Mars Landing: News

27 Jan 2024


NASA's Perseverance rover confirms ancient lake's presence on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover has discovered ancient lake sediments in the Jezero Crater on Mars, raising hopes of getting signs of life in samples it collected.

29 Jun 2022


NASA's Curiosity measures organic carbon in Martian rocks

For the first time, scientists have used data from NASA's Curiosity rover to measure organic carbon in Martian rocks.

17 Jun 2022


NASA's Perseverance rover captures "something unexpected" and it's not Martian

NASA's Perseverance rover is yet to find proof of life on Mars, but it has captured "something unexpected" on the red planet.

26 Apr 2021


NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes third long-distance flight, with fastest-yet airspeed

NASA's Perseverance rover Mars mission has been a resounding success so far, with both its technology demonstrations showing promise.

22 Apr 2021

Perseverance Rover

NASA's MOXIE proof-of-concept successfully converts Martian carbon dioxide to oxygen

Besides the Ingenuity helicopter that took flight on Mars earlier this week, NASA had sent another proof of concept to the red planet. The device is called Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE).

19 Apr 2021


NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aces first test flight in Martian environment

Ever since NASA successfully unsheathed the Ingenuity helicopter that accompanied its Perseverance rover to Mars, anticipation had been building for the helicopter's first flight.

23 Mar 2021


NASA's Ingenuity helicopter now one step closer to first flight

Over the weekend, NASA's Perseverance rover dropped the debris shield that protected the Ingenuity helicopter during the rover's historic landing on the red planet.

07 Mar 2021


NASA's Perseverance rover completes first test drive on Martian soil

NASA has recently announced that its Perseverance rover successfully completed its first test drive on Mars.

06 Mar 2021


NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive. It ventured from its landing position, on Thursday, two weeks after landing, to seek signs of past life.

03 Mar 2021


NASA's Perseverance rover powered by processors used in 90s' iMacs

NASA's Perseverance rover, which is presently on Mars, is powered by the same IBM PowerPC processor found in the Apple iMacs from 1998. The processor is about 23 years old, and is painfully slow by modern standards.

20 Feb 2021


This photo of Mars rover's descent has NASA awestruck

The world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday, as NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface.