Mars Curiosity rover has been on a drilling hiatus since late 2016 after its drill broke down but a new drilling method overcame the mechanical problem. How does feed extended drilling work?
Space May 24, 2018
New research claims that Garnet, not magnetite, is stealing iron from the Earth’s crust. The researchers think that’s why Earth isn’t as red as Mars.
Earth/Environment May 21, 2018
The MarCO CubeSats accompanying the InSight lander headed to Mars wanted to check if the journey is going well, so it snapped a photo of its antenna. But there were a couple of photobombers.
Space May 16, 2018
Scientists have just discovered a new archaeal lineage at Yellowstone National Park. The discovery could help explain how early life began on Earth and possibly on Mars as well.
Earth/Environment May 15, 2018
Scientists believe that there is a connection between the acidic streams on Earth and potential life on Mars. They studied acidic streams in Dorset, an area in the United Kingdom.
Space May 15, 2018
NASA announced that an autonomous helicopter will join a rover for the Mars 2020 mission. The helicopter will fly around Mars and take bird's-eye view photos of the planet.
Space May 11, 2018
NASA just received two radio signals from the MarCO satellites. The two small satellites will accompany the InSight lander on its journey to study Mars’ structure and its interior.
Space May 7, 2018
NASA resumed its mission to probe Mars as it launched a new spacecraft that is expected to study the red planet from California. The InSight lander is expected to arrive on the planet sometime in November.
Space May 5, 2018
Certain planets and stars will become more visible to the eye during the spring and summer evening hours. Planets such as Venus, Saturn, and Mars will be seen during the late evening hours.
Space May 4, 2018
Trace Gas Orbiter, a space orbiter by the European Space Agency and RosCosmos, released the first color image of the Martian surface. In the photo, Mars' atmosphere can be seen.
Space May 3, 2018
After a two-year delay, NASA will finally launch the InSight Mars mission to space. The spacecraft, which will be equipped with various tools, will study not the Red Planet's surface, but rather what lies underneath.
Space May 1, 2018
A new rock formation on Mars is being hailed as proof that an ancient civilization once existed on the planet. Don’t believe it — it’s your mind playing tricks on you.
Space April 30, 2018
NASA announced in a statement that the heat shield for its Mars 2020 mission has a crack. This could be a major setback for the mission and could affect its schedule.
Space April 27, 2018
Two space organizations have outlined a very important mission to Mars. Through three missions and one attempted rocket launch from the Red Planet, they hope to bring some of the Red Planet to Earth.
Space April 26, 2018
Scientists confirmed that the mudcracks present in Mars’s surface could prove the existence of lakes that likely have dried up approximately 3.5 billion years ago. Images of the mudcracks were sent by the Curiosity rover in 2017.
Space April 23, 2018
Seismic activity has never been detected on Mars but NASA hopes to change that with its new probe. NASA's InSight is set to study the interior of Mars once it lands on the planet in late November.
Space April 20, 2018
Phobos and Deimos may have formed following a collision between Mars and an object the size of asteroid Ceres. A new model suggests ejecta from the event lead to the creation of the two moons.
Space April 20, 2018
SpaceX received approval from Mayor Eric Garcetti to build the BFR, the spacecraft to send humans to Mars, in Los Angeles. Where in the crowded city will SpaceX build a rocket that will be taller than the Statue of Liberty?
Space April 17, 2018
New images of the geological feature on Mars called Ismenia Patera have been released, which added mystery to the origin of the feature. Scientists are trying to figure out how it came to be.
Space April 13, 2018
The CEO of Boeing hopes to get to Mars first before SpaceX does, and claims that will be achieved within a decade. The space race for the new era is on.
Space April 13, 2018
The HiRISE instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured image of gullies that formed on the sand dunes of Matara Crater on the Red Planet. How did these gullies form?
Space April 8, 2018
A team of researchers is proposing an alternative to the expensive rovers that NASA keeps sending to Mars. This new plan involves sending robot bees to the red planet.
Space April 4, 2018
In one of those too good to be true situations, an in-depth report reveals that the Mars One company who planned to send people to Mars is a scam. It paints a picture of a dysfunctional project that isn't ready to fulfill any of its promises.
