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A robotic aircraft explores a martian canyon; unmanned aerial vehicle; UAV; terrestrial planet; telluric planet; rocky planet; iron (III) oxide; hematite; regolith - Space Art Illustration
 

A stranger in the sky

A robotic airplane explores a canyon on Mars. NASA has been investigating an ambitious project to fly an aircraft in the Martian atmosphere. The aircraft would conduct aerial reconnaissance for a future sample return site or explore geologically interesting areas such as Valles Marineris.

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