China's rover will stay in the lander for a few days of diagnostic tests before rolling down a ramp to thr icy Utopia Planitia area on Mars.
Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out “Dare Mighty Things” in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot parachute.
The rover will examine an ancient river delta called Jezero Crater for signs of bygone microscopic life.
The most advanced robotic astrobiology lab ever flown to another world is nearing the end of its seven-month, 293-million-mile journey.
Perseverance, the biggest and most sophisticated Mars rover ever built, will bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth around 2031.
Surrounded by white men on a daily basis, Farah Alibay is committed to increasing diversity and the visibility of women in her field.
The Curiosity rover has given NASA plenty to celebrate.
It's located 140 million miles from New York City.
Curiosity has gotten smarter: the Mars rover now has the capability to select ChemCam laser targets autonomously, allowing the four year-old prospector to choose its own targets for remote evaluation.
On May 30, Mars and Earth will get close. Really close. With a distance between them of only 46.8 million miles, it's the nearest the two planets will be to each other in their respective orbits.
Imagine if 18 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps' mother never took him to swimming practice, or if three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was told not to audition for the school play.
What can we learn from The Martian, a best-selling novel and movie starring Matt Damon as an Astronaut in the not too distant future thought dead and left behind on Mars during a violent dust storm?
Flipora which offers a popular content discovery app for the iPhone & Android has launched a new version of its app and rebranded itself to Rover. The rebrand comes with new features and a complete visual redesign of the service that makes the app even more fun to use.
"We see that Mars at some point in its past was much more Earth-like."
The intrepid robot took time from drilling to capture this unforgettable image.
H/T Pixable Opportunity set a record last July for the longest distance traveled off Earth. The previous record was set in
Bell, who termed the photo "fun to look at...but not particularly Earth-shattering," seems to have been trying hard not to