Photo Essays

NASA's New Mars Rover 'Curiosity'

Photos from inside the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where technicians and engineers tested the vehicle at the center of NASA's next mission to Mars.

What the Mars Phoenix Lander Saw

After a safe landing in the Red Planet's northern polar region, NASA's probe searched for signs of water — and the possibility of life

Patterns of Mars

A high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the abstract beauty of the Martian landscape

Russia's Fake Mission to Mars

For more than a year and a half, six volunteers seal themselves off from the world in an effort simulate what a journey to the Red Planet might feel like