MAVEN's first results may offer clues to how Mars lost atmosphere
MAVEN's first results may offer clues to how Mars lost atmosphere

The first results from NASA's MAVEN mission may be able to provide clues regarding how Mars lost its atmosphere to space over time.

India, US set up joint working group for Mars studies
India, US set up joint working group for Mars studies

India and the US have set up an ISRO-NASA joint working group to explore the possibility of enhancing cooperation for the study of Mars, the government said Wednesday.

Comet debris may lead to long-term changes in Martian atmosphere: NASA
Comet debris may lead to long-term changes in Martian atmosphere: NASA

NASA has revealed that the debris of a wayward comet that buzzed by Mars has had temporary effects on the planet's upper atmosphere, but can also lead to possible longer-term changes.

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars
NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars

A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars Sunday, NASA said in a statement.

NASA and ISRO join hands for future Mars missions
NASA and ISRO join hands for future Mars missions

NASA and ISRO have agreed to cooperate on future explorations of Mars, which America believes will yield "tangible benefits" to both the countries and the world at large.

Twitter exchanges between ISRO, NASA on Mars mission

ISRO reached out to lakhs of social media users by giving a blow by blow account of the successful historic Mars Orbit Insertion today, even as it launched the MOM's official Twitter handle, @MarsOrbiter.

US congratulates India for MOM's success
US congratulates India for MOM's success

The US today congratulated India for entering into the elite group of space-faring nations after the succesful insertion of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) into the planet's orbit.

NASA welcomes Indian Mars mission with 'Namaste'
NASA welcomes Indian Mars mission with 'Namaste'

As India entered the history books with insertion of its maiden Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) into the Martian orbit early Wednesday, NASA's 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO's Mars Orbiter and NASA's 2014 Mars mission Maven that entered the Mars orbit Sep 21 exchanged fun tweets.

Exploring the enigma: Successful Mars Missions so far

Mars has always been a mystery for the astronauts and a rich destination for scientific discovery and robotic and human exploration. Several attempts have been made to explore the Red planet in the past to unravel one of the most biggest enigmas - Does Life exist beyond Earth?

NASA's MAVEN enters Mars' orbit to explore atmosphere
NASA's MAVEN enters Mars' orbit to explore atmosphere

After 10-month journey of 442 million mile, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission entered into Mars orbit, the US space agency has said.

NASA's Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet
NASA's Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet

A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet today.

Small steps to Mars are a big leap for Indian companies

India`s Mangalyaan spacecraft was launched last month and then catapulted from Earth orbit on December 1.

NASA`s VeSpR rocket to probe Venus` atmosphere

NASA is sending a sounding rocket to probe the atmosphere of Venus, just a week after launching a new orbiter to investigate the upper atmosphere of Mars.

Mangalyaan, Maven will complement each other in Mars findings

ISRO and NASA will coordinate functions of their Mars Orbiters -- Mangalyaan and Maven -- once both get into orbit of the red planet in September next year.

NASA launches spacecraft to study Mars atmosphere

NASA today launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet`s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth`s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time.

NASA’s MAVEN mission set off for Mars

The US space agency (NASA) has launched its latest orbiter to Mars Monday on the hunt for clues about why the Red Planet lost much of its atmosphere.