Mars

Nasa spacecraft lands on Mars

Nasa's InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touches down safely on the surface of Mars with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

NASA plans to bring back Mars rock samples

NASA plans to bring 30 Martian rock samples back to Earth in 2033, the agency mentioned recently, and is sending two small helicopters to help the mission.

November 28, 2018
November 28, 2018

Nasa spacecraft lands on Mars

Nasa's InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touches down safely on the surface of Mars with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

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 water they called a possible habitat for microbial life.

February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018

NASA turns selfies by Mars rover into stunning self-portrait

NASA has transformed selfies taken by its Mars rover Curiosity into a stunning self-portrait.

January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018

Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers say.

October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017

In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on Mars

In sunglasses and jumpsuits, a crew of European test astronauts is laying the groundwork for a Mars simulation in the barren expanse of the Omani desert, a terrestrial mission intended to pave the way to the red planet.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Ice on Mars: The red planet going through an ice age

Mars is going through an ice age, according to a new study. Based on radar data collected by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers at the Southwest Research Institute have found an increase in ice at Mars' north pole is consistent with the long-term drop in temperature associated with an ice age.

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 13.7 kilometres (45,000 feet) above Earth, reports Science Alert.

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.