Mars

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the US space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an aircraft will be used on another world.

May 12, 2018, 06:48 AM IST
First NASA lander to study Mars interior launched from California

First NASA lander to study Mars interior launched from California

An Atlas 5 rocket soared into space early on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

May 05, 2018, 17:18 PM IST
Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, according to a study which simulated the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars on body.

Apr 18, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
NASA all set to send its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior on May 5

NASA all set to send its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior on May 5

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its first-ever such mission to Mars to study its deep interior and find traces of how it was formed.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:19 AM IST
Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.

Apr 09, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

A supersonic parachute designed for future missions to Mars has undergone a successful test in which it was sent very high up in the sky in a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Apr 02, 2018, 18:01 PM IST
NASA set to launch its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior

NASA set to launch its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to go on a journey to Mars to study the deep interior of the Red Planet and find traces of how it was formed.

Mar 30, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has achieved a new milestone as it completes 2,000 days on the Martian surface.

Mar 26, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
'Mars oceans formed much earlier than thought'

'Mars oceans formed much earlier than thought'

It is also possible that volcanic eruptions created channels that allowed underground water to reach the surface and fill the northern plains.

Mar 20, 2018, 18:06 PM IST
'Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity'

'Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity'

In his book, Michio Kaku has made shocking predictions which uncannily echo what Stephen Hawking had said once – that humans must leave the Earth or humanity will perish.

Mar 07, 2018, 15:57 PM IST
'Tesla in space may have carried largest load of bacteria from Earth'

'Tesla in space may have carried largest load of bacteria from Earth'

While rocket test flights usually have a dummy payload, SpaceX founder Musk sent up his personal Tesla Roadster instead.

Feb 28, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
Elon Musk can send humans to Mars by 2040, says astronaut Tim Peake

Elon Musk can send humans to Mars by 2040, says astronaut Tim Peake

Earlier this month, SpaceX made headlines with the launch of the world's most powerful rocket Falcon Heavy, into space, which also carried a cherry red Tesla Roadster.

Feb 27, 2018, 17:33 PM IST
Six-member team of Israeli researchers completes mock Mars mission in Negev desert

Six-member team of Israeli researchers completes mock Mars mission in Negev desert

The participants were investigating various fields relevant to a future Mars mission, including satellite communications, the psychological effects of isolation, radiation measurements and searching for life signs in the soil.

Feb 20, 2018, 10:16 AM IST
Will Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster collide with Earth or Venus?

Will Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster collide with Earth or Venus?

After running a series of simulations using sophisticated software that can track the motion of objects in space, scientists determined the probability of it colliding with Earth and Venus over the next one million years to be 6 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.

Feb 19, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
NASA's Opportunity observes 'rock stripes' on Mars that may suggest actions of water

NASA's Opportunity observes 'rock stripes' on Mars that may suggest actions of water

Opportunity was planned as a 90-sol mission as NASA did not expect the rover to survive through a Martian winter.  

Feb 19, 2018, 11:02 AM IST
NASA to return massive chunk of Mars to the Red Planet onboard its 2020 rover

NASA to return massive chunk of Mars to the Red Planet onboard its 2020 rover

Earth has a limited supply of Martian meteorites, which scientists determined were blasted off Mars' surface millions of years ago.

Feb 14, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space

Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space

The new observation of the Roadster, obtained by a robotically controlled telescope, showed the car moving across the night sky. 

Feb 12, 2018, 11:21 AM IST
NASA's small nuclear reactor to power habitat on Mars

NASA's small nuclear reactor to power habitat on Mars

This pioneering space fission power system could provide up to 10 kilowatts of electrical power, enough to run two average households, continuously for at least 10 years

Jan 19, 2018, 11:31 AM IST
There may be water on Mars, reveals NASA - See pic

There may be water on Mars, reveals NASA - See pic

The ice sheets extend from just below the surface to a depth of 100 meters or more and appear to contain distinct layers. 
 

Jan 12, 2018, 16:26 PM IST
NASA Rover's images similar to trace fossils on Mars: Scientists

NASA Rover's images similar to trace fossils on Mars: Scientists

The first new batch of 2018 photographs taken Curiosity Lens Imager (MAHLI) could be similar to Ordovician trace fossils.
 

Jan 06, 2018, 16:30 PM IST