Mars

Curiosity Captures Spectacular Views of the Changing Landscape of Mars

Curiosity Captures Spectacular Views of the Changing Landscape of Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured this view of layered and crusty rocks that are believed to have formed in an ancient stream or small pond. The six images that make up this mosaic were taken using Curiosity’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on June 2, 2022, on Sol 3,492, or Sol. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS For the past …

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Mars Express Orbital Blade Update After 19 Years

Mars Express Orbital Blade Update After 19 Years

The software on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft will be upgraded after nearly two decades, giving the orbiter’s capabilities to search for water under the planet and study its largest moon, Phobos. Launched on June 2, 2003, the Mars Express initially consisted of two components: the Mars Express Orbiter and the Beagle 2 Lander. Unfortunately, the …

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