Mars mission

Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

The grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Earth and Mars have a hazardous existence because of the way that they travel. 

Oct 11, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
Dubai's 'space simulation city' has big plans for human survival on Mars (Pics inside)

Dubai's 'space simulation city' has big plans for human survival on Mars (Pics inside)

Dubai is coming up with plans to establish a 'space simulation city' to provide "a viable and realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars."

Oct 03, 2017, 11:20 AM IST
Six-member NASA crew exit qurantined Mars-like habitat

Six-member NASA crew exit qurantined Mars-like habitat

Their experiment included everything from being forced to live in the cramped habitat of the dome to having to rely solely on packaged food - and virtually no contact with another living soul.

Sep 17, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Astronauts' survival on Mars not a problem anymore! Scientists find a solution in human waste

Astronauts' survival on Mars not a problem anymore! Scientists find a solution in human waste

There will be limited cargo on the Martian spacecraft, which could amount to inconvenience during exploration on the planet.

Aug 25, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!

A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!

The space agency has been in news for years regarding the future possiblity of sending humans on the red planet.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:38 PM IST
Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Researchers plan to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a "walkabout" survey of the area above it.

Jun 26, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Mars astronauts at increased risk of cancer

Mars astronauts at increased risk of cancer

Previous studies have shown the health risks from galactic cosmic ray exposure to astronauts include cancer, central nervous system effects, cataracts, circulatory diseases and acute radiation syndromes. 

Jun 06, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Stunning images of ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars beamed back by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Stunning images of ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars beamed back by NASA's Opportunity rover!

The process that carved Perseverance Valley into the rim of Endeavour Crater billions of years ago has not yet been identified.

May 16, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission

Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission

The lunar presence would serve as a launching point for the spacecraft that will carry humans to Mars, a NASA official said.

May 11, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
Colonies on Mars to be made out of these home-made bricks?

Colonies on Mars to be made out of these home-made bricks?

Remarkably, the technique requires only that the red-hued building blocks be compressed in a precise way – no additives or baking required.

Apr 28, 2017, 10:46 AM IST
Technical and budget challenges may delay Mars spacecraft's first mission, says NASA

Technical and budget challenges may delay Mars spacecraft's first mission, says NASA

It cites delays in the development of the Orion service module, provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as technical risks from changes in the design of the capsule's heat shield.

Apr 14, 2017, 21:30 PM IST
Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars

Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars

This desert in northern Chile, like the red planet, is hot, dusty and extremely dry.

Apr 06, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
NASA ponders smaller experiments to 'hitch a ride' to the Red Planet

NASA ponders smaller experiments to 'hitch a ride' to the Red Planet

Only seven successful missions to the surface of Mars have taken place in the history of spaceflight.

Mar 01, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
NASA's solution for a home for astronauts sent to Mars is as cold as ice!

NASA's solution for a home for astronauts sent to Mars is as cold as ice!

Officially called the 'Mars Ice Home', NASA's working model is an inflatable, inner-tube-like device that, when inflated fully, is covered with a thick sheet of protective ice.

Jan 02, 2017, 09:47 AM IST
Europe gives nod to 1.4 billion euros for Mars rover, ISS: European Space Agency

Europe gives nod to 1.4 billion euros for Mars rover, ISS: European Space Agency

Europe has approved an extra 1.4 billion euros (USD 1.5 billion) today to resuscitate a life-seeking Mars rover project and keep its place on the ISS.

Dec 02, 2016, 20:56 PM IST
National Geographic on new TV mission to Mars

National Geographic on new TV mission to Mars

A first-of-its-kind TV series that combines documentary with scripted drama is set to take audiences around the world on a new Mars mission from next week.

Nov 12, 2016, 23:05 PM IST
NASA's Curiosity captures strange rock on Mars surface; scientists confirm it's an iron meteorite! - See pic

NASA's Curiosity captures strange rock on Mars surface; scientists confirm it's an iron meteorite! - See pic

Laser-zapping of the globular, golf-ball-size object confirmed that it is an iron-nickel meteorite fallen from the Red Planet's sky.

Nov 03, 2016, 21:51 PM IST
NASA launches giant satellite antenna to assist with manned spaceflights to Mars!

NASA launches giant satellite antenna to assist with manned spaceflights to Mars!

The device is the second of its kind at the complex and forms part of the US space agency’s Deep Space Network which has similar research centres in California and Spain.

Nov 03, 2016, 19:29 PM IST
 Fate of ESA's Mars lander still unknown; India last country to receive signal: Report

Fate of ESA's Mars lander still unknown; India last country to receive signal: Report

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander that was expected to touch down on Red planet's surface on Wednesday is still untraceable.

Oct 20, 2016, 12:09 PM IST
Mars-bound astronauts, beware: Deep space travel could lead to chronic dementia!

Mars-bound astronauts, beware: Deep space travel could lead to chronic dementia!

The study says that astronauts travelling to Mars on future extended missions may face chronic dementia risk from exposure to galactic cosmic rays.

Oct 10, 2016, 21:10 PM IST