar to the one that likely ended Earth's age of dinosaurs, a new study finds.
A new video shows how a team of NASA and European Space Agency spacecraft plan to relay Martian rock samples to Earth.
Wednesday (Nov. 30) offers an excellent opportunity for skywatchers to observe Mars when the Red Planet will be at its closest to Earth, appearing bigger and brighter in the sky.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has performed its shortest flight ever, the first after a major software update that will allow the chopper to land more safely and navigate over rugged terrain.
"Good Night Oppy" finally arrives on Amazon's Prime Video streaming service on Wednesday (Nov. 23), just in time for holiday viewing over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend.
The Perseverance rover is approaching its one-year anniversary since landing on Feb. 18, 2021 — one Mars year, that is.
Ryan White did not set out to make a tearjerker, yet audiences watching "Good Night Oppy" may want to have tissues ready. "Not a chance in hell did I think this would be as emotional," White said.