Mars
Planning the future  ESA · 8 hours
Updates on mission concepts for planetary defence, Solar System science and Mars exploration live from the European Planetary Science Congress Wednesday 12:15-13:15 CEST more
Landing site flyover  ESA · 15 hours
New 3D models of Rosalind Franklin’s landing site aid preparations for the rover’s mission on Mars more
Image: North polar dunes on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
This captivating image was taken in the north polar region of Mars by the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's CaSSIS camera. more
Defrosting dunes  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Bursts of gas from defrosting ice create the dark patches in this martian dune field more
NASA's Mars 2020 comes full circle  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Engineers took NASA's Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was rotated clockwise and counterclockwise at about 1 revolution per minute on what is called a spin table in... more
Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say  REUTERS · 5 days
A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside... more
Researcher calculates optimal trajectories to Mars and Mercury for a spacecraft with electric propulsion  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
RUDN University mathematician has proposed a method for calculating the optimal trajectory of spacecraft with electric propulsion, whose thrust is... more
Image: Avalanche season on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Every spring, the sun shines on the side of the stack of layers at the North Pole of Mars known as the north polar layered deposits. The warmth destabilizes the ice and blocks break loose. more
A new journey into Earth for space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets. ESA's latest training adventure will equip an international crew with skills to... more
Destination Mars  ESA · 7 days
Technology image of the week: Models of ESA’s current ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and forthcoming ExoMars Rover will be on show during our 6 October Open Day more
A new journey into Earth for space exploration  ESA · 7 days
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets.... more
India's Moon mission: Preparing a pitstop for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
India is due this weekend to become only the fourth nation after the US, Russia and China to land a spacecraft on the Moon, but there is more at stake than that. more
New insight into how much atmosphere Mars lost  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of day and the surface temperature on the Red Planet, according to new observations by... more
Tiny specks in space could be the key to finding Martian life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Next year, both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will send new rovers to Mars to hunt for evidence of past life. more
'Martian CSI' reveals how asteroid impacts created running water under red planet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Modern analysis of Martian meteorites has revealed unprecedented details about how asteroid impacts help create temporary sources of running water on the red planet. more
A concrete advantage for space explorers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When humans go to the Moon or Mars to stay, they will need to construct safe places in which to live and work. The most widely used building material on Earth, concrete, may be the answer.... more
InSight mission seeking new ways to fix heat flow probe  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Members of the InSight mission team are using a break in spacecraft operations to study new... more
For the first time, astronomers catch asteroid in the act of changing color  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Last December, scientists discovered an "active" asteroid within the asteroid belt, sandwiched between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The space rock,... more
NASA's Mars helicopter attached to Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Engineers attached NASA's Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft to fly on another planet, to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover today in the High Bay 1 clean room... more
NASA invites students to name Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Red rover, red rover, send a name for Mars 2020 right over! NASA is recruiting help from students nationwide to find a name for its next Mars rover mission. more
ExoMars rover ready for environment testing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover has completed its construction activities in the UK and will now depart to France for testing under the conditions of the Red Planet's environment. more
Mars Missions Stop in Their Tracks as Red Planet Drifts to the Far Side of Sun  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Mars mission managers are dealing with the biggest source of electromagnetic interference in the solar system. more
ExoMars rover ready for environment testing  ESA · 3 weeks
The Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover has completed its construction activities in the UK and will now depart to France for testing under the conditions... more
Atacama Desert Microbes May Hold Clues to Life on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by... more
What's Mars solar conjunction, and why does it matter?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The daily chatter between antennas here on Earth and those on NASA spacecraft at Mars is about to get much quieter for a few weeks. more
Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Mapping the evolution of complex uranium oxide species has practical applications from Mars exploration to nuclear proliferation detection. more
Scientists explore outback as testbed for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This week, scientists from NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission joined their counterparts from the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission in an expedition to the Australian Outback, one of the most remote, arid regions on the... more
Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock that rolled  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction. more
Rolling Stones get a little piece of Mars to call their own  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick and the boys some serious satisfaction. more
Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind, according to a study conducted in the Atacama Desert in North... more
Salt deposits on Mars hold clues to sources of ancient water  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For centuries, miners have burrowed into the earth in search of salt—laid down in thick layers from ancient oceans long since evaporated. When scientists saw huge... more
A step closer to solving the methane mystery on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists have taken an important step towards revealing the mysterious source of methane on Mars, by refining estimates of the gas in the planet's atmosphere. more
Space Council recommendations address exploration and management concerns  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Despite a strong public endorsement of NASA’s efforts to return humans to the moon as a step towards Mars, a... more
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover  ESA · 4 weeks
The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples... more
Ancient Mars was warm with occasional rain, turning cold  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists have long known that water was abundant on ancient Mars, but there has been no consensus on whether liquid water was common, or whether it was largely frozen in... more
Video: Moving on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The ExoMars mission will see Rosalind Franklin the rover and its surface platform Kazachok land on the Red Planet in 2021. From fine-grained soil to large boulders and slopes, the rover has to be able to move across many types... more
6 Reasons Astrobiologists Are Holding Out Hope for Life on Mars  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
There are some very good reasons to believe that primitive lifeforms may lurk on the Red Planet. more
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