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.

New Mars rover is GO for 2020 says NASA

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

The new rover will have a mast conducting three types of spectroscopy on rocks and soil from a distance, to help try and spot signs of life.

China plans to land rover on Mars by 2020

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Formally announced in January, China's Mars voyage will attempt to recreate the success of the U.S. Viking 1 mission that landed a rover on the planet four decades ago.

Mars 2020 rover may have a little flying helper drone

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designing a helicopter-like drone that could scope out the landscape ahead of the Mars 2020 rover.

NASA marks Curiosity's third anniversary with new interactive online tools

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

NASA has released two new tools designed to both educate the public and help scientists select future landing sites.