Mars
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets its wheels and air brakes  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Final assembly and testing of NASA's Perseverance rover continues at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the July launch window approaches. In some of the last steps required... more
Image: Disinfection for planetary protection  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Carefully wrapped inside this donut-shaped bag is a 35-m diameter parachute that will endure a frenzied six-minute dive into the Martian atmosphere. more
Choosing rocks on Mars to bring to Earth  ESA · 2 days
If you could bring something back from Mars to Earth, what would you choose? This question is becoming reality, as... more
Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars  nanowerk · 2 days
Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These... more
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon... more
Early Mars Had Multiple Water Sources, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An analysis of two Martian meteorites — Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 and Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 — shows... more
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs,... more
NASA selects mission to study causes of giant solar particle storms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms—known as solar particle storms—into planetary space. Not only... more
A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers probed Martian meteorites to reconstruct Mars' chaotic history. Their findings suggest that Mars might not have had a global magma ocean. more
A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In Jessica Barnes' palm is an ancient, coin-sized mosaic of glass, minerals and rocks as thick as a strand of wool fiber. It is a slice... more
10.9 million names now aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign invited people around the world to submit their names to ride aboard the agency's next rover to the Red Planet. Some 10,932,295 people... more
Curiosity Sends New Selfie from Red Planet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity captured a stunning new selfie on February 26, 2020 (the 2687th Martian day, or sol, of the mission).... more
Curiosity Mars rover takes a new selfie before record climb  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recently set a record for the steepest terrain it's ever climbed, cresting the "Greenheugh Pediment," a broad sheet of rock that sits atop a... more
“Overstressed” NASA Mars exploration budget threatens missions  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Cost overruns on a major rover mission and proposals for both sample return missions and a new orbiter are straining NASA’s Mars... more
NASA's Mars perseverance rover gets its sample handling system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With the launch period for NASA's Mars Perseverance rover opening in a little less than four months, the six-wheeler is reaching significant pre-launch milestones almost daily at the Kennedy Space... more
Waves in thin air with broad effects  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mars has a very thin atmosphere, with nearly one hundredth the density of ours on Earth, and gravity pulls with little more than one third of the strength we feel on our planet. As... more
Europe-Russia delay mission to find life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A joint Russian-European expedition to find life on Mars has been postponed for two years, the Russian and European space agencies said Thursday, citing the novel coronavirus and multiple technical issues. more
ExoMars to take off for the red planet in 2022  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the Red Planet to 2022. more
Joint Russian-European Mars mission postponed over coronavirus  REUTERS · 3 weeks
A joint Russian-European mission to send a rover to Mars has been postponed by two years because its final phase has been... more
European Mars rover delayed until 2022  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Problems with parachutes, solar panels, and electrical shorts postpone launch of ExoMars more
ExoMars to take off for the Red Planet in 2022  ESA · 3 weeks
Press Release N° 6–2020 The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the... more
Mars Express Sees Intriguing Geological Features in Moreux Crater  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has captured stunning images of Moreux crater, a... more
The dark dunes of Mars: Moreux crater  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Known for its wide swathes of rippling, textured, gently sloping dunes, the Terra Sabaea region on Mars is home to many fascinating geological features—including the prominent Moreux crater, the star of a new image... more
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