Perseverance, which landed inside Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, successfully dropped the "belly pan" covering its sampling system last week.
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!
This week, the Space.com forums finds a debate about Mars and what it would be like to use a wormhole. Plus, just two days remain for our giveaway!
The microphone on Perseverance's SuperCam instrument picked up the gentle whoosh of the Martian wind as well as the not-so-gentle sounds generated by SuperCam's rock-zapping laser.
The striking photo shows the outline of the rover and the rubbly terrain it has just begun to explore.
This week, the Space.com forums kicked off our Perseverance Prize giveaway, talked space exploration and more. See what's up here.
The Perseverance rover's Red Planet touchdown site has been renamed for Octavia E. Butler, the noted African American science fiction author.
NASA will show off the Perseverance rover's "firsts" on Mars in a teleconference today, March 5. Here's how to watch live.
The reverberations from the epic touchdown of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover will extend far beyond the science and spaceflight communities, President Biden said.
NASA's Perseverance rover has spent a busy two weeks settling into its new home on Mars, most recently flexing its robotic arm for the first time.
NASA's Perseverance rover is slated to touch down in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. See images of the Perseverance mission in this Space.com gallery.
NASA's Perseverance rover isn't just exploring the Red Planet. The life-hunting robot will also help a little bit of Mars make it to Earth a decade or so from now, if all goes according to plan.
This week, the community was left in awe at all the images and sounds coming to us from NASA's Perseverance rover.
A camera on the ExoMars orbiter recently captured a photo showing a very, very tiny Perseverance on Mars.
From fist bumps at JPL to Mars donuts at Krispy Kreme and Red Planet billboards in New York City, people went all out for the Perseverance rover's landing.