The US space agency confirmed that its Perseverance rover has safely touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, where it is supposed to probe the soil for traces of past life over a full Martian year.
Researchers using the joint Russian-European ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter have detected water vapor ascending to the upper atmosphere of Mars, adding further to the body of evidence that the Red Planet was once partially blue.
Chinese space probe Tianwen-1 has successfully reached Mars and entered a stable orbit around the Red Planet. The spacecraft is expected to deploy a rover to study the planet’s surface in around three months.
China's 70-meter-wide steerable reflector antenna has completed its operational checks and is ready to receive signals from the country's Tianwen-1 mission, which is expected to enter the orbit of Mars next week.