Mars Curiosity rover

NASA rover finds diverse minerals in Martian rocks

NASA rover finds diverse minerals in Martian rocks

Curiosity landed near Mount Sharp in Gale Crater in August 2012. It reached the base of the mountain in 2014. Layers of rocks at the base of Mount Sharp accumulated as sediment within ancient lakes around 3.5 billion years ago. 

Jun 12, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
New test to detect signs of life on alien planets

New test to detect signs of life on alien planets

The test uses a liquid-based technique known as capillary electrophoresis to separate a mixture of organic molecules into its components.

Jan 30, 2017, 11:47 AM IST
NASA to announce new findings on Earth, space science missions – Ceres, Earth’s flowing ice, Mars to be featured in briefings

NASA to announce new findings on Earth, space science missions – Ceres, Earth’s flowing ice, Mars to be featured in briefings

NASA will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union which is being held from December 12-16 in San Francisco.

Dec 09, 2016, 11:54 AM IST