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A Martian rover may be in its final days after becoming bogged in Martian sands, unable to move into position to recharge its solar batteries. Can NASA’s engineers free it before time runs out?

Supermoon Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in December loading...
Supermoon Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in December
Get ready to see lunar pairings, two meteor showers, and more celestial wonders this month.
Why NASA's First Good Look at Mars Almost Ended Its Exploration loading...
Why NASA's First Good Look at Mars Almost Ended Its Exploration
This Red Planet Day, find out why images from the Mariner 4 spacecraft, which launched 52 years ago, were surprising for all the wrong reasons.
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Nice Shot! A Martian Selfie
The Curiosity rover keeps taking self-portraits on the Red Planet.
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Mars Is Still a Priority Under Trump. Earth, Not So Much.
The president-elect seems to favor a strong human spaceflight program—but monitoring our own planet from space is likely not on his agenda.
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Mars Quest Reminds Us What Can Happen When We Work Together
Spaceflight is a powerful signifier that achieving ambitious goals requires diverse contributions. In short, “it takes all of us.”
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Virtual Trip to Mars Offers Ultimate Preview to Crewed Mission
The technology that simulates an expedition to the red planet may one day allow us to see other worlds through the eyes of astronauts.
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Nice Shot! Simulating Mars on Earth
How an editor and photographer worked together to create an out-of-this world photograph
What Mars Maps Got Right (and Wrong) Through Time loading...
What Mars Maps Got Right (and Wrong) Through Time
From the first map of Mars in 1831 to a new gravity map released in March, cartography has shaped how we understand the red planet.
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WATCH LIVE As ExoMars Lander Makes History on The Red Planet
If it survives a harrowing plunge to the surface, the ExoMars lander will become the first European mission to touch down on Martian soil.
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NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars
A rover headed for the red planet will perform an unprecedented search for rocky remnants of dead Martians—so where should we send it?

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