Download coloring pages from the NASA Astrobiology Program featuring the Perseverance rover on Mars.

Astrobiology Coloring and Drawing Pages

Download free coloring and activity pages from the NASA Astrobiology Program! Show us your skills by posting your work on social media and tagging @NASAAstrobio



Draw Your Version of Extreme Life


Go on a journey to understand Earth’s extremophiles. Scientists examine harsh environments on Earth in order to identify the mechanisms that life uses to survive at the limits of habitability. This information could provide clues as to whether or not life as we know it might live on other worlds in the Universe.

In the late 1960’s, Thomas Brock and his colleagues identified bacteria living in outflow waters from the boiling hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. The finding opened a new area of astrobiology research on extremophiles.
In the late 1960’s, Thomas Brock and his colleagues identified bacteria living in outflow waters from the boiling hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. The microbe, known as Thermus aquaticus, is what is now known as a thermophile (heat loving) organism. The finding opened a new area of astrobiology research on extremophiles.

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Life can thrive in terrestrial hot springs on Earth. Use the magnifying glasses in this picture to draw your version of the extreme life – called thermophiles – that live in these environments.
Life can thrive in terrestrial hot springs on Earth. These environments are considered 'extreme' for most life because they are very hot. The springs can also challenge life with other extreme conditions, such as acidity, alkalinity, and salinity. But in order to survive in terrestrial hot springs, most organisms need to be thermophiles, a term that means 'heat loving.'

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Color Me Mars!


Download free coloring pages from the NASA Astrobiology Program featuring the Perseverance rover. The artwork has been adapted from the Astrobiology Graphic Histories, and features moments in Perseverance’s mission to gather samples from the Martian surface at Jezero crater. Files are available as pdf files or png images. Dig out your markers, paints, and crayons and add some color to Perseverance’s journey!

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission will perform some spectacular ‘firsts’ on Mars. This image shows the Perseverance rover’s companion, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
NASA’s Mars 2020 mission will perform some spectacular ‘firsts’ on Mars. This image shows the Perseverance rover’s companion, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Ingenuity will make the first powered flight on another planet. Perseverance itself will store samples of Mars in tubes (seen in the foreground). A future Mars Sample Return mission will collect these samples and return them to Earth, giving astrobiologists their first chance to examine pieces of modern-day Mars up close.

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Scientists install science instruments into the body of the Perseverance Mars rover.
Scientists install science instruments into the body of the Perseverance Mars rover.

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This image shows the Perseverance Mars rover being tested in a ‘clean room’ on Earth.
This image shows the Perseverance Mars rover being tested in a ‘clean room’ on Earth.

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NASA’s Perseverance rover is lowered to the surface of Mars using a ‘sky crane.’ This flying platform can gently place a rover down in a specific spot and then fly away.
NASA’s Perseverance rover is lowered to the surface of Mars using a ‘sky crane.’ This flying platform can gently place a rover down in a specific spot and then fly away.

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The Perseverance rover will collect samples of Mars from Jezero crater that will be returned to Earth by a future Mars Sample Return mission so that astrobiologists can study them in detail.
The Perseverance rover will collect samples of Mars from Jezero crater that will be returned to Earth by a future Mars Sample Return mission so that astrobiologists can study them in detail.

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Show us your coloring and drawing skills by posting your work on social media and tagging @NASAAstrobio

For NASA coloring pages directed at younger audiences, check out the NASA Science Space Place. Here you will find coloring pages featuring Perseverance, Mars, and other locations in the Solar System:
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/coloring-pages/en/.

Even more coloring resources available from NASA Science: Share the Science, at:
https://science.nasa.gov/toolkits/coloring-books
Exoplanet Travel Bureau Coloring Book (NASA Exoplanets)