Mars

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Spacewatch: UAE’s Hope Mars mission hits first anniversary
Hope’s scientific mission is to study atmosphere and climate of Mars and is remarkable success

Stuart Clark

23, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The space race is back on – but who will win?
Alliances are shifting as states led by China and Russia compete with the US and tech entrepreneurs

Luke Harding

16, Jul, 2021 @9:39 AM

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ESA rover replica goes for test drive at Mars simulator in Italy
Operators of Rosalind Franklin rover practise controlling it in preparation for Martian landing in June 2023

Stuart Clark

11, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Europe and Russia plan to put spacecraft on surface of Mars
Joint mission next year will try to replicate China’s recent success of landing robotic craft on planet

Stuart Clark

20, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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China lands unmanned spacecraft on Mars for first time
State-run media says landing ‘spectacularly conquered’ a new milestone; it joins US Perseverance rover which landed in February

Guardian staff and agencies

15, May, 2021 @1:10 AM

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Stephen Collins on Nasa’s Mars landing – cartoon
Ground control...

Stephen Collins

08, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Selfie-takers are on another planet | Brief letters
Brief letters: Garry Trudeau | Meeting the PM | Nasa photographs | Arlene Foster | Blackbird song

Letters

29, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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In space, no one will hear Bezos and Musk’s workers call for basic rights | Robert Reich
The bosses of Tesla and Amazon want to take humans to Mars and beyond – but won’t show basic humanity on Earth

Robert Reich

25, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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A Sir George Cayley moment on Mars | Brief letters
Brief letters: Shell sponsorship | Sir George Cayley | Old friends reunited | Retrieving the Guardian | Obtaining the Guardian

Letters

23, Apr, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Marswatch: high hopes for first powered controlled flight on another planet
Mars mission’s next major milestone will be deployment of Ingenuity, a small helicopter

Stuart Clark

25, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Starwatch: Mars closes in on Pleiades star cluster
Sky-watchers will be rewarded with contrasting celestial colours as red planet approaches blue-white stars

Stuart Clark

01, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Dare mighty things': hidden message found on Nasa Mars rover parachute
Social media users say message is encoded in red-and-white pattern on parachute

Martin Belam

23, Feb, 2021 @11:45 AM

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