NASA's car-sized Perseverance Mars rover drilled out and sealed up its 12th rock sample on Wednesday (Aug. 3), its fourth such operation in less than a month.
Mars, the Red Planet, is the fourth planet from the sun.
NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, who is currently in orbit, is lead author on a scientific paper. The topic is the Curiosity mission that reaches its 10th anniversary on Mars Aug. 5.
Curiosity landed on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012, with one main goal: to determine whether the planet was once habitable. In 10 years, it has answered that question and many others.
Europe's unlucky first Martian rover ExoMars can still play a big role in answering the question whether there has ever been life on the Red Planet?
NASA's Curiosity rover continues to explore Mars, taking incredible photos as it goes. We take a look at some of its best images here.
On Aug. 1, a group of eight researchers and their associates headed to the high Arctic to spend a month at the Haughton-Mars Project base on Devon Island.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover bagged its 11th sample on Mars, targeting a sedimentary rock that may preserve "biosignatures" of ancient life on the Red Planet.
Mars and Uranus are night-sky neighbors at the moment, and you can get good views of their unusual meetup online tonight (Aug. 1).
Mars will begin to approach Uranus early Sunday morning (July 31). The pair will be close enough to share the same field of view as seen through binoculars.
NASA's veteran Mars orbiter captured a stunning image of a Martian dune field that reveals intricate details that might help scientists learn more about weather patterns in the planet's past.
The redesigned NASA-European campaign will task the Perseverance rover with delivering Red Planet samples to a rocket, with the drones as backup retrieval options.
A concentrated clump of a rare mineral was discovered in the Gale crater in 2016 by the Curiosity rover. Now, researchers may finally know how it got there.
China's Tianwen 1 Mars orbiter has returned a stunning image of the Martian moon Phobos to mark the second anniversary of the mission's launch.
The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft captured impressive new views of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon system in the solar system.
Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, is ripe for human exploration that can uncover the planet's history and its capacity to sustain microbial life.
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have new details to share on how they will bring pieces of Mars to Earth, and they'll share their plans next week.
In the early hours of Thursday (July 21) morning, the waning crescent moon will pass close to Mars. They will be close enough to share the view in binoculars.
Here's how to observe these solar system worlds overnight Wednesday (July 20) and Thursday (July 21).
Two private companies, Relativity Space and Impulse Space, unveiled plans for the first commercial flight to Mars in 2024 using reusable rockets.
It's official: Russia will no longer be a partner on Europe's life-hunting Mars rover mission, which is scheduled to launch in the late 2020s.