Tag: Martian surface

Mars Rivers That Once Covered The Red Planet Flowed Longer Than Previously Thought

Mars is dry and arid now, but it didn't used to be so. For billions of years, much longer than scientists realized, the surface of Mars used to feature raging rivers much bigger than Earth's.

Space March 28, 2019

Scientists Identify Source Of Mysterious Mars Rock Formation

A recent study had pinpointed what could have spawned the formation of the mysterious Medusae Fossae Formation. The insights from the new study could contribute answers to questions on whether life is possible in Mars.

Space June 19, 2018

Visual Artist Creates Video Simulating A Flyby On Mars Using Real Data

A visual artist used data captured with a camera on Mars then turned it into a video. The video shows what it would be like to fly over the Martian surface.

Space June 18, 2018

Mudcracks In Mars Confirm Existence Of Lakes That Likely Dried Up Billions Of Years Ago

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

No-Bake Bricks For Future Mars Colony: Will They Actually Work On The Red Planet?

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created bricks using Mars-like soil. But will these be strong enough for human habitats on the red planet?

Space May 1, 2017

The Good, The Bad And The Mysterious: Boiling Water May Have Formed Streaks On Martian Surface

Scientists have found that boiling water on Mars may have caused the formation of Martian streaks called recurring slope lineae (RSL). The process is unlike anything seen on Earth.

Space May 3, 2016

Martian Cauliflower Structures Discovered By NASA's Spirit Rover Could Be Proof Of Alien Life On Mars

Two astronomers from Arizona believe that our best bet to finding life on Mars is by investigating a mineral detected on the red planet eight years ago. NASA's Spirit rover found the mineral among cauliflower-like structures on Mars.

Space February 4, 2016

Bigger Problem Than #ThatDress: Curiosity Rover Finds Out Mars Is Not Red But Blue

The Curiosity rover sends images of the latest drill site on Mars. The image reveals that even though the surface of Mars is red in color, underneath is blue or gray-colored soil.

Space February 28, 2015

Curiosity Rover Beams Back Latest Selfie From Mars

Curiosity rover takes another selfie and beams it back to Earth. The rover landed on Mars in August 2012 and has been examining the Martian surface since then.

Space February 26, 2015

Opportunity Rover Suffering from Memory Loss: Here's How NASA will Help Cure It

The Opportunity rover that is examining the surface of Mars since 2004 suffers from memory loss. NASA scientists are hoping to fix the issue in the next few weeks.

Space December 31, 2014

Mars 2020 rover by NASA will carry better laser, have x-ray vision and make oxygen

NASA announced the instruments to be carried aboard the Mars 2020 rover, designed to search for life on the Red Planet.

Space August 2, 2014

Mars was cold and wet? Curiosity sees evidence of glaciers at Mount Sharp

Evidence of ancient glaciers at Mount Sharp on Mars may reveal the red planet was once cold and wet, but what does that mean for the search for alien life?

Space June 29, 2014

Martian atmosphere on Earth? MARTE makes it possible

Researchers in Spain have developed a martian simulator that even reproduces sand storms on the Red Planet.

Space March 27, 2014

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