Daily web series featuring astrobiologists and the Perseverance rover.Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft.AbSciCon 2021 will be held May 9-14 in Atlanta, GA.Serpentinized komatiite rock (right) from the Mount Ada Basalt in Australia's Pilbara region (hammer shown for scale).
Countdown to Mars!Daily web series featuring astrobiologists and the Perseverance rover.01/04
Astrobiology Letter to the CommunityA message to the research community from the Astrobiology Program02/04
AbSciCon 2021 Save the DateAbSciCon 2021, 9-14 May in Atlanta, GA.03/04
Serpenitinzation and Astrobiological Potential of the Mars 2020 Landing SiteRemote sensing data used to analyze Olivine‐Carbonate mineralogy at Jezero crater04/04
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NASA MISSIONSExploring the Red Planet

The rovers and spacecraft we’ve sent to Mars have found evidence the planet was warmer in the past, with lakes and rivers. Was there life there? Future exploration may find evidence for that as well.

The facts and figures —37%

The gravity on Mars is only 37 percent of Earth’s gravity. Not only could you leap three times higher on Mars, but this lower gravity is one reason why Olympus Mons became the biggest volcano in the solar system.

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