NASA's Perseverance Mars rover snapped a photo recently of its robotic cousin Ingenuity as the tiny helicopter rested on a Red Planet sand dune.
NASA's Mars rover Perseverance is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. The new rover will search for signs of habitable environments on Mars and evidence of past microbial life. It will also cache samples of the Red Planet to return to Earth for a future Mars sample-return mission. See the latest news about NASA's Perseverance Mars rover here!
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has dropped its fourth rock sample tube at a location in Jezero Crater, meaning its first backup sample depot is now 40% complete.
NASA's Perseverance rover successfully dropped its second rock sample tube on the Martian surface, its longest sample yet.
The design of the sample return tubes carried by NASA's Perseverance rover looks suspiciously like a 'Star Wars' lightsaber, inspiring one NASA director to joke about using the Force on Mars.
NASA's Perseverance rover collected this tube's sample from a Mars region rich in organics. Scientists soon will scrutinize tubes like this for signatures of life.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flew for the 37th time on Saturday (Dec. 17), acing a hop designed in part to test the capabilities of its new software.
NASA's Perseverance rover is set to cache its first Mars sample in the next few days, kicking off a roughly month-long process that will see the robot drop 10 tubes of Red Planet material.
NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter made its 36th off-Earth flight on Saturday (Dec. 10), staying aloft for just over a minute.
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.
NASA's most advanced robotic geologist to date has collected its first samples of broken rocks and dust from the Red Planet's surface.
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.
A new video shows how a team of NASA and European Space Agency spacecraft plan to relay Martian rock samples to Earth.
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.
The Perseverance rover is approaching its one-year anniversary since landing on Feb. 18, 2021 — one Mars year, that is.
Continuing its mission to search for signs of ancient life on Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover has reached Jezero Crater's Yori Pass.
Perseverance has socked away 14 drilled-out Mars rock cores to date — two apiece from seven target rocks — and it will likely drop half of them in a "depot" in November or December.
NASA's Perseverance rover recently grabbed its 14th Red Planet rock sample but is having trouble sealing it up for eventual shipment to Earth.
NASA's Perseverance rover snagged its 13th rock sample recently, part of a collection that could come to Earth as early as 2033.