Skip to Main Content

Solar System - Mars Topics

  • Harvesting Mars

    2003April 6, 2011

    A NASA-supported scientist is learning how to use carbon dioxide--the main gas in Mars' atmosphere--to harvest rocket fuel and water from the red planet.

  • Christmas Day Mars Landing

    2003April 6, 2011

    In search of alien life, the European Space Agency's Beagle 2 probe will parachute to the surface of Mars on Dec. 25th.

  • Interplanetary Hole in One

    2004April 6, 2011

    After traveling 300 million miles, Spirit's twin rover Opportunity landed on Mars in a small shallow crater--the perfect place to look for signs of ancient martian water.

  • Meridiani Planum: "Drenched"

    2004April 6, 2011

    Long ago, parts of Mars were soaked in liquid water, say scientists analyzing data from NASA's Mars rover Opportunity.

  • Destination: Meridiani Planum

    2004April 6, 2011

    On January 24, 2004, NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is scheduled to land on a Martian plain in search of evidence for water.

  • Mars Mice

    2004April 6, 2011

    In 2006 a group of mice-Astronautswill orbit Earth inside a spinning spacecraft. Their mission: to learn what its like to live on Mars.

  • Spirit Hits the Sweet Spot

    2004April 6, 2011

    NASA's Mars rover Spirit has landed just where scientists hoped it would go: inside Gusev Crater, in a vast flatland perfect for roving.

  • Spirit Rolls

    2004April 6, 2011

    NASA's Mars ExplorationRover Spirit successfully drove off its lander platform and onto the soil of Mars early today.