A Mars rover is a motor vehicle that travels across the surface of the planet Mars upon arrival. The rovers are searching for evidence of ancient life and ancient water to show that Mars may have been habitable. NASA scientists guide the rovers across the surface of the planet in search of fossils, soils, and other evidence that can provide information on possible previous life forms on Mars. NASA has studied Mars since the 1970s and there have been four successful journeys to the planet via rovers.
Using supplies you have at home, make your own rover to see what you can discover about Earth by exploring your backyard! Bonus points if you can make it move on its own.