Mars
Landslides on Mars Spotted from Space in Amazing NASA Photo  SPACE.COM · 15 hours
On Mars, just as on Earth, gravity can send material tumbling down steep slopes — and the results can be stunningly pretty, as shown in this photograph NASA... more
How would you survive on Mars?  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms on Mars. more
How would you survive on Mars? (w/video)  nanowerk · 20 hours
The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms on... more
NASA's InSight detects first likely 'quake' on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely 'marsquake'. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as... more
NASA’s InSight Lander Detects Its First Marsquake  SCI-NEWS.COM · 23 hours
The SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) instrument on NASA’s InSight lander detected the faint seismic signal on April 6, 2019, the... more
Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars. more
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour. more
Scientists find an underground bacterium that could live on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tomsk State University microbiologists were the first in the world to isolate Desulforudis audaxviator from deep underground waters. Translated from Latin, its name means "a brave traveler". Scientists... more
College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation... more
Independent Report Concludes 2033 Human Mars Mission Is Not Feasible  SPACE.COM · 5 days
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late... more
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface. more
Things are stacking up for NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment... more
Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors  REUTERS · 1 week
About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate... more
A small step for China: Mars base for teens opens in desert  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Mars base simulator sits in the middle of nowhere in China's Gobi desert, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the... more
College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation... more
Curiosity Rover Tastes First Sample in 'Clay-Bearing Unit'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Scientists working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called "the clay-bearing unit" since before... more
Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench, Mariana Trench  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean -- the Mariana Trench. Until now, scientists knew more about Mars... more
Tests for the InSight 'Mole'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A blue box, a cubic metre of Mars-like sand, a rock, a fully-functional model of the Mars 'Mole' and a seismometer – these are the main components with which the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und... more
Curiosity tastes first sample in 'clay-bearing unit'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called "the clay-bearing unit" since before the spacecraft launched. Now, the rover has finally tasted its first sample from this... more
NASA's 'Twins Study,' landmark research for an eventual Mars mission  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A NASA study of a US astronaut who spent a year in space while his twin brother remained on Earth is providing valuable insights into the effects of... more
Martian methane mystery: First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack of methane, are among the scientific... more
Martian Soil Detox Could Lead to New Medicines  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of humankind’s major long-term health challenges. Now research into helping humans live on Mars... more
Grapes on Mars? Georgia winemakers aiming high  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars. more
The Moon Will Make a Dramatic Swoop to the South of Mars Tuesday Night  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Skywatchers take note: You will be able to watch the moon pass just south of Mars tomorrow night. more
A Brief History of Mars Missions  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
It's only natural for humankind to want to know more about Mars, our dearest planetary neighbor. more
Image: Mars dust devil detail  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mars may have a reputation for being a desolate world, but it is certainly not dead: its albeit thin atmosphere is still capable of whipping up a storm and, as this image reveals, send hundreds – maybe even... more
Video: Staying fit in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Managing the health of astronauts orbiting Earth at 28 000 km/h is a challenge, but how will we equip astronauts to stay healthy and deal with any medical emergencies during missions to the Moon or Mars? more
Martian Moons Phobos and Deimos Eclipse the Sun  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has captured several stunning videos of solar eclipses from the surface of the Red Planet. Martian... more
Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of humankind's major long-term health challenges. Now research into helping humans live on Mars could help address this looming problem. more
Devil in the detail  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: ExoMars orbiter captures the details of intense dust devil activity on Mars more
Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines  ESA · 2 weeks
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of humankind’s major long-term health challenges. Now research into helping humans live on Mars... more
Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
When NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed in 2012, it brought along eclipse glasses. The solar filters on its Mast Camera... more
ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing  ESA · 3 weeks
The module that will carry the ExoMars rover and surface science platform from Earth to Mars has arrived in Italy... more
NASA's Curiosity Rover Just Saw 2 Eclipses on Mars! Now You Can, Too  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars got lucky last month and spotted not one but two eclipses — in less than two weeks,... more
Curiosity captured two solar eclipses on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed in 2012, it brought along eclipse glasses. The solar filters on its Mast Camera (Mastcam) allow it to stare directly at the Sun. Over the past few weeks,... more
Hungarian Researchers Claim to See Biosignatures in Martian Meteorite  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
ALH-77005, a Martian rock found in Antarctica, contains numerous mineralized ‘biosignatures,’ including coccoidal, filamentous structures and organic material,... more
Life on Mars?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
According to NASA, scientists are in agreement that there is no life on Mars. However, they continue to assess whether Mars ever had an environment capable of supporting microbial life. Now, researchers from Hungary have discovered embedded organic material in... more
NASA's Moon-by-2024 Push Could Help Put Astronauts on Mars by 2033, Chief Says  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The Trump administration's decision to ask NASA to land astronauts on the moon in 2024 was driven by its ambitious goal of... more
