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Rare cosmic event: Sun, Earth and Mars line up

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 09:51

Skywatchers were in for a rare celestial treat on Tuesday night when Mars, Earth and the sun arranged in a nearly straight line.

First Mars settlers to devour grasshoppers?

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:13

Even as scientists explore possibilities of human settlement on the red planet, speculations are now on as to what could be the diet of the first human settlers in Mars.

Mars comes closest to Earth in six and a half years

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 10:38

Researchers have revealed that this month Mars is at its closest to Earth in the past six and a half years.

Martian dust reveals water content in ancient times

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:19

Mars rover Curiosity has more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil and in the process revealed a more detailed image of how much water was once present on the Red Planet.

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:04

Efforts to send humans to Mars would likely expose them to health risks beyond the limits of what NASA currently allows, an independent panel of medical experts said today.

Revealed: How Mars lost its reservoir of water

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 19:08

As scientists the world over are excited about the presence of water on Mars, a new research on meteorites reveals how the water vanished from the Martian surface.

NASA releases images of comet headed for Mars

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19:20

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has released new pictures of a comet poised to give Mars a close shave later this year.

Researchers test gear for future missions in Mars-mimicking chamber

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 20:57

Researchers have designed a vacuum chamber capable of mimicking conditions on Mars to test gear for use in future missions.

Mars on Earth: vacuum chambers mimic the Red Planet

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 02:03

Scientists have built Mars here on Earth -- at least within the walls of a simulation chamber that mimics conditions on the Red Planet down to its Martian dust, according to a paper out Tuesday.

Big gully like river channel spotted on Mars

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 12:46

A NASA spacecraft has spotted a big gully on Mars, a feature which is believed to have formed only within the last three years.

When earth goes red for better health!

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:45

In a stunning view, NASA has captured the earth donning the role of Red Planet!

Mars meteorite could solve mysteries of Red Planet

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 14:55

A piece of rock that found its way from Mars to a desert in northwest Africa may help reveal the history and evolution of Mars.