Space March 29, 2018
Landing on Mars is not easy, which is why there is a need for advanced parachutes that can be deployed at supersonic speed. On Thursday, March 29, NASA put its ASPIRE to the test in Wallops Island, Virginia.
Space March 27, 2018
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has set his sights on colonizing Mars. A presentation by Musk on Mars colonization has now been published, allowing everyone to see the visionary CEO's plans of sending humans to the Red Planet.
Space March 27, 2018
A photo that was taken of a crater by NASA in 2005 is starting to make rounds due to the name that was given to it by the agency. NASA named the image 'Chryse Alien Head.'
Space March 26, 2018
The Curiosity Rover registered a new milestone of reaching 2,000 sols or days on Mars. Data and samples observed by the rover showed the previous presence of lakes and freshwater that are essential in the survival of microbial life.
Space March 23, 2018
People still aren't sure who discovered the planet Mars, but it is now known that it wasn't this professor. An account of his discovery of the planet Mars was published in an astronomy news service.
Space March 22, 2018
Scientists discovered that the oceans on Mars may be significantly older than previously thought. New estimates indicate that oceans on Mars formed 4 billion years ago.
Space March 19, 2018
The Mars 2020 rover mission could be a trip for two. NASA is reportedly testing a drone that will fly and examine Mars from above.
Space March 19, 2018
Vladimir Putin wants Russia to land on Mars before the United States does. So, it’s launching a Mars mission in 2019, earlier than NASA’s own Mars exploration program.
Space March 16, 2018
The million-dollar question "Is there extraterrestrial life on Mars?" is being asked again. NASA insists that the crystal features spotted by Curiosity Rover on Martian surface are not traces of alien life -- just rock crystals formed by water.
Space March 7, 2018
A rare astronomical event is happening this week. Bright planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will align before sunrise, while the moon will pass by them.
Space March 6, 2018
An astrobiologist who has published studies and books on Mars thinks he found fossilized alien footprints after studying images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. He plans to present his hypothesis about trace fossils on Mars in a June conference.
Space March 5, 2018
Since the Mars Curiosity Rover hit a snag in 2016 that broke its ability to drill the Red Planet’s surface, NASA has been hard at work trying to fix it. Now, the space agency may finally be on to something.
Space March 2, 2018
A new study suggests that the Moon was formed from a rapidly spinning vaporizing rock from early Earth and not from a collision of cosmic rocks. This new theory on the Moon's formation is unlike anything we've known before.
Space March 1, 2018
Scientists at Purdue University think that Elon's Musk's Tesla car currently in orbit around the sun was not sterilized before it was launched into space. What could happen if it contaminated Mars?
Space February 28, 2018
David Bowie onced asked if there’s life on Mars. Well, according to a new study published in PNAS, it’s possible Mars harbors life despite its conditions.
Earth/Environment February 27, 2018
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting Mars for 12 years, was placed on a 'precautionary standby mode.' What does this status mean, and is the spacecraft in danger of being lost in space forever?
Space February 20, 2018
NASA's Opportunity Rover was only set for a 90-day Martian exploration. Days turned into months and years and now, Opportunity has set another milestone for reaching 5,000 sols on the Red Planet.
Space February 19, 2018
Six Israeli scientists lived in confined quarters in the Negev desert, conducted experiments, and ate food from capsules for four days. What are the objectives of this D-Mars experiment?
Space February 18, 2018
NASA and JPL are going to return the SaU008 Martian meteorite back to its home planet via a rover that’ll fly to Mars in 2020. It’s also being used to calibrate a highly sophisticated tool called SHERLOC.
Space February 16, 2018
The Curiosity Rover just snapped a selfie on Mars, giving off some serious ‘Wall-E’ vibes. It also shared a stunning new panorama of the Red planet.
Space February 3, 2018
A new study suggested that Martian dust storms play an important role in helping gas escape from the planet's atmosphere. A research team conducted the study based on observations made by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Space January 28, 2018
Kilopower is on its way to changing the future of exploration missions in space. The nuclear power source can provide 10 kilowatts of continuous energy for 10 years or more.
Space January 19, 2018