China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Captures Images of Entire Planet of Mars

An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft has acquired imagery data covering all of Mars, including visuals of its south pole, after circling the planet more than 1,300 times since early last year, state media reported on Wednesday. China’s Tianwen-1 successfully reached the Red Planet in February 2021 on the country’s inaugural mission there. A robotic rover has […]

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Examines the Wild Dust Winds on Mars

US space agency NASA’s Perseverance rover has been exploring Mars and digging for signs of life since it landed on the planet in February last year. Besides the rocks and alien atmosphere, the rover witnessed some intense dust winds called dust devils in the Jezero Crater. In a new study, scientists have tried to examine […]

Signs of Life Could Be Hidden Deeper Under Mars’ Surface, Study Says

Researchers have discovered that NASA’s Curiosity and Perseverance rovers will have to dig a bit deeper on Mars in order to unearth signs of ancient life. The rovers, which were designed to explore Mars, have previously detected organic matter, which is not regarded as ample proof that life once thrived on the Red Planet. The […]

Region on Mars That Hosted Life Billion Years Ago Identified

Astronomers and scientists have been striving to find signs of life on Mars through sophisticated missions and extensive research. Now, a latest study has indicated that a region on the Red Planet might have been “repeatedly habitable” until relatively late in Martian History. What caused scientists to conclude so is the discovery of clay-bearing sediments […]

ESA’s MARSIS to Get Major Software Upgrade 19 Years After Its Launch

The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding (MARSIS) instrument on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft is set to get a major software upgrade that will boost its capabilities. The Mars Express was ESA’s first mission to Mars, launched on June 2, 2003 and it ran Windows 98. It has been […]

Microbes Found in Arctic Spring in Environments Possibly Similar to Mars

Scientists have managed to find signs of microbial life in one of the harshest spots on Earth, giving further hope that life may also be found in some of the unknown environments of space. In the depths of the Canadian Arctic, scientists managed to identify signs of life in the low-oxygen, super-salty waters of the […]

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Shares Signs Of Water On Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has been traversing over a transitional region between a clay-rich region to a sulphate-rich region. In the process, the rover has been capturing images of rocks that had once been at the bottom of multiple stream beds on the red planet. Harkening to a distant past when water was found on […]

NASA Extends Insight Mars Lander’s Operation for a Few Weeks

NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Mars Lander will continue to keep its seismometer functional despite the fact that it will lead the mission to run out of power sooner than previously planned by the space agency. The power available to the lander is diminishing with the passing of each […]

Honeycomb Structures on Mars May Be Created by Water, Ice, and Co2

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has come up with a stunning photo of the Red Planet once again. This time, the HiRISE camera (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment), on the orbiter, caught a glimpse of a landscape laced with a distinct honeycomb or spider-web pattern. These loosely polygonal shapes obviously are not created by Martian bees or […]

ESA Expects NASA Support After Mars Mission Suspended Due to Ukraine War

The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Wednesday that it expects strong support from its US counterpart NASA after the European agency’s plans to cooperate with Russia on a Mars research mission were suspended due to the Ukraine war. ESA said in March that it was suspending cooperation with Russia’s Roscosmos space agency on their […]

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