Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
Mars is the only planet we have sent rovers to. Two rovers, Curiosity and Perseverance, are currently exploring the planet’s surface. CURIOSITY
This rover’s mission is to determine if Mars ever had the right environmental conditions to support microbes.
Launched: Nov. 26, Raw images:
Landed: Aug. 5, 2012 Distance traveled:
This rover is the largest and most advanced rover NASA has sent to another planet. Its mission is to investigate questions about potential life on Mars.
Launched: July 30, Mission duration: at
2020 least one Mars year
Landed: Feb. 18, 2021