Mars
Scientists explore outback as testbed for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
This week, scientists from NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission joined their counterparts from the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission in an expedition to the Australian Outback, one of the most remote, arid regions on the... more
Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock that rolled  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction. more
Rolling Stones get a little piece of Mars to call their own  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick and the boys some serious satisfaction. more
Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind, according to a study conducted in the Atacama Desert in North... more
Salt deposits on Mars hold clues to sources of ancient water  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For centuries, miners have burrowed into the earth in search of salt—laid down in thick layers from ancient oceans long since evaporated. When scientists saw huge... more
A step closer to solving the methane mystery on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have taken an important step towards revealing the mysterious source of methane on Mars, by refining estimates of the gas in the planet's atmosphere. more
Space Council recommendations address exploration and management concerns  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Despite a strong public endorsement of NASA’s efforts to return humans to the moon as a step towards Mars, a... more
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover  ESA · 3 days
The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples... more
Ancient Mars was warm with occasional rain, turning cold  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists have long known that water was abundant on ancient Mars, but there has been no consensus on whether liquid water was common, or whether it was largely frozen in... more
Video: Moving on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The ExoMars mission will see Rosalind Franklin the rover and its surface platform Kazachok land on the Red Planet in 2021. From fine-grained soil to large boulders and slopes, the rover has to be able to move across many types... more
6 Reasons Astrobiologists Are Holding Out Hope for Life on Mars  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
There are some very good reasons to believe that primitive lifeforms may lurk on the Red Planet. more
About The NASA Mars Rover 2020 Trip  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
One of the most exciting projects to be coming in only just a few short months is the NASA Mars Rover project... more
Space samples link NASA's Apollo 11 and Mars 2020  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific, fulfilling President Kennedy's goal to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to... more
Moving on Mars  ESA · 1 week
How the ExoMars rover will overcome obstacles and dunes on the Red Planet more
Robotic toolkit added to NASA's Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The bit carousel—a mechanism that will play a key role in the acquisition, containment and eventual return to Earth of humanity's first samples from another planet—has been incorporated into NASA's Mars 2020... more
NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for... more
Methane not released by wind on Mars, experts find  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Wind erosion has been ruled out as the primary cause of methane gas release on Mars, Newcastle University academics have shown. more
Mars: Cause of methane spikes still unknown  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New study rules out wind erosion as the source of methane gas on Mars and moves a step closer to answering the question of whether life exists on other planets. more
MEDLI2 installation on Mars 2020 aeroshell begins  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hardware installed onto NASA's Mars 2020 entry vehicle this week will help to increase the safety of future Mars landings. more
Dark meets light on Mars  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and... more
New finds for Mars rover, seven years after landing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has traveled a total of 13 miles (21 kilometers) and ascended 1,207 feet... more
NASA 'optometrists' verify Mars 2020 rover's 20/20 vision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars 2020 rover underwent an "eye" exam after several cameras were installed on it. The rover contains an armada of imaging capabilities, from wide-angle landscape cameras... more
How Deep Space Travel Could Affect the Brain  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation -- the conditions present in deep space -- causes neural and behavioral impairments in... more
Researchers suggest Lomonosov crater could be more evidence of mega-tsunami on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from France, Australia and Spain has found evidence that suggests the Lomonosov crater impact event on Mars could have been... more
How deep space travel could affect the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation -- the conditions present in deep space -- causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, researchers report. These results highlight the pressing need to develop safety... more
Earthlings living on Mars? It's 'a possibility in our lifetime,' scientists discover  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Inspired by science fiction and a strange phenomenon on the Martian surface, researchers have discovered a way that Earth life could survive on the... more
'Moving fast:' Musk's SpaceX eyes Florida for launch site for Mars rocket  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Elon Musk's SpaceX is expanding its facilities in Florida to make room for the space company's forthcoming super heavy-lift launch vehicle dubbed Starship, according... more
NASA's Mars 2020 rover does biceps curls  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can still curl heavy weights with the best. In this time-lapse video, taken July 19, 2019, in... more
Mars sample return mission plans begin to take shape  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
While neither NASA nor ESA has yet to give formal approval, or funding, for missions to return samples... more
First free flight of SpaceX's Starhopper aborted after engine fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On Wednesday, July 24th, the prototype test vehicle for the SpaceX craft the Starhopper commenced its first untethered "hop test" at the company's test facility in Boca Chica,... more
Europe prepares for Mars courier  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The first round-trip to the Red Planet will see a European orbiter bringing martian samples back to Earth. ESA is opening the door to industry to build the spacecraft that will deliver the precious rocks, dust and gas... more
Europe prepares for Mars courier  ESA · 4 weeks
The first round-trip to the Red Planet will see a European orbiter bringing martian samples back to Earth. ESA is opening the door to industry to... more
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