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Thermal Blanket

NASA Perseverance Rover Spots Trash on Mars

NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover has spotted something unexpected: a piece of the thermal blanket that the rover's team believes may have come off its rocket-powered jet pack when it made its descent to the Red Planet last year.

A Closer Look at the Mars Perseverance Rover’s Incredible Cameras

The Mars Perseverance Rover, which already has sent back some incredible images from the Red Planet, is equipped with 23 cameras designed for a host of tasks. Its main camera array is particularly impressive, able to see details as small as a tip of a pencil close by, and the size of an almond from a football field away in 3D.

National Geographic Space Issue

National Geographic’s Space Issue Finds Humanity in the Vast Expanse

National Geographic's special Space issue is available now, full of amazing stories and images all about space. From articles about how the James Webb Space Telescope is rewriting astronomy and astrophysics to humankind's return to the Moon as part of the NASA Artemis mission, the NatGeo space issue has something for everyone with interest in the universe.

David Joseph Spiders

Photographer Searches for Spiders Nightly for Amazing Macro Photos

The last time PetaPixel spoke with talented macro photographer David Joseph, he was using his smartphone to incredible effect. Joseph has now upgraded to a dedicated camera system and pointed his new macro lens at spiders, an oft-misunderstood and rarely appreciated arthropod that plays a vital role in ecosystems across every continent, save for Antarctica.