Mars

Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Researchers have found that apart from the crew - the main source of human-associated bacteria inside the habitat - confinement appears to be the strongest trigger shaping the bacterial community which remains highly dynamic over time.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Dubai's 'space simulation city' has big plans for human survival on Mars (Pics inside)

Dubai's 'space simulation city' has big plans for human survival on Mars (Pics inside)

Dubai is coming up with plans to establish a 'space simulation city' to provide "a viable and realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars."

Oct 03, 2017, 11:20 AM 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
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right place to be” as humans expand economic activities beyond low-Earth orbit, even while Mars remained the “ultimate destination”.

Sep 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Hidden lava tubes on Moon, Mars can serve as human habitats

Hidden lava tubes on Moon, Mars can serve as human habitats

Lava tubes can form in two ways: 'overcrusted' tubes form when low-viscosity lava flows fairly close to the surface, developing a hard crust that thickens to create a roof above the moving lava stream.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
More evidence of water on ancient Mars discovered!

More evidence of water on ancient Mars discovered!

Researchers also developed a method to measure river paleo-transport direction for a subset of these ridges.

Sep 19, 2017, 14:01 PM IST
Six-member NASA crew exit qurantined Mars-like habitat

Six-member NASA crew exit qurantined Mars-like habitat

Their experiment included everything from being forced to live in the cramped habitat of the dome to having to rely solely on packaged food - and virtually no contact with another living soul.

Sep 17, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study

Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study

The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, provide researchers clue that could help them better understand the interior structure and evolution of Mars.

Sep 14, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
Scientists discover boron on Mars that points towards ancient habitability! - Read

Scientists discover boron on Mars that points towards ancient habitability! - Read

When boron is dissolved in water – becoming borate – it will react with the ribose and stabilize it for long enough to make RNA.

Sep 06, 2017, 17:25 PM IST
China's Mars simulation base planned for science, eco-tourism

China's Mars simulation base planned for science, eco-tourism

Liu Xiaoqun, from the moon and deep-space exploration department of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said on Tuesday that a planning meeting was held in Qinghai province to determine the base`s development

Sep 05, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Citizen scientists discover landform on Mars, spot 'spiders' formation

Citizen scientists discover landform on Mars, spot 'spiders' formation

The 'spiders' are named for their arachnid-like appearance and are a type of land erosion where networks of cracks form on martian soil, completely different to anything on Earth

Sep 01, 2017, 12:54 PM IST
Citizen scientists spot 'spiders' on Mars

Citizen scientists spot 'spiders' on Mars

Araneiforms - the scientific name for these features - occur at the planet's South Pole and form when carbon dioxide turns to ice during the martian winter.

Aug 31, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
NASA unveils splendid image of snow-covered dunes on Mars

NASA unveils splendid image of snow-covered dunes on Mars

The image was taken in the Northern hemisphere of Mars by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on US space agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Aug 28, 2017, 10:29 AM IST
Fading winter on Mars shows dry ice effect on dunes in the form of 'beautiful patterns' – See pic

Fading winter on Mars shows dry ice effect on dunes in the form of 'beautiful patterns' – See pic

Captured on May 21, 2017, at 13:21 local Mars time during spring in Mars' Northern hemisphere, the image shows how over the winter, snow and ice have inexorably covered the dunes.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
Do you have a clue about the weather on Mars? This is how it is

Do you have a clue about the weather on Mars? This is how it is

Up to now, it was thought that snow falling from low-lying Martian clouds settled slowly and sparsely to the ground in a environment bereft of violent winds.

Aug 23, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.
 

Aug 17, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
Mars 2020 rover to use smart techniques to find signs of life

Mars 2020 rover to use smart techniques to find signs of life

The Mars Exploration Program with a planned launch in 2020 builds on the success of prior rovers, to make coordinated measurements that could detect signs of ancient life - or bio-signatures - in their original spatial context.

Aug 17, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
NASA's Curiosity beams back most clear images of Martian clouds – Check it out!

NASA's Curiosity beams back most clear images of Martian clouds – Check it out!

The clouds in the new images are the most clearly visible so far from Curiosity, which landed five years ago this month about five degrees south of Mars' equator, NASA said.

Aug 11, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Five years of Curiosity: NASA goes back in time to celebrate Mars rover's anniversary - Watch

Five years of Curiosity: NASA goes back in time to celebrate Mars rover's anniversary - Watch

The droid, which landed near Mount Sharp five years ago, is examining clues on that mountain about long-ago lakes on Mars.

Aug 06, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
NASA's Opportunity captures breathtaking view above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars

NASA's Opportunity captures breathtaking view above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars

As per NASA, the scene includes a broad notch in the crest of the crater's rim, which may have been a spillway where water or ice or wind flowed over the rim and into the crater. 

Jul 21, 2017, 10:15 AM IST