Panoramic images from new Mars rover

Panoramic images from new Mars rover

ABOVE: Part of Perseverance’s new high-definition panoramic image of its landing site on Mars. NASA has released a new high-definition panoramic image from the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as the wheeled craft prepares to start exploring its new home. Perseverance...
Mars rock is going home

Mars rock is going home

Rohit Bhartia of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. One of two slices will be used for testing a laser instrument for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover while it’s still on Earth; the other slice will...
Mars rover looks closely at rocks

Mars rover looks closely at rocks

Star-shaped and swallowtail-shaped tiny, dark bumps in fine-layered bright bedrock of a Martian ridge are drawing close inspection by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. This set of shapes looks familiar to geologists who have studied gypsum crystals formed in drying lakes...