Mars

Mars colonisation: UAE to build 'first city' on Red Planet by 2117

Mars colonisation: UAE to build 'first city' on Red Planet by 2117

UAE's 2117 Mars project, which will be in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes, aims to explore how people can get to Mars and how to create food and energy on the Red Planet.

Feb 16, 2017, 16:23 PM IST
India's space success not extensive, but offered 'food for thought' for other countries: Chinese daily

India's space success not extensive, but offered 'food for thought' for other countries: Chinese daily

The China's official media also said that India's space programme offered "food for thought" for other countries on how to achieve space success with small budgets.

Feb 16, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
Do you know Mars had water in recent past? A study says so!

Do you know Mars had water in recent past? A study says so!

Fieldwork subsequently showed that these arcuate striations resulted from dune sediments that had been geochemically cemented by salts left behind by evaporating groundwater. 

Feb 15, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Mars 2020 rover set to sport more efficient robotic arm

Throughout its investigation, Mars 2020 will collect samples of soil and rock and cache them on the surface for potential return to Earth by a future mission.

Feb 15, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Three potential landing sites shortlisted for NASA's Mars 2020 mission!

Three potential landing sites shortlisted for NASA's Mars 2020 mission!

 After much debate and discussion, the participants in a landing site workshop for the 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation.

Feb 12, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
After record-setting satellite launch, ISRO aims for Venus and Mars; may partner with NASA!

After record-setting satellite launch, ISRO aims for Venus and Mars; may partner with NASA!

The second mission to Mars is planned for in 2021-2022 timeframe and as per existing plans it may well involve putting a robot on the surface of the Red Planet.

Feb 12, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
NASA teams up with ESA to send humans to Moon by 2021

NASA teams up with ESA to send humans to Moon by 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) and aerospace company Airbus have agreed with NASA to build a module for a second, manned mission that will fly around the moon as early as 2021, which will be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

 

Feb 10, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
This stunning mosaic from ESA's Mars Express reveals spiraling ice cap on Red Planet's north pole

This stunning mosaic from ESA's Mars Express reveals spiraling ice cap on Red Planet's north pole

The mosaic generated from 32 individual orbit 'strips' captured between 2004 and 2010, and covers an area of around a million square kilometres.

Feb 06, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Summer on Red Planet - New image from HiRISE reveals dune field formed near base of the North Polar cap (See pic)

Summer on Red Planet - New image from HiRISE reveals dune field formed near base of the North Polar cap (See pic)

As per NASA, the image was taken during the Martian northern summer, so there is no frost present on the dunes. 

Feb 03, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
2 billion years worth of volcanic activity on Mars? African meteorite provides eye-opening evidence!

2 billion years worth of volcanic activity on Mars? African meteorite provides eye-opening evidence!

Much of what we know about the composition of rocks from volcanoes on Mars comes from meteorites found on Earth.

Feb 02, 2017, 22:39 PM IST
China's deep space exploration plans include two probes on Mars and one on Jupiter!

China's deep space exploration plans include two probes on Mars and one on Jupiter!

Not just Mars, but China also plans to take its deep space exploration program forward by launching a probe to Jupiter.

Jan 30, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
China's first Mars probe: Eight unusual names shortlisted for spacecraft!

China's first Mars probe: Eight unusual names shortlisted for spacecraft!

Space Day, falling on April 24, has been selected as the day the final name for the Mars probe will be announced.

Jan 29, 2017, 21:49 PM IST
Methane gas might have warmed early Mars: Research

Methane gas might have warmed early Mars: Research

This methane would have been slowly converted to hydrogen and other gases, in a process similar to that occurring today on Saturn`s moon, Titan, the research found.

Jan 25, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
NASA's Mars rover 'Opportunity' enters its teenage years on Red Planet – Watch

NASA's Mars rover 'Opportunity' enters its teenage years on Red Planet – Watch

Launched on July 7, 2003 as part of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program, Opportunity landed on Mars' Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004.

Jan 25, 2017, 10:20 AM IST

Scientists enter Hawaii dome in eight-month Mars space mission study

The study is designed to help NASA better understand human behavior and performance during long space missions as the U.S. space agency explores plans for a manned mission to the Red Planet.

Jan 21, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
Cracked mud on Mars - Latest images from NASA's Curiosity rover reveal new evidence of water (See pic)

Cracked mud on Mars - Latest images from NASA's Curiosity rover reveal new evidence of water (See pic)

Scientists used Curiosity rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud.

Jan 18, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Mars' thin air could help microbes survive, say scientists!

Mars' thin air could help microbes survive, say scientists!

Mars and its life-harbouring possibilities have been on the top of many space agencies' list of priorities and there is plenty of evidence suggesting that rivers, lakes and seas covered the planet billions of years ago.

Jan 17, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
What's up for January 2017?  Here's when, where to look up in the night sky this month (Watch video)

What's up for January 2017? Here's when, where to look up in the night sky this month (Watch video)

The new year started with a beautiful view of the moon, Venus and Mars on January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 

Jan 16, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Take a look – HiRESE captures stunning photo of well-preserved impact ejecta on Mars

Take a look – HiRESE captures stunning photo of well-preserved impact ejecta on Mars

As per NASA, the image of the crater in Terra Sabaea is illustrative of the complexity of ejecta deposits forming as a by-product of the impact process that shapes much of the surface of Mars.

Jan 13, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
NASA shares beautiful view of Earth and its Moon, as seen from Mars

NASA shares beautiful view of Earth and its Moon, as seen from Mars

The US space agency NASA has released a very beautiful image of our planet, Earth and its Moon, as seen from the red planet.

Jan 07, 2017, 00:43 AM IST