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Curiosity travels through ancient glaciers on Mars

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 19:42

NASA`s rover Curiosity is currently traversing the martian crater Gale, that was covered with glaciers about 3,500 million years ago, scientists say.

NASA orbiter captures new crater on Mars

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 21:38

Researchers have discovered the largest fresh meteor-impact crater on Mars which was firmly documented with before-and-after images captured by NASA`s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

NASA’s Curiosity rover drills hole into 3rd Martian rock for sample test

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 14:07

Last week NASA’s Curiosity Rover conducted a successful test bore into a sandstone slab at “Kimberley”. This week it decided to go for a deep drill excursion into the Martian rock target called “Windjama.

Mars crater once held a water lake?

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 14:45

A Martian crater may have once held a vast lake of water, a new research has claimed. A new analysis by a team led by Steve Ruff from Arizona State University suggests floodwaters entered the crater through the huge valley that breaches `Lake Gusev` southern rim.

NASA`s Curiosity rover to drive over sand dune

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 11:28

NASA`s Curiosity Mars rover will likely drive westward over a sand dune and across a valley with fewer sharp rock hazards than alternative routes.

Mercury crater named after John Lennon

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 15:09

The International Astronomical Union has approved a proposal from the

Crater linked to dinosaur extinction mapped

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:10

Scientists have for the first time created a detailed map of the underwater crater that possibly led to the extinction of dinosaurs about 65 million years ago.

Clay mineralogy reveals new clues about Mars’ past habitability

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:42

Researchers have said that the first detailed examination of clay mineralogy in its original setting on Mars is offering new insights on the planet`s past habitability.

Large impact crater could hold clues about Moon`s mantle

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 11:31

Researchers sifting through data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper that flew aboard India`s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter found a diverse mineralogy in the subsurface of the giant South Pole Aitken basin.

NASA rover finds remnants of freshwater lake on Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:22

A US space agency rover tooling around on the dry surface of Mars has for the first time uncovered direct evidence of what used to be a freshwater lake, scientists said Monday.

NASA probe to determine hazards of deep-space radiation

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 10:19

Scientists have published comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a University of New Hampshire led detector aboard NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

Mars rover Opportunity begins mountain climbing

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 13:06

NASA`s mars rover Opportunity has begun scaling the tallest hill that it has yet encountered in its nearly 10 years of exploration.