Mars: Vast amount of water may be locked up on planet

Experts suggest much of the water Mars once had is now locked up in minerals.

March 16, 2021 ~2 min

Euro-Russian Mars rover mission takes shape

Another key milestone is reached in the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover mission to the Red Planet.

Dec. 8, 2020 ~3 min

How many Mars missions have been successful?

Getting to the Red Planet is challenging, and so it working out how many have failed.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Europe pushes ahead with 'dune buggy' Mars rover

Airbus-UK wins a contract to advance the design of a robot for the Red Planet with four big wheels.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 16, 2020 ~6 min

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover mission set for yet another delay

Europe and Russia look set to postpone the launch of their Mars surface mission to 2022.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 12, 2020 ~4 min

Mars mission readies tiny chopper for Red Planet flight

The next US space agency robot to explore the Red Planet will carry a small helicopter with it.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Aug. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover control centre opens

Day-to-day operation of the Rosalind Franklin Mars rover will be run out of a facility in Turin.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 30, 2019 ~4 min

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 17, 2019 ~5 min

How do you learn to drive on Mars?

Engineers are making sure their joint European-Russian rover will perform as expected on the Red Planet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 10, 2019 ~4 min

So where did the Mars methane go?

The most sensitive search to date for the gas that might signal life on the Red Planet draws a blank.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 10, 2019 ~5 min