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Elon Musk’s Tesla, Starman fly past Mars 2 years after SpaceX launch

In February 2018, SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster owned by the company’s founder, Elon Musk, into deep space. The electric vehicle, which has a spacesuit-clad “Starman” dummy in the driver’s…

SpaceX Starman dummy finally makes it to Mars in Elon Musk’s red Tesla

Starman abides. SpaceX Starman has finally made it to the red planet — sort of.¬† It’s been over two and a half years since SpaceX successfully¬†demonstrated its Falcon Heavy launch…

Perseverance Rover will peer beneath Mars’ surface

Perseverance’s Radar Imager for Mars’ Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) uses radar waves to probe the ground, revealing the unexplored world that lies beneath the Martian surface. The first ground-penetrating radar set…

NASA Ingenuity: Meet the woman launching a helicopter on Mars

What does it take to build a helicopter to fly on Mars?¬† For starters, you can forget the remote control. Mars is more than 30 million miles away on a…

NASA Mars probes discover billion-year-old dune fields frozen in time

The HiRise camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped these dune fields in Valles Marineris. They’re estimated to be a billion years old NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Mars has a roughly…

Billion-year-old Mars sand dunes let scientists peek into planet’s windy past

The HiRise camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped these dune fields in Valles Marineris. They’re estimated to be a billion years old NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Mars has a roughly…

Mars set for close approach to Earth Tuesday, and you can see the show

Mars will bright and beautiful in the October 2020 night sky. NASA Forget Halloween. This October is all about the glory of Mars, as the glimmering red planet puts on…

Look up Tuesday night! Mars hasn’t been this bright in October in over 30 years

Look up Tuesday night! Mars hasn’t been this bright in October in over 30 years Mars has been growing brighter in the night sky throughout the year so far. On…

Mars set for close approach to Earth this week, and you can see the show

Mars will bright and beautiful in the October 2020 night sky. NASA Forget Halloween. This October is all about the glory of Mars, as the glimmering red planet puts on…

Watch Mars Make Its Closest Approach To Earth Until 2035

With its shrunken polar cap and its large apparent angular size, Mars is viewed here during Martian … [+] summer and while Earth nears opposition: where the Sun, Earth, and…