Mars 2020 landing site could be a fossil hotspot

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We know from Earth that this mineral phase is exceptional at preserving microfossils and other biosignatures, so that makes these outcrops exciting targets for the rover to explore.”

NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets robotic arm to search for life on the Red Planet

Posted in Hardware, Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Mars 2020 mission is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July 2020 and land on Mars on February 18, 2021.

Will Mars Opportunity Rover reawaken as Martian dust storm abates?

Posted in Hardware on 20th Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

The solar-powered robotic explorer has been silent since June 10 when dust made the air made so opaque that it blotted out the Sun.

Mars 2020 Rover will carry a record number of eyes

Posted in Hardware on 6th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

The nuclear-powered rover will carry 23 cameras that will have higher resolution, more 3D capability, and larger bandwidth than any previous Mars explorer.

NASA's Next Mars Rover Intensifies Hunt for Extinct Martian Microbes

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

The 2020 Mars Rover already deep into development. It'll be targeting rocks with the best chance of revealing ancient Martian life.