Mars Missions and Science

  • Released Thursday, June 28th, 2012
  • Updated Monday, December 18th, 2023 at 12:00AM


This multimedia gallery assembles and organizes Mars content on the Scientific Visualization Studio website. Highlights of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s animations, visualizations, videos, images and graphics relating to Mars science and missions can be found here.

Instrument: MOMA

The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) is the largest and most complex instrument on the European Space Agency's Rosalind Franklin rover. MOMA was built by NASA, and will search for evidence of past or present life on Mars.

Instrument: SAM

The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of instruments in the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) rover is designed to study the present and past habitability of Mars by exploring molecular and elemental chemistry relevant to life.

Mission: MAVEN

MAVEN is the first spacecraft devoted to understanding the upper atmosphere of Mars, and its role in the transformation of the Martian climate.

Mars Science

These pages contain animations, data visualizations, videos and graphics related to NASA's Mars Exploration Program.