Mars

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
NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video

NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video

NASA says that Hubble wasn't aiming for Phobos, but its observations were intended to photograph Mars, and the moon's cameo appearance was a bonus.

Jul 21, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA

No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA

Data will keep coming from Mars to Earth, although loss or corruption of some bits is anticipated and the data will be retransmitted later.

Jul 18, 2017, 00:24 AM IST
Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Aldrin, 87, established the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala to commemorate his moon mission, which blasted off at 13:32:00 UTC from Kennedy Space Center 48 years ago on July 16, 1969. 

Jul 17, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!

Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured some breathtaking images of the Mars where a worm-like fissures were blanketing the floor of a mysterious crater on the surface of the red planet.

Jul 15, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
4 Delhi students among winners in Mars Art Contest 2017

4 Delhi students among winners in Mars Art Contest 2017

Four students from Delhi secured second and third positions in the US-based Mars Society's international "Student Mars Art (SMArt) Contest 2017", where they depicted a phase of humanity's future on the planet Mars, from first landing to full settlement.

Jul 09, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Presence of toxic chemicals on Mars can wipe out living organisms, alien life

Presence of toxic chemicals on Mars can wipe out living organisms, alien life

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK investigated the behaviour of chemical compounds, called perchlorates, which are found on the surface of Mars.

Jul 07, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
NASA's MRO captures breathtaking view of ancient 'lava falls' on Mars

NASA's MRO captures breathtaking view of ancient 'lava falls' on Mars

The image was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and reveals the incredible structures left behind, in a region reminiscent of Niagara Falls.

Jun 30, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Evidence of ancient lake on Mars spotted by NASA's Opportunity rover!

Researchers plan to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a "walkabout" survey of the area above it.

Jun 26, 2017, 13:23 PM IST