At just before 9pm Central European Time on 26 November, Mars will receive a new visitor: NASA's InSight lander.
Ground-penetrating radar has already helped scientists discover liquid water under Mars' surface. It might also be the key to discovering if life exists on our cosmic neighbour.
A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains.
In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight.
Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors.
ESA's Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet's surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere.
A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA's InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet.
NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on Nov. 26, the Monday after Thanksgiving. But ...
When NASA's new InSight lander touches down on Mars on Nov. 26 to begin new explorations of the Red Planet's interior structure, Virginia Tech's Scott King will be anxiously awaiting the first feedback of data.
Mars and Earth are like two siblings who have grown apart.