Ground controllers on Wednesday celebrated placing a European-Russian robot explorer in Mars' orbit, but faced an anxious wait for news of the tiny lander it had despatched to the Red Planet's surface.
This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called "Murray Buttes" on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by ...
One of the ultimate goals of Mars exploration is to bring samples from the surface to Earth, especially those that could be examined for evidence of life on the Red Planet.
Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, has become a veritable graveyard for landers and rovers despatched to its surface from neighbouring Earth.
Europe and Russia celebrated placing a robot explorer into Mars orbit on Wednesday, but ground controllers faced an anxious night searching for the tiny lander it had despatched to the Red Planet's surface.
Europe will send a tiny lander on a scorching, supersonic tumble to Mars Wednesday as part of an ambitious quest with Russia to find evidence of life on the Red Planet, past or present.
We may be living in the golden age of Mars exploration. With multiple orbiters around Mars and two functioning rovers on the surface of the red planet, our knowledge of Mars is growing at an unprecedented rate. But it hasn't ...