Mars
Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the past decade, there has been renewed thinking about human missions to the moon and perhaps even to Mars. Inevitably, terrestrial microorganisms on the bodies of astronauts, spaceships or equipment will... more
MAVEN maps electric currents around mars that are fundamental to atmospheric loss  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Five years after NASA's MAVEN spacecraft entered into orbit around Mars, data from the mission has led to the creation of a map of... more
The detective aboard NASA's Perseverance rover  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mars is a long way from 221B Baker Street, but one of fiction's best-known detectives will be represented on the Red Planet after NASA's Perseverance rover touches down on Feb. 18, 2021. SHERLOC, an instrument on... more
New Marsquake study could shatter theories on how Mars was born  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Tantalizing details about Mars' seismic activity have been revealed for the very first time. more
China space programme targets July launch for Mars mission  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
China is targeting a July launch for its ambitious plans for a Mars mission which will include landing a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet, the company... more
Colonizing Mars may require humanity to tweak its DNA  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Genetic enhancement could allow humanity to push surprisingly far out into the final frontier. more
Air deliveries bring NASA's Perseverance Mars rover closer to launch  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Progress continues to speed along as NASA's Perseverance rover readies for its launch this summer. On May 11, the rover team at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in... more
Meet the Experts: Isolation in Antarctica  ESA · 7 days
Video: 00:05:43 Cold, dark, remote, Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. Humans conduct research in Antarctic bases on... more
Curiosity Finds Evidence of Mars’ Ancient Ice-Covered Lakes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on NASA’s rover Curiosity, researchers have found that certain minerals... more
Going nuclear on the moon and Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It might sound like science fiction, but scientists are preparing to build colonies on the moon and, eventually, Mars. With NASA planning its next human mission to the moon in 2024, researchers are looking... more
Curiosity rover finds clues to chilly ancient Mars buried in rocks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
By studying the chemical elements on Mars today—including carbon and oxygen—scientists can work backwards to piece together the history of a planet that once had the... more
UAE to launch first Arab probe to Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After sending its first astronaut to space last year, the United Arab Emirates is to launch a probe to Mars in July, state news agency WAM announced Tuesday. more
Martian Mud Volcanoes May Look Similar to Lava Flows Found on Earth  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Mud flows exposed to the low atmospheric pressures found on Mars will behave similar to lava flows in Hawaii or Iceland, also known as... more
US seeks to change the rules for mining the moon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Private industries have helped drop the cost of launching rockets, satellites and other equipment into space to historic lows. That has boosted interest in developing space—both for mining... more
NASA's Perseverance rover goes through trials by fire, ice, light and sound  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
,While auto manufacturers built over 92 million motor vehicles for this world in 2019, NASA built just one for Mars. The Perseverance Mars rover... more
Mystery of lava-like flows on Mars solved by scientists  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The mystery of some lava-like flows on Mars has been solved by scientists who say they are caused not by lava but by mud. more
Mystery of lava-like flows on Mars solved by scientists  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The mystery of some lava-like flows on Mars has been solved by scientists who say they are caused not by lava but by mud. more
ExoMars rover upgrades and parachute tests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The second ExoMars mission, scheduled for launch to the Red Planet in 2022, is taking advantage of the extra time to upgrade some of the rover's instruments and get ready for the next parachute high-altitude drop... more
Image: Sculpted by nature on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nature is a powerful sculptor—as shown in this image from ESA's Mars Express, which portrays a heavily scarred, fractured Martian landscape. This terrain was formed by intense and prolonged forces that acted upon Mars' surface for... more
ExoMars rover upgrades and parachute tests  ESA · 2 weeks
The second ExoMars mission, scheduled for launch to the Red Planet in 2022, is taking advantage of the extra time to upgrade some of... more
Pockets of Salty Water May Exist on Present-Day Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new study shows that pockets of brine can form and persist from the equator to high latitudes... more
Sculpted by nature on Mars  ESA · 2 weeks
Nature is a powerful sculptor – as shown in this image from ESA’s Mars Express, which portrays a heavily scarred, fractured martian landscape. This terrain was... more
What's Mars made of?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Earth-based experiments on iron-sulfur alloys thought to comprise the core of Mars reveal details about the planet's seismic properties for the first time. This information will be compared to observations made by Martian space probes in the near future. Whether... more
