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NASA's InSight lander makes first ever map of Mars' underground
NASA's InSight Lander Makes First Ever Map Of Mars' Underground

The data suggested the presence of a shallow sedimentary layer sandwiched between lava flows beneath the planet's surface.

Mars May Be Too Small To Retain Enough Water: Study
Mars May Be Too Small To Retain Enough Water: Study

Mars has no liquid water on its surface may be its just too small to hold onto large amounts of water.

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China's Mars Rover Sends 1st Selfie, 'Touring' Group Photos

China has revealed new images from its Zhurong rover on Mars, including a beautiful selfie of the rover next to its landing platform.

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China Lands Spacecraft On Mars In Latest Advance For Its Space Program

A Chinese spacecraft carrying the country's first Mars rover has touched down on the red planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed on Saturday morning.

Mars May Be Hiding Most Of Its Missing' Water Underground: NASA-Funded Study

Washington: Vast amounts of ancient water may have been trapped beneath the surface of Mars, according to a NASA-funded study which challenges the current theory that the Red Planet’s water escaped into space. Evidence found on the surface of Mars suggests that abundant water flowed across Mars billions of years ago, forming pools, lakes, and […]

NASA's Perseverance Rover Performs First Drive On Mars

Washington: NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars on Thursday, covering 6.5 meters across the Martian landscape, said NASA on Friday. The drive, which lasted about 33 minutes, propelled the rover forward four meters, where it then turned in place 150 degrees to the left and backed up 2.5 meters into […]

NASA Releases Audio From Mars, Video Of Perseverance Landing

Washington: NASA has released a new video from its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on February 18. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars. About 10 seconds into the […]

NASA Rover Sends 1st Colour Images Of Mars, A Selfie Too

Washington: NASA’s Perseverance rover has sent some stunning photos of the Red Planet, including a high-resolution colour selfie taken during its landing. The selfie is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on February 18. “While NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover sent back a stop-motion movie of […]

NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands Successfully On Mars

Washington: The American space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has successfully landed its Perseverance rover in a deep crater near the planet Mars’ equator called Jezero. Engineers at NASA’s mission control in California erupted with joy when confirmation of touchdown came through, the BBC reported on Thursday. “The good news is the spacecraft, […]

China's Mars Probe Travels More Than 400 Million Km

Beijing: The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Sunday that the country’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 has travelled more than 400 million km and is expected to enter the Red Planet’s orbit next month. As of 6 a.m. on Sunday, the probe had flown in space for 163 days and was about 130 million km […]

SpaceX's Mars Starship Prototype Soars On Test Flight

San Francisco: A prototype of SpaceX’s Mars Starship spacecraft got off the ground in a test flight, marking a small step that could one day prove to be a giant leap towards the human exploration of the Red Planet. The vehicle, Starship SN5, performed a small hop as it took to the skies for about […]

China Launches 1st Rover Mission To Mars

Beijing: China on Thursday launched its first rover mission to Mars. The six-wheeled robot, encapsulated in a protective probe, was lifted by a Long March 5 rocket from the Wenchang spaceport on Hainan Island at 12.40 a.m., the BBC reported. It should arrive in orbit around the Red Planet in February. Called Tianwen-1, or “Questions […]

UAE Successfully Launches Space Mission To Mars From Japan

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates’ historic first mission to Mars is underway, after a successful lift-off in Japan. The Hope probe launched on an H2-A rocket from Tanegashima spaceport and is now on a 500-million-km journey to study the planet’s weather and climate. Two previous attempts to launch the probe in the past week had […]

US companies express interest for investment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Several US companies have expressed their interest for investment in Odisha, said an official on Wednesday. The perspective investors interacted with chief secretary Asit Tripathy and other senior officers of the state under the leadership of Dr Mukesh Aghi, president and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). Tripathy chaired the interactive session through […]

Mars Is Losing Water Faster Than Expected

Paris: Researchers have revealed that Mars, the red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory, as well as past observations, would suggest. The gradual disappearance of the water occurs when sunlight and chemistry turn water molecules into the hydrogen and oxygen atoms that they are made up of. When they are broken down, […]

Scientists Map Winds In Mar's Upper Atmosphere For First Time

Washington: Using data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, researchers have created the first-ever map of wind circulation in the upper atmosphere of Mars. The new map of Mars winds helps scientists to better understand the workings of the Martian climate, giving them a more accurate picture of its ancient past and its ongoing evolution. “The observed […]

Mars 2020 Landing Site Could Preserve Signs Of Past Life

New York: The landing site of the Mars 2020 rover that NASA plans to launch next year could preserve signs of ancient life on the Red Planet, says a new study. The rover’s Jezero crater landing site is home to deposits of hydrated silica, a mineral that just happens to be particularly good at preserving […]

Mars Once Had Salt Lakes Similar To Earth

New York: Mars once had salt lakes similar to the ones on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to a new study. The researchers from Texas A&M University College in the US examined Mars’ geological terrains from Gale Crater, an immense 95-mile-wide rocky basin that is being explored by the NASA […]

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

Washington: NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, its latest robotic mission to the Red Planet, will include technology to explore ancient life on Mars, according to the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The goal of the Mars 2020 rover is to look for signs of ancient life. It will be the first spacecraft to collect samples of […]

Send your name to fly aboard next Mars rover

Washington: Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, the US space agency has invited public to submit their names to fly abroad the next rover to Red Planet in 2020. Souvenir boarding passes will display names submitted by the people which will also be on microchips aboard the Mars […]

Mars had big rivers for billions of years: Study

New York: Mars’ rivers flowed intensely and may have persisted as recently as one billion years ago, reveals a survey that found that the red planet’s rivers were wider than those on Earth today. The study by scientists at the University of Chicago catalogued these rivers and found that significant river runoff persisted on Mars […]

NASA declares end of Opportunity rover's mission on Mars

Los Angeles: NASA has announced the end of its Opportunity rover’s mission, 15 years after its arrival on Mars. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a press conference at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, following NASA’s last attempt to communicate with the rover on Tuesday night which got no response, Xinhua […]

NASA's Opportunity rover might have 'died' on Mars

Washington: NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover that went into hibernation last June after a massive dust storm blocked sunlight from reaching its solar panels to generate power, might have “died”, fear scientists. Opportunity’s last communication with Earth was received June 10, 2018, as a planet-wide dust storm blanketed the solar-powered rover’s location on the western rim […]

NASA's InSight Lander places first instrument on Mars

Washington: NASA’s InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone that will allow scientists to peer into the Martian interior by studying ground motion — also known as marsquakes, the US space agency said. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its […]