Researchers just discovered a large reservoir of water ice underneath the surface of Mars. They believe that the slabs of ice sandwiched between alternating sand layers are remnants of ancient polar ice caps.
Space May 25, 2019
Researchers from Hungary recently studied the Martian meteorite that fell on Antarctica. What they discovered is intriguing and suggesting that life on other planets can be possible.
Space April 10, 2019
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
The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a blue dune on Mars' Lyot Crater region. The image was enhanced to provide a better look at the surface features of the Red Planet.
Space June 23, 2018
A species of low-light adapted cyanobacteria can be sent to Mars to produce oxygen for colonists. These organisms can thrive in harsh environments and could make the Red Planet breathable to humans.
Space June 18, 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
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
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
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
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
Researchers found huge deposits of ice sheets just a few feet beneath the surface of Mars. The discovery can not only help scientists know more about the Red Planet but also address the issue of water availability for future manned missions.
Space January 15, 2018
The UAE Space Agency is funding research to grow palm trees, strawberries, and tomatoes on Mars. Here's why the Arabic country wants to grow date palm trees on the Red Planet.
Space November 15, 2017
A man claimed to be a Martian in his past life. A new paper revealed microorganisms can live for several millions of years underneath Mars' surface. Suggesting the presence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet seems to support his statements.
Space November 10, 2017
Boiling water under low pressure causes sand and sediments on the surface of Mars to levitate. What are the factors that cause liquid water on the Red Planet to boil?
Space October 29, 2017
NASA's probable plan of sending a human mission to Phobos in preparation for a robotic mission to Mars could be hazardous. New research has shown that solar wind can create risky static electricity for both astronauts and equipment stationed on the Martian moon.
Space October 24, 2017
Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asked the panel of space experts at a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing if there was a Mars civilization thousands of years ago. A NASA scientists answered the questions.
Space July 18, 2017
A wide variety of mineral deposits were found in layers of sedimentary rocks collected from the base of Mount Sharp. The different minerals point toward presence of diverse environment in Mars’ early days.
Space June 13, 2017
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of a deep dark spot on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers opined that the picture belonged to an underground cave, which could support life if it was deep.
Space June 8, 2017
The Curiosity rover found that an ancient Martian lake may have supported life more than 3 million years ago. The lake could have been the stronghold of microbes.
Space June 2, 2017
After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?
Space May 7, 2017
New data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft suggest solar wind and radiation were most responsible for loss of Martian atmosphere. How did thinning of the atmosphere transformed the Red Planet's climate and ability to support life?
Space April 2, 2017
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed its 50,000th trip around the red planet. The spacecraft has been functioning for more than 11 years, providing useful data.
Space March 31, 2017
Scientists simulated what it's like in Mars to identify the the potatoes that can withstand extreme conditions on the red planet, such as freezing temperatures and high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. What variety emerged as the best?
Earth/Environment March 31, 2017
Arsia Mons, a volcano on planet Mars, became dormant about the same time the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that killed the dinosaurs occurred. Why do scientists study volcanic activities on the Red Planet?
Space March 22, 2017
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to bring internet to space, allowing a possible form of communication between Mars and Earth. Musk has reportedly had several secret meetings with FCC to take forward his latest project.
Space March 18, 2017
The NASA mission to colonize Mars may be faced with many unanticipated hurdles. A study shows the training program is not enough to prepare astronauts for life on the Red Planet since it can’t replicate Martian environmental conditions.
Space March 14, 2017
Potatoes and other crops may be grown on the Red Planet. Experiments have shown it is possible that the Red Planet can be farmed for food consumption of would-be Martian colony.
Space March 10, 2017
Mars travel could well be a possibility soon, as space organizations look to send people to the Red Planet. However, a recent study has shown that the trip may result in high exposure to radiation, causing many health hazards.
Space March 9, 2017
An original hydrogen-containing mineral was found in the Red Planet's meteorite. The found mineral shows the planet's possible water-rich history and exposes a potential breeding ground of life on its surface.
Space March 8, 2017
NASA scientists think that an artificial magnetic shield can make Mars habitable. What are other options that can make the Red Planet more livable for humans?
Space March 7, 2017
The United Arab Emirates has planned to initiate a Mars 2117 Project. The project aims to establish the first human settlement in Mars by 2117.
Space February 16, 2017
Study of some Martian meteorites have revealed that there was a volcano active on the Red Planet for almost 2 billion years. The study has been published in ‘Science Advances’ journal.
Space February 7, 2017
Some recent mosaic images released by ESA and NASA give us a detailed look into the Martian polar caps. The polar caps are made partly of water-based ice and frozen carbon dioxide.
Space February 4, 2017
Researchers from the University of Arkansas have conducted a year-long experiment and claim that microbes can survive on Mars. According to the study, microbes in the form of methanogens survived on Mars even in dire conditions.
Space January 23, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump seems to be interested in the Mars missions and the same may accelerate under his administration. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, in a meeting with Trump, has discussed about the journey to the red planet.
Space January 21, 2017
The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation is geared up for its fifth Mock Mars mission in Hawaii. A crew of six members will take part in the drill, which starts on Jan. 19.
Space January 13, 2017
The Spirit Mars rover may have encountered potential signatures of past life on Mars in 2007. Stromatolites at El Tatio, Chile suggest the structures found in the Red Planet's Gusev crater may have been influenced by Martian life.
Space November 24, 2016
Studies made on Mars' Utopia Planitia region by the ground-penetrating Shallow Radar (SHARAD) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have suggested the presence of giant deposits of buried ice containing water as much as Lake Superior.
Space November 24, 2016
After examining a cluster of meteorites in Mars' Victoria crater, researchers have determined that the lasting drought on the red planet has persisted for millions of years.
Space November 13, 2016
Defying the previous perception, UK Mars lander Beagle 2 did not crash and landed on Mars but the failed to communicate with the Earth. This was revealed after a joint research using 'reflective mechanism analysis' that revealed the condition of the solar panels.
Space November 12, 2016
Building a sustainable human colony on Mars would require the ability to mine resources already available on the Red Planet. NASA's RASSOR mining robot can scoop soil on Mars, which can then be extracted for resources needed to produce commodities.
Space October 5, 2016
To many, Mars could become the next Earth, but before that can happen, humans need to conquer it first. Elon Musk believes he and his SpaceX company can make this a possibility, but first-timers must prepare to never make it back home alive.
Space October 2, 2016
A NASA Mars photo taken by the Curiosity rover features an object that looks like a flying saucer. UFO enthusiasts think this could indicate the presence of alien life on the Red Planet.
Space September 27, 2016
A new study claims water has been on Mars for a few billion years, residing in several great lakes. This could drive home the idea that the Red Planet might have been a place where life thrived, if even from a molecular level.
Space September 20, 2016
Astronomers have been seeking to find water on Mars for years, but nothing much has come up to prove the planet is home to this valuable resource. The latest findings suggest we may never come across large amounts of it.
Space August 30, 2016