Mars

Underground lake found on Mars

Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said today appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of...

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Evidence of ancient tsunamis on Mars

Scientists suggest that at least two huge tsunamis once swept across the Red Planet, triggered by large impacts.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

NASA just detected oxygen in the Martian atmosphere

NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in Mars' atmosphere for the first time in 40 years, thanks to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) which soars on a plane...

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

In visuals: Curiosity's first visit to Martian dunes

Curiosity is a rover exploring Gale Crater on Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. Let’s take a closer look into the Martian land, more specifically its dunes.

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

SpaceX targets 2018 for first Mars mission

SpaceX plans to send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, a first step in achieving founder Elon Musk’s goal to fly people to another planet.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

Direct evidence of ancient Mars’s oxygen-rich atmosphere

Rocks on the surface of Mars have provided the best clue yet that the red planet once had an atmosphere rich in oxygen.

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

Mars methane mission set for lift-off

Europe and Russia are about to launch a joint mission to the Red Planet.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

First tomatoes, peas harvested from mock Martian farm

The second round of the Martian farming experiment at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands has proven more successful than the last.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Nasa releases 360-degree video of martian surface

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has today released a new 360-degree video which gives a virtual tour of the Martian surface, reports the Tech Crunch. The video has been created by stitching...

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Violent impact that created moon mixed lunar, earth rocks

The colossal impact that created the moon may have spawned the cosmic mashup between the rocks that ultimately became Earth and its lunar neighbor, Space.com reports quoting researchers.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

Nasa satellite spots ancient river on Mars

An orbiting Nasa satellite has spotted an ancient, dried-up river on Mars - with the sort of branching tributaries we see in rivers on Earth.