Mars

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    Using AI to trace the origins of Mars rocks.

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    Astronomy November 3, 2021
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    If we ever want to move to Mars, we’ll need to learn how to grow food right there on the Red Planet. But the soil the...

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  • Plucky Mars rover’s perseverance rewarded

    Perseverance’s sample success triggers interplanetary relay race.

    NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars has at last found a rock that’s a hard place. After an initial failed attempt la...

    News September 13, 2021
  • Video

    China releases first sounds of Zhurong’s Mars mission

    Audio of the rover’s descent to Mars captured by its attached climate station.

    The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) has released the first sounds and new video recorded by its Mars rov...

    News June 28, 2021
  • This week on Mars

    Clouds, wobbles and first drives!

    In March, Curiosity sent back 21 individual images that show some very high-altitude clouds. The NASA team has sti...

    News May 31, 2021
  • This week on Mars

    China’s Zhurong rover prepares to get to work.

    This week has been a busy one on the Red Planet – last Saturday morning, Australian time, China became the third coun...

    News May 23, 2021
  • Zhurong rover sends first pictures of Mars

    The Chinese Mars rover sends two images (and a video).

    The landing capsule moves away from the orbiter, a precursor to the first pictures Zhurong will send from the surface...

    News May 20, 2021
  • Last week on Mars

    Helicopter Ingenuity’s fifth flight marked the start of its next phase as a scouting vehicle.

    The fifth flight of tiny Mars helicopter Ingenuity – the one that flew it above mission expectations – took place on ...

    News May 9, 2021
  • Ingenuity rules (and flies)

    Brief hover demonstrates that controlled flight is possible in thin Martian atmosphere.

    After an eight-day delay due to a software glitch, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has had its Wright Brothers momen...

    News April 21, 2021
  • This week on Mars

    Helicopter Ingenuity safely deployed, but flight delayed.

    NASA announced yesterday that the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter will take place no earlier than 14 Ap...

    News April 11, 2021
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