Mars

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter snaps an image of Perseverance and its trash

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter snaps an image of Perseverance and its trash

There are multiple spacecraft in orbit around Mars, including the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. ExoMars recently snapped an image from its orbital perch of the aftermath of the Perseverance Rover's landing showing the rover as a speck on the Martian surface along with discarded components from the landing. The image shows what the Red Planet's surface now looks like, with another rover cruising its surface.

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NASA guided tour of Mars will tap Perseverance’s most flexible camera

NASA guided tour of Mars will tap Perseverance’s most flexible camera

NASA is preparing a must-see video tour of Mars today, tapping Perseverance's high-tech Mastcam-Z robotic eyes to give a new glimpse of the red planet. It's an opportunity not only to see Mars in full 360-degrees, but also to get a guided view of what the freshly-landed rover can see and why scientists are eager to explore it.

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This growing album of Perseverance Mars photos is space geek treasure

This growing album of Perseverance Mars photos is space geek treasure

NASA's Perseverance rover may not have even moved from its landing spot on Mars in the past week, but that doesn't mean there aren't already thousands of images being shared from the red planet. The latest science-lab-on-wheels successfully touched down on Martian soil last Thursday, February 18, and has been steadily beaming back content to the Jet Propulsion Lab ever since.

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NASA shares an image of the Perseverance descent stage smoke plume

NASA shares an image of the Perseverance descent stage smoke plume

One of the most significant feats in space exploration over the past few years is the landing of the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. Perseverance made a successful landing on the Red Planet a few days ago after an extremely harrowing journey through the thin Martian atmosphere. One of the critical pieces of the puzzle to get Perseverance on the ground safely was the descent stage.

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NASA shares Perseverance’s first high-definition Mars panorama

NASA shares Perseverance’s first high-definition Mars panorama

On Wednesday, NASA published Perseverance rover's first high-definition panorama of its landing site, giving the public their first proper look at the Martian surface that'll be explored by the new rover. The panorama shows Mars' Jezero Crater as perceived by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z instrument, which can be rotated to capture a full 360-degrees.

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There was a message encoded in the parachute above the Perseverance rover

There was a message encoded in the parachute above the Perseverance rover

NASA has a history of doing interesting and unexpected things when it comes to its space missions. Recently, NASA successfully placed the Perseverance rover onto the surface of Mars. One of the most dangerous parts of its entire journey was the descent through the Martian atmosphere to the Red Planet's surface.

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Tianwen-1 completes braking maneuver and enters parking orbit around Mars

Tianwen-1 completes braking maneuver and enters parking orbit around Mars

China's Mars mission, called Tianwen-1, is going very well so far. This week the spacecraft successfully completed its third braking maneuver and entered a parking orbit around Mars on Wednesday at about 6:29 AM BJT. The announcement was made this morning by the China National Space Administration.

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What Mars sounds like: NASA shares Perseverance rover audio & 360 pano

What Mars sounds like: NASA shares Perseverance rover audio & 360 pano

NASA has shared sounds captured from the earliest moments of Perseverance's time on Mars, part of a huge cache of photos and audio downloaded from the red planet over the weekend. It's the first data of what's set to be a firehose of information as the freshly-landed rover begins the careful process of unfurling its scientific instruments and cameras, and begins its work.

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Watch the NASA Perseverance Mars rover landing in this incredible video

Watch the NASA Perseverance Mars rover landing in this incredible video

NASA has revealed video of the Perseverance rover's audacious landing on Mars, with "How to Land on Mars" including never-before-seen footage of the dramatic touchdown late last week. It was the culmination of multiple years of planning and seven months of travel from Earth to the red planet, and plenty could've gone wrong.

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NASA will reveal the mindblowing Mars Perseverance rover landing video today

NASA will reveal the mindblowing Mars Perseverance rover landing video today

NASA will reveal video of the Perseverance rover's incredible landing on Mars today, a glimpse of the complex multi-stage process that successfully culminated in the car-sized robot touching down on the red planet late last week. It proved to be a nail-biting seven minutes or so, involving not only some serious heat-shielding but a parachute, sixteen rockets, and a Sky Crane.

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Study finds that Earth life could survive on Mars temporarily

Study finds that Earth life could survive on Mars temporarily

A new study has sent microbes into the Earth's stratosphere to test their endurance in conditions similar to those on Mars. The goal was to reveal their potential use and threat posed during space travel. The study found that the microbes were able to temporarily survive in conditions similar to the surface of Mars.

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Linux flies on Mars onboard Snapdragon-powered Ingenuity drone

Linux flies on Mars onboard Snapdragon-powered Ingenuity drone

There was a great deal of celebration at NASA and around the world when the Perseverance rover safely landed on the surface of Mars. That historic moment, however, carries a few firsts for a lot of things, and not just for space science alone. While the rolling rover is already important in itself, its companion helicopter drone is just as significant as it is the first time NASA used the open source Linux operating system on Mars, opening up the possibilities for tech demos like it in the future.

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