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Functional testing of NASA's Mars Helicopter and its cruise stage occurred in the airlock inside Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility on March 10, 2020.

Sols 2696-2698: Made it!: Kudos to our rover drivers for making it up the steep, sandy slope below the "Greenheugh pediment" (visible in the left side of the above image) and delivering us to a stretch of geology we had our eyes on even before we landed in Gale crater!

NASA's next Mars rover has a new name -- Perseverance.

NASA's Curiosity rover has captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface.

A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers published today reveal a planet alive with quakes, dust devils and strange magnetic pulses.

New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA's InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars

The first reports of seismic activity and ground vibrations on Mars are in. The red planet has a moderate level of seismic activity, intermediate between Earth and the Moon.

Staring into a Pit On Mars

This observation was meant to examine a pit identified in a Context Camera image to see if HiRISE could resolve any details inside.

Journey To The Center Of Mars

While InSight's seismometer has been patiently waiting for the next big marsquake to illuminate its interior and define its crust-mantle-core structure, two scientists, Takashi Yoshizaki (Tohoku University) and Bill McDonough (Tohoku University and University of Maryland, College Park) have built a new compositional model for Mars.

The Topography of Nilosyrtis Mensae

This colour-coded topographic image shows a region of Mars' surface named Nilosyrtis Mensae, based on data gathered by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera on 29 September 2019 during orbit 19908.

The early solar system was a chaotic place, with evidence indicating that Mars was likely struck by planetesimals, small protoplanets up to 1,200 miles in diameter, early in its history.

North Polar Changes over 6 Mars Years

MRO has been observing Mars for 6 Mars Years (MY), each of which lasts for 687 Earth days.

Mars Curiosity Loses Its Orientation

Knowing where our bodies are helps us move through the world.

Stormy Activity At Mars' North Pole

This image shows part of the ice cap sitting at Mars' north pole, complete with bright swathes of ice, dark troughs and depressions, and signs of strong winds and stormy activity.

A type of Martian aurora first identified by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is actually the most common form of aurora occurring on the Red Planet, according to new results from the mission

Curiosity won't be NASA's only active Mars rover for much longer.

Dust storms are common on Mars. But every decade or so, something unpredictable happens: A series of runaway storms breaks out, covering the entire planet in a dusty haze

InSight's Arm Camera Stares Into the Pit

The shadow of NASA InSight's robotic arm moves over its heat probe, or "mole," on Nov. 3, 2019, the 333rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

Mars 2020 Heads Into the Test Chamber

In this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited engineers move the Mars 2020 rover from a high bay in the Spacecraft Simulator Building into the facility's large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.

After making progress over the past several weeks digging into the surface of Mars, InSight's mole has backed about halfway out of its hole this past weekend.

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