The generator will power the rover and help keep it warm while exploring the Martian surface
On which planet would I weigh the least?
Out of the eight planets, from Mercury to Neptune, on which of these would you weigh the least?
NASA’s Opportunity rover finally meets its end
After turning a 90 sol mission into a 15 years adventure, NASA have finally said goodbye to the rover they last contact with in June 2018
How did Mars get its polar ice caps?
It’s a fairly dry and dusty world, so how did Mars get its frosty poles?
Would astronauts need a lot of shielding to safely travel into deep space?
We have the answer to this intriguing question
Watch LIVE: NASA’s InSight lands on the surface of Mars
Don’t miss a moment of the action as the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander touches down on the Red Planet at approximately 8pm GMT/3pm ET
What would astronomy be like on Mars?
We find out what you’d be able to see if you were a Martian stargazer
Explosive Martian volcanoes likely spawned weird rock
The new finding could add to scientists’ understanding of Mars’ interior and its past potential for habitability
Why is Mars red?
How the Red Planet got its iconic colour.
It’s Christmas on Mars! But does it snow on the Red Planet?
Could the fourth rock from the Sun have a white Christmas?
NASA gets stuck into building its next Mars rover
In just a few years, one of the space agency’s next big missions will be flying to the Red Planet
New Mars 2020 rover will include twenty-three cameras
This will bring a new perspective to landing, navigating around and studying the surface of the Red Planet
Engineers work to get Curiosity rover’s drill back in action
The rover’s team is working to restore its sample-drilling capability using new techniques. The latest development is a preparatory test on Mars
Liquid water could have flowed on a cold and icy Mars
New research shows it was possible for liquid water to reshape the undeveloped and glacial Martian surface
Spacecraft discovers Mars offers clues to origin of Earth’s life
The discovery of evidence for ancient seafloor hydrothermal deposits on the Red Planet identifies an area that may offer clues on the beginning of life
Spacecraft sees Martian moon Phobos in a new light
NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has gained its first look at the moon, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it in infrared wavelengths
Solar storm floods the Martian surface in radiation
Intense solar activity has sparked the fiercest aurora and radiation reading ever recorded on Mars
NASA momentarily ceases communication with Mars orbiters and rovers
This month, movements of the planets will put Mars almost directly behind the Sun, from Earth’s perspective, causing curtailed communications between us and the Red Planet
New image reveals holes in Martian rover’s wheel treads
A routine check of the aluminium wheels on Curiosity has found two small breaks on the rover’s left middle wheel
Last volcanic eruption on Mars occurred at same time as dinosaur extinction
The giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, new research shows