Mars
Image: Parachute for planetfall  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Testing a candidate design for a subsonic parachute to slow a future mission to Mars inside Canada's National Research Council wind tunnel, in Ottawa. more
Western-led team may unlock rocky secrets of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Humankind may be able to reach further back into the history of its nearest planetary neighbour, unlocking the secrets to the evolution, climate, and habitability of Mars, thanks to the efforts of... more
Parachute for planetfall  ESA · 12 hours
Technology image of the week: testing a parachute design for future Mars missions within a mammoth Canadian wind tunnel more
Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen  SPACE.COM · 22 hours
Fancy some white wine on the Red Planet? Scientists in the Republic of Georgia are determined to grow grapes on Mars. more
Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Fancy some white wine on the Red Planet? Scientists in the Republic of Georgia are determined to grow grapes on Mars. more
A drill built for Mars is being used to bore into Antarctic bedrock  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
An autonomous drill originally designed for work on Mars has its first mission in Antarctica. more
Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the first pictures of a retro-looking, steely rocket called Starship that may one day carry people to the Moon and Mars. more
SpaceX Finishes Building 'Starship' Hopper Prototype (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Assembly of the test-flight version of SpaceX's Mars-colonizing "Starship" vehicle is now complete, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday night (Jan. 10). more
Video: Fifteen years imaging the Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On 25 December 2003, ESA's Mars Express entered orbit around the Red Planet. The spacecraft began returning the first images from orbit using its High Resolution Stereo Camera just a couple of weeks later,... more
Martian chronicles  ESA · 6 days
Stunning scenes captured by Mars Express during its 15 years imaging the Red Planet more
Phoenix Mars Lander: The First Spacecraft to Taste Martian Water  SPACE.COM · 1 week
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was a recycled spacecraft that became the first spacecraft to sample water on Mars. more
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Is Unique. And So Is Its Paint Job.  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Before NASA's Mars 2020 mission is ready to launch toward the Red Planet, they have to paint the new rover — a task more... more
Research reveals overweight dogs may live shorter lives  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research from the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare's WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition reveals overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights. more
Chlorate-rich Soil May Help Us Find Liquid Water on Mars  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Bacteria may be able to survive in salty water on Mars, recent experiments on Earth suggest. more
Martian drill set for Antarctic climate mission  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A drill originally developed to break through Martian rocks is set to be deployed to Antarctica on a mission which could help us understand the history of Earth's changing climate. more
On This Day in Space! Jan. 1, 1801: Giuseppe Piazzi Discovers Ceres  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On January 1, 1801, a Sicilian astronomer named Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the dwarf planet Ceres orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. See how... more
On This Day in Space! Dec. 27, 1984: Mars Meteorite ALH84001 Found in Antarctica  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
On Dec. 27, 1984, a one of the most famous Mars meteorites was found in Antarctica. See how it happened... more
This Icy Crater Near Mars' North Pole Is a Winter Wonderland (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Images of an "ever-icy" Martian crater reveal a distant yet mesmerizing winter wonderland. more
Huge Martian Crater 'Korolev' Appears Topped With Miles Of Pristine Snow  NPR · 4 weeks
The European Space Agency's new images show a 51-mile-wide ice-filled depression in the surface of Mars caused by the impact of a meteorite or other celestial... more
NASA's InSight places first instrument on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its copper-colored covering faintly illuminated... more
InSight Lander Places First Instrument on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the... more
Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This image shows what appears to be a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow – a dream for any lover of the holiday season. However, it's a little too distant... more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Water Ice-Filled Crater  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
New images from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft show an impact crater in the... more
Self-driving Rovers Tested in Mars-like Morocco  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Robots invaded the Sahara Desert for Europe’s largest rover field test, taking place in a Mars-like part of Morocco. For two weeks three rovers... more
InSight places first instrument on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its copper-colored covering faintly illuminated in the... more
InSight Deploys First Instrument onto Martian Surface  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander deployed its first instrument — the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) — onto... more
Self-driving rovers tested in Mars-like Morocco  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Robots invaded the Sahara Desert for Europe's largest rover field test, taking place in a Mars-like part of Morocco. For two weeks three rovers and more than 40 engineers tested automated navigation systems at up to... more
NASA Builds a 'Martian Rock Garden' to Prep Moves for InSight Mars Lander  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
NASA's Mars InSight lander is gearing up to deploy its science instruments on the Red Planet. Here on Earth, InSight's twin spacecraft,... more
Life on Mars: Will humans trash the planet like we have Earth?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mountains of garbage, plastics that take thousands of years to disintegrate, oil spills in pristine environments from drilling into the soil or underneath the... more
Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars  ESA · 4 weeks
This image shows what appears to be a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow – a dream for... more
Where's All the Water on Mars? Scientists (and Future Astronauts) Need to Know  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink" epitomized terrestrial seafaring exploration, and precisely the same problem may haunt any future explorers... more
Self-driving rovers tested in Mars-like Morocco  ESA · 4 weeks
Robots invaded the Sahara Desert for Europe’s largest rover field test, taking place in a Mars-like part of Morocco. For two weeks three rovers... more
NASA's InSight Lander Plays the Claw Game on Mars for 1st Time (Video)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
InSight, which landed on the Red Planet on Nov. 26, has already used its claw-like grapple to snag one of its main... more
InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen—last week. more
'Mars' Finale Wraps Season 2 with Terror and Tragedy on the Red Planet  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The whirlwind second season of National Geographic's "Mars" concludes tonight (Dec. 17) with a bang. In this final episode, the world watches... more
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Western-led team may unlock rocky secrets of Mars
PHYS.ORG
Video: Fifteen years imaging the Red Planet
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Self-driving rovers tested in Mars-like Morocco
ESA
InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden
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