NASA's newest Mars rover, Perseverance, will gather valuable data and deploy a drone helicopter called Ingenuity on the red planet.
Tianwen-1, a spacecraft carrying an orbiter, lander, and rover, will reach Mars in February 2021 alongside Mars missions from NASA and the United Arab Emirates.
The new discovery adds to a growing pile of evidence that Mars may have been more hospitable to life in the distant past.
The space agencies of the US, Europe, Russia, and China are all launching rovers to Mars next year.
If humans want to not die on Mars, they’ll need a reliable source of water. NASA scientists think they’ve found it in a place where ice is so close to the surface that astronauts could get to it with a shovel.
The only working rover on Mars continues its journey through a crater that once held water.
The 'ghost dune' was created by a volcanic eruption on Mars.
Korolev crater contains a permanent ice field that stretches over a mile deep.
InSight is the first Mars mission to focus on the red planet’s interior, and will drill a hole five meters into its surface.
Jezero Crater, site of a Martian paleolake, is on the shortlist of landing sites for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.