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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 […]