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NASA's Perseverance rover recently began exploring an area on Mars with the potential of finding organics and biosignatures. The rover is currently in Yori Pass, an area said to be rich in sandstone. There has been no shortage of exciting events this year in terms of exploring all that lies beyond our home planet... Read more...
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover has been busy collecting rock-core samples in an area thought by scientists to be ideal for finding ancient signs of microbial life on Mars. The rover has also been taking some extraordinary pictures along the way. Perseverance is in its second science campaign, following a... Read more...
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is preparing to make its way to a site that "enchanted" the space agency's science team when the rover first visited the site back in April of this year. But first, the team will be trying to figure out what two pieces of foreign object debris (FOD) found on one of the rover's coring... Read more...
An image resembling a bit of leftover space spaghetti won the people's vote for Perseverance's "Image of the Week". The photo raises questions about how missions to the Red Planet could present issues in the future. NASA's Perseverance rover has captured quite a few interesting images during its mission on the Red... Read more...
NASA has plans to retrieve samples the Perseverance rover has collected from the surface of Mars and bring them back to Earth to be studied. These unsterilized samples have some pandemic weary people worried, however, about exactly what might be brought back. The Perseverance rover has been busy since landing on... Read more...
The Mars Perseverance rover team at NASA found an unexpected piece of extraterrestrial trash as it roamed the Red Planet recently. But the litter is not as "alien" as one might think. When something is found on Mars that is not part of its natural environment, the first inclination is to be very excited. But as the... Read more...
Researchers have determined that a type of rock on Mars may be the result of cataclysmic eruptions from colossal volcanic calderas. The team from Arizona State University have been scouring data collected over decades, covering several Mars missions. A team of researchers led by Steve Ruff of Arizona State... Read more...
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover seems to have picked up a traveling companion. Late last month, an image was captured by the Front Left Hazard Avoidance Camera A of a stone wedged in one of the rover's six aluminum wheels. Back on February 25th, 2022, an image from Perseverance captured a stowaway stone lodged into... Read more...
Do aliens, specifically humanoid beings, live on Mars? While many people would answer this question with a definitive no, others are hopeful that life forms will be found on the Red Planet. Some claim that an image of the Martian surface clearly depicts a humanoid life form. The rumors of alien life appear to have... Read more...
The Mars Perseverance rover has been busy collecting samples of Mars rock and other minerals since its arrival on the red planet. Now NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are working together to develop a way to bring those samples back to Earth. Teams at NASA have been scouring the data provided by the... Read more...
Perseverance Rover concept art They shoot, they score! NASA successfully landed the Perseverance rover in the Jezero crater on Mars at 3:56 pm EST. The rover has made it in one piece and can now begin its mission. The Perseverance rover was initially launched on July 30th, 2020, at 7:50 a.m. from Launch Complex... Read more...
Today is a historic day for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Their current mission to Mars is underway. The spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter was successfully launched this morning at 7:50am EDT. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched from... Read more...