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NASA is Testing a Drill to Search for Life on Mars – On Its Own


NASA has barely scratched the surface of Mars – literally. While past rovers have dug inches into the…
IMPULS team from Poland becomes a first double Martian rovers competition winner in the world

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For the fifth time constructors from all over the world competed in the international Martian robots competition, ERC.…
Speeded up 28 times, this time-lapse shows NASA's Mars 2020 rover on a spin table at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Aug. 29, 2019. Engineers were looking to establish the rover's center of gravity, or the point at which weight is evenly dispersed on all sides. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA’s Mars 2020 Comes Full Circle

September 13, 2019

Engineers took NASA’s Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was…
Image credit: ERC
On the mission to find the best Martian rover team in the world

September 5, 2019

Organizers reveal the presentation of ERC 2019 competition tasks. The grand final of the fifth edition of European…
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Attached to Mars 2020 Rover

August 29, 2019

Engineers attached NASA’s Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft to fly on another planet, to the…
Image credit: ERC
The international space sector is meeting up in Poland during ERC 2019 conference

August 29, 2019

Representatives of the European and global world of science and business interested in applying space and robotics technologies…
Robotic Toolkit Added to NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

August 16, 2019

The bit carousel — a mechanism that will play a key role in the acquisition, containment and eventual…
NASA ‘Optometrists’ Verify Mars 2020 Rover’s 20/20 Vision

August 6, 2019

Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars 2020 rover underwent an “eye” exam after several cameras were installed…
New Finds for Mars Rover, Seven Years After Landing

August 6, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has…
MEDLI2 Installation on Mars 2020 Aeroshell Begins

August 5, 2019

Hardware installed onto NASA’s Mars 2020 entry vehicle this week will help to increase the safety of future…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Does Biceps Curls

July 27, 2019

The robotic arm on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can…
Fueling of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Power System Begins

July 25, 2019

NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, has given the go-ahead to begin fueling the…
Mars 2020 Rover: T-Minus One Year and Counting

July 18, 2019

The launch period for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover opens exactly one year from today, July 17, 2020, and…
HiRISE Spots Curiosity Rover at Mars’ ‘Woodland Bay’

July 14, 2019

A dramatic Martian landscape can be seen in a new image taken from space, showing NASA’s Curiosity rover examining a…
RoboSimian can walk on four legs, crawl, move like an inchworm and slide on its belly. In this photo it stands on the Devil's Golf Course in Death Valley, California, for field testing with engineer Brendan Chamberlain-Simon.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
For Climbing Robots, the Sky’s the Limit

July 11, 2019

Robots can drive on the plains and craters of Mars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar…
Mars 2020 Rover Gets a Super Instrument

July 4, 2019

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have installed the SuperCam Mast Unit onto the Mars 2020 rover.…
NASA’s InSight Uncovers the ‘Mole’

July 2, 2019

Behold the “mole”: The heat-sensing spike that NASA’s InSight lander deployed on the Martian surface is now visible.…
This image was taken by the left Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on June 18, 2019, the 2,440th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. It shows part of "Teal Ridge," which the rover has been studying within a region called the "clay-bearing unit." Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Curiosity Detects Unusually High Methane Levels.

June 24, 2019

This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during…
Mars 2020 Rover Gets Its Wheels

June 21, 2019

In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install…
InSight’s Team Tries New Strategy to Help the ‘Mole’

June 6, 2019

Scientists and engineers have a new plan for getting NASA InSight’s heat probe, also known as the “mole,”…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Gets HD Eyes

June 1, 2019

One of the first operations the Mars 2020 rover will perform after touching down on the Red Planet’s…
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Clay Cache

May 30, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover has confirmed that the region on Mars it’s exploring, called the “clay-bearing unit,” is well…
Beresheet Impact Site Spotted

May 16, 2019

The photo below shows the landing site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon…
Video: Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars

May 16, 2019

Ever wanted to visit Mars? A new animated video shows what it would be like to soar over…
For InSight, Dust Cleanings Will Yield New Science

May 7, 2019

The same winds that blanket Mars with dust can also blow that dust away. Catastrophic dust storms have…
Curiosity Tastes First Sample in ‘Clay-Bearing Unit’

April 12, 2019

Scientists working with NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called “the clay-bearing unit”…
Curiosity Captured Two Solar Eclipses on Mars

April 5, 2019

When NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover landed in 2012, it brought along eclipse glasses. The solar filters on its…
This image is a cropped version of the last 360-degree panorama taken by the Opportunity rover's Panoramic Camera (Pancam) from May 13 through June 10, 2018. The view is presented in false color to make some differences between materials easier to see. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU
Opportunity’s Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama

March 13, 2019

Over 29 days last spring, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity documented this 360-degree panorama from multiple images taken…
European Rover Challenge 2019 begins

February 27, 2019

The next edition of the international Mars rover challenge – ERC – has been announced. This year it…
After a Reset, Curiosity Is Operating Normally

February 23, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars. The rover has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014 and…
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