Researchers simulate the core of Mars to investigate its composition and origin  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earth-based experiments on iron-sulfur alloys thought to comprise the core of Mars reveal details about the planet's seismic properties for the first time. This... more
What's Mars made of?  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers simulate the core of Mars to investigate its composition and origin. more
Scientists have modeled Mars climate to understand habitability  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have modeled the atmosphere of Mars to help determine that salty pockets of water present on the Red Planet are likely not habitable by life as we know it on Earth.... more
Scientists model Mars climate to understand habitability  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Southwest Research Institute scientist modeled the atmosphere of Mars to help determine that salty pockets of water present on the Red Planet are likely not habitable by life as we know it on... more
NASA's Perseverance rover spacecraft put in launch configuration  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Engineers working on NASA's Perseverance rover mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida have begun the process of placing the Mars-bound rover and other spacecraft components into the configuration they'll be... more
Deep, Perennial or Semi-Perennial Rivers Flowed on Early Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
While the present-day Martian surface is generally dry and cold, its sedimentary rocks contain compelling evidence for the... more
Perseverance Mars rover scientists train in the Nevada desert  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Billions of years ago, the Martian surface could have supported microbial life as we know it. But did such life ever actually exist there? NASA and its Mars 2020 mission... more
Ancient river systems on Mars seen in unparalleled detail  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers have spent decades looking for evidence of ancient water on Mars. As technology has progressed, more evidence has come to light that rivers, lakes and even oceans were once... more
InSight mole making slow progress into Martian surface  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
An instrument on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that has struggled for more than a year to make its way into... more
Scientists discover evidence of ancient, nitrogen-rich Martian groundwater hiding in Antarctica  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Martian meteorites found in Antarctica in the 1980s just gave up the ghosts of ancient water, rich in organic nitrogen, that existed on Mars. more
NASA's Perseverance rover will look at Mars through these eyes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When it launches this summer, NASA's Perseverance rover will have the most advanced pair of "eyes" ever sent to the Red Planet's surface: Its Mastcam-Z instrument packs a... more
Astrobiologists put Mars Rover life-detecting equipment to the test  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists have used the same methods that will soon be used to search for evidence of life on Mars to look for evidence of the earliest forms of life on... more
Timing of the martian dynamo: New constraints for a core field 4.5 and 3.7 Ga ago  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The absence of crustal magnetic fields above the martian basins Hellas, Argyre, and Isidis is often... more
Researchers establish new timeline for ancient magnetic field on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mars had a global magnetic field much earlier—and much later—in the planet's history than scientists have previously known. more
Researchers Find Nitrogen-Bearing Organics in Ancient Martian Meteorite  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Four-billion-year-old carbonates in a Martian meteorite called Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 contain nitrogen-bearing organic molecules, according to a new study... more
Alabama student names NASA's first Mars helicopter  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An Alabama high school student named NASA's first Mars helicopter that will be deployed to the red planet later this summer. more
China's first Mars Lander is going to be called 'Tianwen'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Friday April 24th was China's "Space Day," celebrated on the 50 year anniversary of their first satellite launch. This past Friday, China marked the occasion with the announcement... more
Newly discovered exoplanet dethrones former king of Kepler-88 planetary system  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Our solar system has a king. The planet Jupiter, named for the most powerful god in the Greek pantheon, has bossed around the other planets through its gravitational... more
4-billion-year-old nitrogen-containing organic molecules discovered in Martian meteorites  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A research team including research scientist Atsuko Kobayashi from the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and research scientist Mizuho Koike from the Institute of Space and Astronautical... more
4-billion-year-old nitrogen-containing organic molecules discovered in Martian meteorites  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Using advanced techniques, scientists have detected organic compounds containing nitrogen in Martian meteorites which were ejected from Mars' surface some 15 million years ago, proving that evidence for early life can be... more
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