Mars 2020 Rover Instrument Survives Termination Review  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The partial government shutdown earlier this year that delayed elements of other NASA missions may have provided a reprieve of sorts for a troubled instrument on the agency’s next Mars mission. more
After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet—the... more
Lyophilization can help create food for space travel, new medicines for cancer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Research continues on an eventual 140-million-mile mission to Mars, developing the latest transportation as well as habitats necessary for the red planet. more
Significant River Runoff Persisted on Mars for More Than One Billion Years  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Mars is dry today, but numerous ancient rivers are found across the planet’s surface and their existence is a challenge to models of planetary... more
Methane on Mars: A new discovery or just a lot of hot air?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The discovery of life on Mars would get pretty much everyone excited. But the scientists hunting for it would probably be happy... more
Mars May Have Lots of Water Deep Underground  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Mars may harbor lots of liquid water deep underground, and not just near its poles, a new study suggests. more
Researchers Find New Evidence of Deep Groundwater on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Research from the USC Arid Climate and Water Research Center suggests deep groundwater on Mars could still be... more
Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Vector' Fragrance for that Space-y Smell  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The folks at aerospace giant Lockheed Martin do a lot of things in space. They launch rockets. They build Mars landers. And now, they're bottling the smell space. more
Mars Express matches methane spike measured by Curiosity  ESA · 3 weeks
A reanalysis of data collected by ESA’s Mars Express during the first 20 months of NASA’s Curiosity mission found one... more
Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The mystery of methane on Mars may finally be solved as scientists Monday confirmed the presence of the life-indicating gas on the Red Planet as well as where it might have come... more
NASA's Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903, first flights have been important milestones... more
Rivers Raged on Mars Late into Its History  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Long ago on Mars, water carved deep riverbeds into the planet’s surface—but we still don’t know what kind of weather... more
Mars 2020 instrument survives termination review  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The five-week partial government shutdown earlier this year that delayed elements of other NASA missions may have provided a reprieve of sorts for a... more
Meet SpaceX's Starship Hopper  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Elon Musk has teased the world with sneak peeks of what the spaceship to take humans to Mars could look like. more
Ready for the Red Planet! NASA's Mars Helicopter Aces Key Flight Tests  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The 4-lb. Mars Helicopter, a technology demonstration that will launch with NASA's next Red Planet rover in July 2020, aced its first-ever test flight... more
NASA's Mars helicopter completes flight tests  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903, first flights have been important milestones in the life of any vehicle designed for air travel. After all,... more
Rare Disintegrating Asteroid Spied by Hubble Telescope (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Two long, narrow tails of material are streaming from a 2.5-mile-wide (4 kilometers) rock in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, a new study reports. more
Dark dust devil tracks on Mars  ESA · 4 weeks
The winds of Mars are responsible for myriad features across the planet’s surface – including the dark dunes and wispy, filament-like streaks seen in... more
New evidence of deep groundwater on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In mid-2018, researchers supported by the Italian Space Agency detected the presence of a deep-water lake on Mars under its south polar ice caps. Now, researchers at the USC Arid Climate and Water Research... more
Bringing Martian rocks back to Earth crucial for science, say researchers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Samples need to be collected from Mars' surface and returned to Earth for examination to answer our most pressing questions about the red planet, according to... more
Can organisms survive on Mars, and can we identify them?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earth is a very special planet. It is the only celestial body in the solar system on which we know life exists. Could there be life on other... more
Transmit your sound recording from Mars to the Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An exciting new competition is giving citizens of planet Earth the opportunity to get their voices to Mars in the next phase of the ExoMars programme. The ExoMars rover and... more
Mars Had Big Rivers for Billions of Years  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Mars had large rivers long after the planet lost most of its atmosphere to space, a new study suggests. more
Rivers raged on Mars late into its history  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have catalogued these rivers to conclude that significant river runoff persisted on Mars later into its history than previously thought. According to the study, the runoff was intense -- rivers on... more
Rivers raged on Mars late into its history  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Long ago on Mars, water carved deep riverbeds into the planet's surface—but we still don't know what kind of weather fed them. Scientists aren't sure, because their understanding of the Martian climate... more
Mars Was Once Covered in Wide, Raging Rivers  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Mars was very wet until suddenly it wasn't. And scientists still aren't sure why. more
Persistence of intense, climate-driven runoff late in Mars history  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Mars is dry today, but numerous precipitation-fed paleo-rivers are found across the planet’s surface. These rivers’ existence is a challenge to models of planetary climate evolution. We report results indicating... more
Asteroid Strikes May Have Made Mars a More Life-Friendly Place  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Asteroid impacts may have helped make Mars a more life-friendly place — and not just by delivering water and the carbon-based building blocks of life as we know... more
Mars calling  ESA · 4 weeks
An exciting new competition is giving citizens of planet Earth the opportunity to get their voices to Mars in the next phase of the ExoMars programme. The ExoMars rover and platform will... more
Asteroids, hydrogen make great recipe for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study reveals asteroid impacts on ancient Mars could have produced key ingredients for life if the Martian atmosphere was rich in hydrogen. An early hydrogen-rich atmosphere on Mars... more
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