NASA goes back to the middle ages for its rover tire design
"Superelastic" tires can deform down to the axle and retain their shape.
Mars 2020 rover will observe the red planet with 23 eyes
Its navigation cameras will take high-res colored photos for the first time.
NASA goes Steampunk for its future Venus probes
The rover uses wind and a mechanical computer to thrive in extreme conditions.
Mars Rover’s AI is really good at selecting rocks to analyze
The software performs at a high rate of accuracy when choosing targets to vaporize with lasers.
NASA's Mars 2020 concept is perfect for Space Batman
We swear that's not a six-wheeler Batmobile.
Mars rover's home crater was a potential hotbed for life
Curiosity's landing site was a warm lake for 700 million years.
How NASA's future robots will explore frozen worlds
Yes, there will be harpoons.
NASA's origami robots can squeeze into places rovers can't
They could be used to explore the parts of Mars a full-sized rover can't reach.
NASA tests life-detecting tools for Mars in the Atacama Desert
As one of the driest regions on Earth, it's the best place to test Martian rover instruments.