Mars Breakthrough Peers Under The Red Planet’s Surface in Scientific First

Peering deeper below the surface of Earth can tell us a lot about its history and geological make-up, and it’s the same for any other planet. Now the InSight lander on the surface of Mars has provided our first in-depth look at what lies just beneath the red planet’s surface. The seismometer on board InSight … Read more

NASA Announces a Dark, Eerie Moon Landing Site For Its Next Rover Mission

NASA is embarking on a new Moon shot, aiming to one day build a permanent crewed station on the lunar surface. Before it sends any people, though, the agency is launching a golf-cart-sized robot to the Moon’s freezing, shadowy south pole. The rover, called the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), will spend 100 days … Read more

Curiosity’s Wandered The Same Giant Crater For 9 Years. It May Not Be What We Thought

When exploring alien worlds, it’s important to know exactly what you’re looking at – and a fresh analysis of rock samples taken from the Gale crater on Mars suggests this ancient grit might not be the lake sediment we thought it was. According to a new study on the chemistry of the crater’s sediments, the … Read more