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Mars had climate suitable for life four billion years ago

Mars had climate suitable for life four billion years ago

Since the 1970s, scientists have identified valleys and channels on Mars which they think were carved out and eroded by rain and surface runoff, just like on the Earth.

NASA's Curiosity rover captures 360-degree view of buttes and mesas on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover captures 360-degree view of buttes and mesas on Mars

The US space agency NASA has released a 360-degree view of eroded mesas and buttes on the red planet.

NASA's asteroid mission brings astronauts closer to Mars

NASA's asteroid mission brings astronauts closer to Mars

ARM is a two-part mission that will integrate robotic and crewed spacecraft operations in the proving ground of deep space to demonstrate key capabilities needed for NASA's journey to Mars.

Mangalyaan still going strong, to have course correction: ISRO

Mangalyaan still going strong, to have course correction: ISRO

Nearly two years after it was launched, 'Mangalyaan' is still functioning well, and with a planned course correction next January to extend its battery life, it would keep going for many years, ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar said on Wednesday.

NASA shortlists six firms to develop habitats for Red planet

NASA shortlists six firms to develop habitats for Red planet

US space agency NASA has selected six US companies to develop habitats for Mars mission. This step comes in a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red planet as these firms will be responsible to develop prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.

Mineral veins on Mars result of evaporating ancient lakes

Mineral veins on Mars result of evaporating ancient lakes

Providing evidence of a long and varied history of water on the Red Planet, a new study has shown that mineral veins found in Mars's Gale Crater were formed by the evaporation of ancient lakes.

Happy fourth, Curiosity: NASA celebrates rover's anniversary with new social media game!

Happy fourth, Curiosity: NASA celebrates rover's anniversary with new social media game!

4th August, 2016 marks Curiosity's fourth anniversary on the Red Planet and this evidently calls for a celebration, which NASA has wasted no time in doing!

Mars gullies likely not formed by liquid water: Study

Mars gullies likely not formed by liquid water: Study

The finding will allow researchers to further narrow theories about how martian gullies form, and unveil more details about Mars' recent geologic processes.

NASA's Viking mission data to unfold Mars' mystery

NASA's Viking mission data to unfold Mars' mystery

The US space agency NASA's Viking mission made history forty years ago when it became the first to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on the red planet, Mars.

NASA's NEEMO 21 research mission begins, aquanauts splash down!

NASA's NEEMO 21 research mission begins, aquanauts splash down!

The US space agency began its new mission named 'NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21' on July 21, 2016.

NASA's new institute to explore ways to protect astronauts

NASA's new institute to explore ways to protect astronauts

The NASA Translational Research Institute (NTRI) will implement a “bench-to-spaceflight” model, moving results or methods from laboratory experiments or clinical trials to point-of-care astronaut health and performance applications.

Dark streaks on Mars may indicate flowing water: Study

Dark streaks on Mars may indicate flowing water: Study

Recurring slope linae, dark streaks that change seasonally, on Martian slopes indicate presence of flowing water, according to a new study of thousands of such features in the red planet's largest canyon system.

Martian moons not 'captives' of Red Planet, say studies

Martian moons not 'captives' of Red Planet, say studies

Due to their small size and irregular shape, Phobos and Deimos strongly resembled asteroids but no one understood how Mars could have "captured" them and made them into satellites with almost circular and equatorial orbits. 

Atmosphere of ancient Mars had high levels of oxygen: NASA

Atmosphere of ancient Mars had high levels of oxygen: NASA

NASA draws parallel between ancient Mars and the Earth in terms of presence of oxygen and suggested that the atmosphere of the Red Planet had high levels of oxygen than it has now.

Alien or rock formation? UFO hunters claim extraterrestrial presence on Mars! - See pic

Alien or rock formation? UFO hunters claim extraterrestrial presence on Mars! - See pic

Slightly more than a decade ago, a bizarre six-inch skeleton was unearthed in Chile’s Atacama Desert, which gave rise to speculations that aliens had crash-landed on Earth.

Unexpected mineral spotted on Mars: NASA

Unexpected mineral spotted on Mars: NASA

Scientists claim to have discovered tridymite -- an unexpected silica mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars that may alter our understanding of how the Red Planet evolved.

Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!

Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!

The International Astronomical Union has christened a 9.8 km (six mile) wide crater on Mars, Langtang.

A chance meeting: Moon to make contact with Saturn tonight!

A chance meeting: Moon to make contact with Saturn tonight!

Tonight step outside after 9:30 pm and look at the night sky in southeast direction. The magnificient ringed planet can be easily spotted next to the moon.

NASA reveals massive dust storms on Mars surface

NASA reveals massive dust storms on Mars surface

Temperature recordings show both, direct and indirect effects of dust storms in the Martian atmosphere.

Check out: Beautiful view of frosted sand dunes on Mars

Check out: Beautiful view of frosted sand dunes on Mars

The US space agency NASA, recently released a beautiful view of the red planet, Mars covered with frosted sand dunes.