Mars probe

SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket to carry Tesla Roadster to Mars

SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket to carry Tesla Roadster to Mars

The rocket was originally supposed to take flight back in 2013 or 2014, but its maiden flight is now pegged for January 2018.

Dec 03, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
NASA develops new unmanned rover for Mars 2020 mission

NASA develops new unmanned rover for Mars 2020 mission

JPL is also developing a new landing technology that will allow the rover to visit sites deemed too risky for Curiosity and shave miles off its journey.

Nov 29, 2017, 16:26 PM IST
'Flowing' water on Mars could actually be sand, reveals study

'Flowing' water on Mars could actually be sand, reveals study

The study is based on observations made with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Nov 22, 2017, 08:32 AM IST
Over 1 lakh Indians will be 'travelling' to Mars, country ranks third in global list

Over 1 lakh Indians will be 'travelling' to Mars, country ranks third in global list

NASA on Wednesday stated, that India ranks third in the global list with regard to the number of names submitted for the Mars mission.

Nov 09, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
NASA's Mars 2020 rover will study the Red Planet with 23 'eyes'

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will study the Red Planet with 23 'eyes'

After Pathfinder (1997), the Spirit and Opportunity rovers were designed with 10 cameras each, including on their landers; Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover has 17.

Nov 01, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
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
First images of Martian moon Phobos in infrared wavelengths captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey

First images of Martian moon Phobos in infrared wavelengths captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey

 Phobos has an oblong shape with an average diameter of about 22 kilometres.  

Oct 08, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Scientists discover whole-planet aurora on Mars triggered by solar storm

Scientists discover whole-planet aurora on Mars triggered by solar storm

Thanks to MAVEN, scientists have discovered that a solar event has sparked a global aurora at the Martian surface and caused the radiation level to double than highest ever recorded.

Oct 01, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA

No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA

Data will keep coming from Mars to Earth, although loss or corruption of some bits is anticipated and the data will be retransmitted later.

Jul 18, 2017, 00:24 AM 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
Up above Mars so high: NASA's MRO captures Curiosity scaling the Martian surface! - See pic

Up above Mars so high: NASA's MRO captures Curiosity scaling the Martian surface! - See pic

The image was taken on June 5, 2017, two months before the fifth anniversary of Curiosity's landing near Mount Sharp on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6, 2017, EDT and Universal Time).

Jun 23, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
Microbial life on Mars? Ancient lake on Red Planet shows evidence of existence!

Microbial life on Mars? Ancient lake on Red Planet shows evidence of existence!

Curiosity's primary goal when it landed inside Gale Crater in 2012 was to determine whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favourable for microbial life.

Jun 02, 2017, 18:20 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
Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official

Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official

Research on the planet's structure, composition and environment would be conducted.

Mar 01, 2017, 22:10 PM IST
Three potential landing sites shortlisted for NASA's Mars 2020 mission!

Three potential landing sites shortlisted for NASA's Mars 2020 mission!

 After much debate and discussion, the participants in a landing site workshop for the 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation.

Feb 12, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
China's deep space exploration plans include two probes on Mars and one on Jupiter!

China's deep space exploration plans include two probes on Mars and one on Jupiter!

Not just Mars, but China also plans to take its deep space exploration program forward by launching a probe to Jupiter.

Jan 30, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
China's first Mars probe: Eight unusual names shortlisted for spacecraft!

China's first Mars probe: Eight unusual names shortlisted for spacecraft!

Space Day, falling on April 24, has been selected as the day the final name for the Mars probe will be announced.

Jan 29, 2017, 21:49 PM IST
See pic: Stunning layered rocks adorn the surface of Mars – NASA's Curiosity goes click-click!

See pic: Stunning layered rocks adorn the surface of Mars – NASA's Curiosity goes click-click!

Curiosity has beamed back in what appears to be beautifully detailed colour images of the Martian surface.

Sep 12, 2016, 20:17 PM IST
NASA reschedules, announces possible Red Planet probe in 2018!

NASA reschedules, announces possible Red Planet probe in 2018!

The spacecraft launch that was supposed to happen this month had to be delayed due to a vacuum leak in its prime science instrument in December.

Mar 10, 2016, 08:45 AM IST
China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020

China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020

China's Mars rover will be larger, tougher and a better climber, experts said Tuesday as the country plans to send a space mission to land a rover on the Red Planet by 2020.

Nov 11, 2014, 21:14 PM IST