mars exploration

  • Video

    Rover’s eye view

    NASA releases thrilling film of Perseverance landing.

    In a staggering series of images that allow viewers to relive landing day from a new perspective, NASA’s Perseverance...

    News February 23, 2021
  • Mars news all good

    Data indicate all systems fine and helicopter Ingenuity working as expected.

    Less than a day after NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed, the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in...

    Core Sciences February 22, 2021
  • Perseverance pays off

    NASA rover successfully down in Jezero Crater on Mars.

    NASA's perseverance rover- It started with the type of chatter you might hear from someone setting up a complex sound...

    News February 19, 2021
  • Icy Mars lakes

    Briny lakes found under the Martian ice cap.

    Scientists using ground-penetrating radar have discovered a cluster of lakes beneath the Martian south polar ice cap....

    Astronomy September 29, 2020
  • Snapshot

    Cooper Creek looks like Mars

    The distinctive path is similar to what’s seen on Mars.

    Red-tinted sands and dark green braided streams provide a colourful contrast within Queensland's Channel Country. As ...

    ASC Edits August 12, 2020
  • Partner Content

    Mars rovers tested in Flinders Ranges

    Scientists are hunting for Earth’s earliest life forms.

    A UNSW astrobiologist has put the technology of NASA’s soon-to-be-launched Perseverance Rover to the test to find out...

    ASC Edits May 5, 2020
  • Persevering with preparations

    New wheels added to the next Mars rover.

    NASA missions continue to make progress, COVID-19 notwithstanding. Yesterday we showed you the primary mirror on t...

    News April 7, 2020
  • Partner Content

    Pilbara rocks hold clues to life on Mars

    Learning the secrets of our ancient rocks.

    NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) scientists have spent a week in the remote outback of Australia for specialist t...

    ASC Edits September 2, 2019