Mars
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  ESA · 23 hours
These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public... more
And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. more
Mars’ lake may need an underground volcano to exist  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
If a lake under Martian ice is real, there must be a subsurface magma pool to keep conditions warm enough for water to remain liquid, scientists say. more
Getting to Mars may happen only if we can grow food in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts... more
How Teamwork Could Make or Break NASA Mars Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew... more
Self-driving rovers explore Moroccan desert, shooting for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ever since the first successful landing on Mars in the 1970s, scientists have striven to deepen their knowledge of the red planet's surface. The first successful rover, the Sojourner, was deployed on... more
Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to Mars. more
Study of analog crews in isolation reveals weak spots for Mission to Mars  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off... more
Mars One Declared Bankrupt  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Mars One Ventures AG, the commercial arm of the overall Mars One effort, was liquidated in a January 15 case in a civil court in the Swiss canton... more
'Mole' Deployed on the Surface of Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
It stands vertically on flat ground, ready for its historic mission. At 19:18 CET on 12 February 2019, the German Aerospace Center... more
New Study Suggests Possibility of Recent Underground Volcanism on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the... more
Opportunity Rover Mission Ends  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars... more
Six things to know about NASA's Opportunity Mars rover  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After 15 years, the mission of NASA's Opportunity rover has come to an end, but its successes on Mars have earned it a spot in the robot hall of fame.... more
NASA declares Opportunity Mars rover mission over  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an... more
NASA's Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to end  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping... more
NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was... more
InSight prepares to take Mars' temperature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's InSight lander has placed its second instrument on the Martian surface. New images confirm that the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, or HP3, was successfully deployed on Feb. 12 about 3 feet (1 meter)... more
NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits. more
Possibility of recent underground volcanism on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research suggests liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Now, a new study argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water to exist... more
What's So Special About the Atacama Desert?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Northern Chile's dry and desolate Atacama Desert hosts the world's largest array of astronomical observatories. Scientists have called the largely lifeless region Earth's closest analogue of Mars. more
New study suggests possibility of recent underground volcanism on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Now, a new study in the... more
NASA Spies InSight Mars Lander from Space as It Hunts Marsquakes (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA's InSight lander has been busy on Mars preparing to begin scientific observations, and the mission passed another milestone this weekend, when the spacecraft... more
Developing a flight strategy to land heavier vehicles on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The heaviest vehicle to successfully land on Mars is the Curiosity Rover at 1 metric ton, about 2,200 pounds. Sending more ambitious robotic missions to the surface of... more
MAVEN spacecraft shrinking its Mars orbit to prepare for Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to tighten its orbit around Mars. The... more
Mars One company goes bankrupt  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The company that was to finance Mars One has been liquidated, dealing a severe setback to the venture’s quixotic goals of one-way human missions to Mars.... more
You Can See Mars Near the Moon Tonight! Here's Where to Look.  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Mars and the crescent moon will team up in a delightful celestial sight tonight (Feb. 10) and NASA has some tips to help you... more
Curiosity Rover Departs Vera Rubin Ridge  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
After exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA's Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public... more
Pence Promises Missions to the Moon and Mars During Day of Remembrance  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Vice President Mike Pence honored the nation’s fallen astronauts Thursday, February 7, during a NASA day of remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials at... more
360 Video: Curiosity rover departs Vera Rubin Ridge  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA's Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public visit Curiosity's final drill site on the ridge,... more
Mars: What We Know About the Red Planet  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn about planet Mars’ atmosphere, water supply and the possibility to support life, plus, findings from the Mars exploration rover mission. more
European Mars Rover Named for Crystal Scientist Rosalind Franklin  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency (ESA) has named its next Mars rover, due to touch down on the Red Planet in March 2021, in honor of British scientist Rosalind Franklin, whose... more
ESA's Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The ExoMars rover that will search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet has a name: Rosalind Franklin. The prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure... more
Beyond Mars, the Mini MarCO Spacecraft Fall Silent  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Before the pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known collectively as MarCO launched last year, their success was measured by survival: If... more
