Mars

Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps

Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps

The environment on Titan may seem surprisingly familiar. Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. 

May 19, 2017, 20:06 PM IST
Rain impact on Mars: Heavy rains may have reshaped Red Planet's surface

Rain impact on Mars: Heavy rains may have reshaped Red Planet's surface

Scientists believe that rains may have impacted the craters and carved out river-like channel on its surface.

May 17, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission

Journey to Mars: NASA sending astronauts to Moon for year-long mission

The lunar presence would serve as a launching point for the spacecraft that will carry humans to Mars, a NASA official said.

May 11, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete

Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete

Civil engineers at the Stanford University have worked with colleagues at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a form of concrete that could be produced on Mars or the moon.

May 07, 2017, 09:21 AM IST
NASA scientists design inflatable greenhouse that could feed astronauts on other planets

NASA scientists design inflatable greenhouse that could feed astronauts on other planets

The prototype involves an inflatable, deployable greenhouse to support plant and crop production for nutrition, air revitalisation, water recycling and waste recycling.

May 03, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
Revealed - Formation of five giant impact scars on Mars

Revealed - Formation of five giant impact scars on Mars

Now, a new study funded by NASA suggests that Mars experienced ten times fewer giant impacts than some previous estimates. 

Apr 28, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
Colonies on Mars to be made out of these home-made bricks?

Colonies on Mars to be made out of these home-made bricks?

Remarkably, the technique requires only that the red-hued building blocks be compressed in a precise way – no additives or baking required.

Apr 28, 2017, 10:46 AM IST
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures beautiful windblown sand in Ganges Chasma

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures beautiful windblown sand in Ganges Chasma

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a beautiful image of windblown sand in Ganges Chasma, a canyon in the Valles Marineris system.

Apr 28, 2017, 00:37 AM IST
Alien hunters spot possible tree stump on Mars, say it points towards existence of vegetation on Red Planet!

Alien hunters spot possible tree stump on Mars, say it points towards existence of vegetation on Red Planet!

As per what NASA described, the image was captured by Mastcam onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1647 in March this year.

Apr 23, 2017, 13:27 PM IST
NASA shares beautiful winter's view of gullied crater on Martian surface

NASA shares beautiful winter's view of gullied crater on Martian surface

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful winter's view of a gullied crater in Mars' northern hemisphere.

Apr 20, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Spotted – Mysterious secondary craters observed on Mars

Spotted – Mysterious secondary craters observed on Mars

The image was captured by the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that has been studying the Red Planet's atmosphere and terrain from orbit since 2006.

Apr 19, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Indian team 'Team Technovators' completes rover challenge at NASA

Indian team 'Team Technovators' completes rover challenge at NASA

As part of the challenge, students were required to design, build, test and race human-powered rovers, driven by one male and one female team member. 

Apr 17, 2017, 10:33 AM IST
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere

The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the mysterious electrically charged upper atmosphere (ionosphere) of the Red Planet.

Apr 11, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars

Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars

This desert in northern Chile, like the red planet, is hot, dusty and extremely dry.

Apr 06, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
NASA's MRO discovers structure on martian surface which could be an impact crater!

NASA's MRO discovers structure on martian surface which could be an impact crater!

The US space agency NASA has released an image from the HiRISE instrument on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter which could be an impact crater.

Apr 05, 2017, 23:28 PM IST
Cosmic radiation: NASA develops new device to keep crews safe when it sends humans to Mars

Cosmic radiation: NASA develops new device to keep crews safe when it sends humans to Mars

NASA scientsts said they are testing the Fast Neutron Spectrometer on the International Space Station (ISS).

Apr 05, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reveals how Mars lost its atmosphere to space

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reveals how Mars lost its atmosphere to space

NASA says this discovery is a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of Mars' past environments.

Mar 31, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completes 50,000th orbit of Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completes 50,000th orbit of Red Planet

The orbiter, which is the most data-productive spacecraft yet at Mars, continues to compile the most sharp-eyed global coverage ever accomplished by a camera at the Red Planet.

Mar 30, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
Scientists identify impact crater in connection with ancient Martian tsunamis!

Scientists identify impact crater in connection with ancient Martian tsunamis!

Growing evidence that tsunami waves washed over the boundary between the southern highlands and northern lowlands help strengthen the hypothesis.

Mar 26, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
Manned mission to Mars and beyond: Donald Trump signs NASA bill to send humans to Red Planet by 2033

Manned mission to Mars and beyond: Donald Trump signs NASA bill to send humans to Red Planet by 2033

The bill, known as the NASA Transition Authorization Act, authorised $19.5 billion budget in spending for NASA for the fiscal year 2017.

Mar 22, 2017, 11:10 AM IST