Mars
Cataclysmic bashing from giant planets occurred early in our Solar System's history  Science Magazine · 1 day
Models and observations suggest that an earlier date for the upheaval can explain puzzles including a puny Mars more
Mars' water was mineral-rich and salty  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around... more
ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France. This included final thermal and vacuum tests where the Rover is heated and... more
Strange 'Martian' Mineral Mounds Rise Up from Utah's Great Salt Lake  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Rare mounds of a crystalline mineral have emerged above the surface of Utah's Great Salt Lake, where they're expected to remain just a few months before... more
ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests  ESA · 7 days
Image: The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France.... more
New Study Sheds Light on Solar System’s Great Divide  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A new study, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, suggests that our young Solar System’s protoplanetary disk was... more
NASA's Mars 2020 rover closer to getting its name  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Mars 2020 rover is one step closer to having its own name after 155 students across the U.S. were chosen as semifinalists in the "Name the Rover" essay contest.... more
Rippling ice and storms at Mars' north pole  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA's Mars Express has captured beautiful images of the icy cap sitting at Mars' north pole, complete with bright swathes of ice, dark troughs and depressions, and signs of strong winds and... more
Mars’ north polar ice cap in 3D  ESA · 1 week
Image: This image shows shows part of the ice cap at Mars’ north pole in 3D when viewed using red-green or red-blue... more
Stormy activity at Mars’ icy north pole  ESA · 1 week
Image: This image shows part of the ice cap sitting at Mars’ north pole, complete with bright swathes of ice, dark troughs... more
Mars’ north pole in context  ESA · 1 week
Image: This image shows shows the ice cap at Mars’ north pole. The area outlined by the bold white box indicates the area imaged by the... more
Rippling ice and storms at Mars’ north pole  ESA · 1 week
ESA’s Mars Express has captured beautiful images of the icy cap sitting at Mars’ north pole, complete with bright swathes... more
Rare salt formations appear along the Great Salt Lake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rare salt formations have been documented for the first time on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, and they could yield insights about salt structures found on Mars before... more
Eyeing Moon, NASA hosts first public astronaut graduation ceremony  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA on Friday celebrated its latest class of graduating astronauts at a public ceremony in Houston, honoring a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return... more
NASA's latest astronaut graduates almost half women  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA on Friday honored its latest class of graduating astronauts in a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return to... more
Mars: Water could disappear faster than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The small red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory as well as past observations would suggest. An international research team has just revealed that water vapor is accumulating in large quantities... more
Water could disappear from Mars faster than expected  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mars is losing water more quickly than theory and observations would suggest. The gradual disappearance of water (H2O) occurs in the upper atmosphere of Mars as sunlight and chemistry disassociate water molecules... more
The Decade of Mars: How the 2020s May Be a New Era of Red Planet Exploration  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The 2010s saw big advances in Mars exploration, but the new decade may bring even more... more
ESA preview 2020  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:04:00 The year 2020 will see new and exciting European space missions, from journeys to the Sun and back to Mars, and from innovative telecommunications satellites to the continuing... more
ESA TV Preview 2020  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:04:00 2020 will once more  bring new and exciting missions  close to home or far away. From new and innovative Telecom satellites to continuation of Copernicus Earth... more
Research sheds light on the moon's dark craters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The next wave of robots to fly to Mars in 2020 could offer scientists an unprecedented understanding of Earth's closest neighboring planet. But there are still mysteries to be solved much closer... more
Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future... more
China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
China Friday launched one of the world's most powerful rockets in a major step forward for its planned mission to Mars in 2020. more
Developing a Technique to Study Past Martian Climate  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Joanna Clark has been interested in geology ever since she was a child. Today, the University of Houston doctoral student... more
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