UAE unveils Mars mission plan
UAE unveils Mars mission plan

 The UAE on Wednesday unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars in 2021 to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, a media report said.

NASA seeks public inputs for longer human stay on Mars
NASA seeks public inputs for longer human stay on Mars

The US space agency has sought ideas from people about what is necessary to ensure a continuous human presence on the Red Planet.

Mars' surface could hold briny water
Mars' surface could hold briny water

Briny water may exist under certain conditions on the surface of Mars but it may not support life, data collected on the red planet by NASA's Curiosity rover indicates.

Astronauts at high risk of dementia-like condition

What happens to an astronaut's brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It's besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, reveals a new study.

Extended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars bound astronauts with dementia
Extended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars bound astronauts with dementia

Astronauts who have extended mission on Mars may suffer dementia due to the exposure to galactic cosmic ray for long.

NASA ropes in small businesses to further Mars journey
NASA ropes in small businesses to further Mars journey

The US space agency has selected proposals from 254 small businesses and 39 research institutions in the US for grants to develop new technologies that will further NASA's journey to Mars.

Space radiation may harm astronauts' brains: Study

Flying people to deep space -- like Mars or an asteroid -- is high on NASA's wish list, but research on mice suggested on Friday that extended radiation exposure permanently harms the brain.

Two-way human trip to Mars possible with electric solar sail
Two-way human trip to Mars possible with electric solar sail

Electric solar wind sail could make continuous bidirectional manned Mars flights possible by utilising water mined from the asteroids, researchers claim.

NASA 3-D prints first copper rocket engine part

 NASA engineers have developed the first full-scale, 3-D printed copper rocket engine part - a combustion chamber liner that operates at extreme temperatures and pressures.

NASA seeks ideas to protect humans on Mars journey
NASA seeks ideas to protect humans on Mars journey

NASA is offering an award of up to $30,000 for innovative design ideas to protect a spacecraft's crew on the journey to Mars.

Forget ice, Mars may have liquid water
Forget ice, Mars may have liquid water

Adding to the growing literature on possible life conditions on the Red Planet, new research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there is liquid water close to the surface of Mars.

`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery
`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery

First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon -- the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.

Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Red Planet
Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Red Planet

Research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars, astrophysicists said Monday.

Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved
Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved

The nagging problems at the heart of the leading theory of how the Moon formed and what is it made up of, seems to have been explained away.

3D items printed, built in space back on earth

 Twenty-one 3D items including a ratchet wrench -- the first-ever 3D tool built in space -- have come back to NASA in sealed bags from the International Space Station (ISS) for further testing.

Dust-covered belts of glaciers made of frozen water found on Mars
Dust-covered belts of glaciers made of frozen water found on Mars

Astronomers have found dust-covered belts of glaciers made of frozen water on Mars.

NASA probe completes 1,000 orbits around Red Planet
NASA probe completes 1,000 orbits around Red Planet

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) probe - the first mission ever devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere - has completed 1,000 orbits around the Red Planet, four-and-a-half months into its one-year primary mission.

Dust-covered ice glaciers found on Mars

Mars has thousands of glaciers buried beneath its dusty surface, enough frozen water to blanket the planet with a 3.6-foot(1.1- metre) thick layer of ice, scientists said on Wednesday.

NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days!
NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days!

NASA has awarded a grant of USD 10 million to a Texas-based company to develop a revolutionary engine that could send humans to Mars in just 39 days.

We can send humans to Mars without breaking bank, says Bill Nye 'the Science Guy'
We can send humans to Mars without breaking bank, says Bill Nye 'the Science Guy'

The Planetary Society CEO, Bill Nye, recently stated that it is possible to send humans to Mars without breaking the bank by reaching consensus on the right set of missions.