Mars cubesats fall silent  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The twin cubesats that played a key role in NASA’s most recent Mars lander mission have been out of contact with the Earth for more than a month,... more
The World's 1st Interplanetary Cubesats Go Silent Beyond Mars  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The first small spacecraft to ever leave Earth's orbit have been silent for more than a month, NASA said today (Feb. 5) in an announcement about the pair of Mars... more
Beyond Mars, the mini MarCO spacecraft fall silent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Before the pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known collectively as MarCO launched last year, their success was measured by survival: If they were able to operate in deep space at all, they would... more
NASA's InSight Lander On Mars Deploys Shield for Quake-Tracking Seismometer  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA's InSight lander dropped an insulating cover over its Marsquake-sensing seismometer on Feb. 2, mission team members said. more
InSight's seismometer now has a cozy shelter on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For the past several weeks, NASA's InSight lander has been making adjustments to the seismometer it set on the Martian surface on Dec. 19. Now it's reached another milestone by... more
Image: Eberswalde crater delta – 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This intricate structure of an ancient river delta once carried liquid water across the surface of Mars. more
Delta dive  ESA · 3 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Dive into a river delta on Mars – in 3D more
Innovative GEDI instrument now gathering forest data  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA instrument scientist Bryan Blair had just finished writing the flight software for the agency's Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, or MOLA, when he was invited in 1991 to fly a lidar instrument aboard a... more
Researcher discusses space tourism, the first mission to Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In December 2018, Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, visited Boston University to discuss funding opportunities with faculty and researchers. While on campus, he also gave a... more
Exploring The Mysterious Origins Of Mars' 3-Mile-High Sand Pile  NPR · 3 weeks
Space scientists on Earth have improvised a tool on the Mars rover to help them figure out how a giant mountain on the Red Planet came to be. Their surprising... more
Mars rover Curiosity makes first gravity-measuring traverse on the Red Planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A clever use of non-science engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers to measure the density of rock layers in... more
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover weighed the mountain it’s climbing  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Curiosity measures gravity as it drives, allowing scientists to weigh Mount Sharp and determine that the rock is less dense than expected. more
Mars rover Curiosity makes first gravity-measuring traverse on the Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A clever use of non-science engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers, including an Arizona State University graduate student, measure... more
A surface gravity traverse on Mars indicates low bedrock density at Gale crater  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Gravimetry, the precise measurement of gravitational fields, can be used to probe the internal structure of Earth and other planets. The Curiosity... more
Curiosity says farewell to Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA's Curiosity rover has taken its last selfie on Vera Rubin Ridge and descended toward a clay region of Mount Sharp. The twisting ridge on Mars has been the rover's home for... more
Space Travel May Increase Astronauts' Susceptibility to Cancer  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Lengthy space missions such as a journey to Mars may take a serious toll on astronauts' immune systems, a recent study suggests. more
Prolonged Spaceflight Could Weaken Astronauts’ Immune Systems  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Astronauts who embarked on spaceflights lasting longer than six months experienced a decrease in the functionality of NK cells, which serve an... more
Oppy Rover Logs 15 Years on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
NASA's Opportunity rover began its 16th year on the surface of Mars on Thursday. The rover landed in a region of the... more
SpaceX's Mars Spaceship Prototype Damaged by Wind  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Part of SpaceX’s Mars spaceship prototype was damaged when high winds blew over the top portion Tuesday night in south Texas, according... more
On This Day in Space! Jan. 25, 2004: Opportunity Rover Lands on Mars  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
On January 24, 1986, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus. This was the first time any spacecraft had ever visited Uranus.... more
Earth Swallowed Another Planet and (Maybe) That's Why Life Exists  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A collision with a Mars-like planet could have given Earth the ingredients it needed for life to form. more
Prolonged spaceflight could weaken astronauts' immune systems  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA hopes to send humans to Mars by 2030 on a round-trip mission that could take up to three years—far longer than any human has ever traveled in space. Such long-term spaceflights could adversely... more
Earth Swallowed Another Planet and (Maybe) That's Why Life Exists  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
A collision with a Mars-like planet could have given Earth the ingredients it needed for life to form. more
Russian Scientists to Test Telemedical Technologies in Experiment for Future Lunar Flights  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
New equipment, telemedical technologies and the techniques of first medical aid provision in a deep space flight will be tested during the SIRIUS isolation... more
Planetary scientists continue to puzzle over the mysterious slope streaks on Mars. What's causing them?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Since they were first observed in the 1970s by the Viking missions, the slope streaks that periodically appear... more
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