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Oppy

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Dead

Mission leads have not heard from Oppy since it was caught in a massive dust storm last June. On Wednesday, NASA announced that it had died.
Becky Ferreira
2.13.19
Mars

The Martian North Pole Is a 'Winter Wonderland' Right Now, New Photo Shows

Korolev crater contains a permanent ice field that stretches over a mile deep.
Becky Ferreira
12.20.18
Mars

NASA Successfully Landed Its Digging Robot on Mars

InSight is the first Mars mission to focus on the red planet’s interior, and will drill a hole five meters into its surface.
Becky Ferreira
11.26.18
Mars

Megafloods on Mars Carved Giant Canyons Into the Red Planet

Jezero Crater, site of a Martian paleolake, is on the shortlist of landing sites for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
Becky Ferreira
11.16.18
Mars

What's That Weird Cloud That's Been Looming Over Mars for Weeks?

A 930-mile-long cloud is suspended over one of Mars' volcanoes.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
Martian weather report

Watch the Clouds Roll by on Mars With the Curiosity Rover

Evaporating water ice crystals in the Martian atmosphere create cirrus-like formations above the red planet.
Becky Ferreira
8.10.17
Moon > Mars

The Moon Is Hot and Mars Is Not (At Least in Recent Sci-Fi)

Andy Weir’s new novel ‘Artemis’ is set on the lunar surface, but it’s hardly the only recent novel to focus on the moon over Mars.
Ben Sullivan
5.11.17
Mars

The ExoMars Lander May Have Crashed, but the Mission’s Orbiter Is Nailing It

“We are extremely happy and proud to see that all the instruments are working so well in the Mars environment.”
Becky Ferreira
11.29.16
Mars

The First Mars Homes Could Look Like Red Space Igloos

National Geographic's new docu-drama Mars, set in 2033, will follow the tales of the first crew to arrive on the red planet.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.28.16
Ρετρό

NASA's Retro Mars Recruitment Posters Make Us Nostalgic as Hell

NASA wants YOU to become an astronaut.
Sarah Emerson
6.18.16
News

This Is a Carbon Dioxide Avalanche as Seen From Mars's Orbit

You think water-ice avalanches are scary? Here’s a taste of Mars’s carbon dioxide avalanches.
Becky Ferreira
10.2.15
nasa

Martian Science Vs. 'The Martian'

Is Martian science fiction making us ignorant of Mars science?
Lisa Messeri
10.1.15