New Mars lander safely touches down. What happens now? loading...
New Mars lander safely touches down. What happens now?
NASA's InSight lander has reached the optimal spot for getting to the heart of the red planet.
Landing on Mars is harder than you think. Here’s how NASA prepares. loading...
Landing on Mars is harder than you think. Here’s how NASA prepares.
Practice makes perfect when sending a robot on the perilous journey to the red planet.
Top 5 Mars mysteries yet to be solved loading...
Top 5 Mars mysteries yet to be solved
We know a lot about the red planet after four decades of exploration. But some big questions remain unanswered.
Ron Howard on the importance of space travel loading...
Ron Howard on the importance of space travel
The executive producer of National Geographic's Mars series talks about the future beyond our planet.
Milky Way devoured a galactic challenger, astronomers reveal loading...
Milky Way devoured a galactic challenger, astronomers reveal
Our home galaxy snacked on a dwarf galaxy about 10 billion years ago—and it has its next victims in sight.
Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse loading...
Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse
For nearly 103 minutes on July 27 and 28, people around the world watched as Earth's shadow painted the moon red.
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts. loading...
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts.
The 12-mile-wide reservoir could solve a Martian mystery—and offer a new target in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet loading...
Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet
A huge dust cloud has swallowed up a quarter of the red planet's surface, threatening NASA's Opportunity rover.
Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars loading...
Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars
Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.
Meet the Crews Preparing for Human Life on Mars loading...
Meet the Crews Preparing for Human Life on Mars
A photographer shows us what it's like training to live on the red planet.
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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?

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