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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.

Mars orbiter detects carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet

Mars orbiter detects carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet

Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted traces of carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet. The orbiter has found that carbon dioxide ice more often covers the ground at night in some mid-latitude regions than in polar regions of the Red Planet, where it is generally absent for much of summer and fall.

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.

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.

NASA recruitment drive for Mars: Do you have what it takes to work on Red planet?

NASA recruitment drive for Mars: Do you have what it takes to work on Red planet?

The vibrant posters feature 'advertisements' for teachers, surveyors and farmers, among a raft of other occupations.

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.

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

Watch: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years today!

The Red Planet will be about 46.8 million miles away from the Earth, its closest distance since November 2005.

After 11 years Mars will come closest to Earth on May 30

After 11 years Mars will come closest to Earth on May 30

This close distance will make the Red planet appear slightly bigger and brighter than the usual in the sky.

Mars once hosted habitable environments, reveals study!

Mars once hosted habitable environments, reveals study!

"Identification of these ancient carbonates and clays on Mars represents a window into history when the climate on Mars was very different from the cold and dry desert of today," said Janice Bishop of the SETI Institute in the US.

Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!

Watch: New Hubble portrait of Red Planet ahead of Mars Opposition this weekend!

The telescope, well known for its picturesque views of nebulae and galaxies, imaged this image on May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth. 

Mars Opposition on May 22, 2016: How to view as planet appears at its brightest in over a decade!

Mars Opposition on May 22, 2016: How to view as planet appears at its brightest in over a decade!

On Sunday, May 22, Mars, Earth and the sun will all line up, with Earth directly in the middle.

Volcanoes erupted beneath ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago

Volcanoes erupted beneath ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago

The new findings could help reveal if the Martian environment had flowing water and was once habitable.

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

Here are some amazing things you must know about our solar system this week.

Four Indian teams to compete in NASA's rover challenge

Four Indian teams to compete in NASA's rover challenge

The rover challenge requires student teams to design, construct, test and race human-powered rovers through an obstacle course that simulates the terrain potentially found on distant planets, asteroids or moons.

How wind created mile-high mounds on Mars

How wind created mile-high mounds on Mars

 Wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years, say researchers, suggesting that their location can help pin down when water on the Red Planet dried up during a global climate change event.

New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details – Watch!

New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details – Watch!

Gravity maps allow us to see inside a planet, just as a doctor uses an X-ray to see inside a patient, says scientist.

Russia-Europe rocket blasts off on mission seeking life on Mars

Russia-Europe rocket blasts off on mission seeking life on Mars

Russia`s Proton rocket carrying the spacecraft launched into an overcast sky at the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in the Kazakh steppe at 0931 GMT according to plan.

NASA's Mars rover spots sandstone nodule on Mount Sharp, Mars- See pic!

NASA's Mars rover spots sandstone nodule on Mount Sharp, Mars- See pic!

The US space agency NASA's Mars Curiosity Mars rover has spotted an individual grains of sand and laminations from the sandstone deposit in which the nodule formed on Mount Sharp, Mars.