ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission
ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission

After India's much hailed successful missions to the Moon and Mars that boosted its global standing in space, the next inter-planetary expedition to be launched is under discussion, according to ISRO.

Scientists develop new technique to detect alien life on Mars
Scientists develop new technique to detect alien life on Mars

Even as debate over life on Mars continues, scientists have now come up with a new technique to find traces of alien life on the Red Planet.

New technique may help detect life on Mars
New technique may help detect life on Mars

 Humans have always fantasised of "little green men" from Mars, and scientists have now come up with a new way to search for traces of alien life on the red planet.

Scientists working to 'perfect' ways to identify signs of life on Mars
Scientists working to 'perfect' ways to identify signs of life on Mars

Scientists are working to polish the techniques used to identify sign of life on the Red Planet.

Oxygen on Mars to make human missions 'lighter'
Oxygen on Mars to make human missions 'lighter'

Future human missions to the Red Planet may not have to carry heavy oxygen cylinders with them. Scientists are working on ways to produce the life gas on Mars itself.

Curiosity rover clicks serene sunset on Mars
Curiosity rover clicks serene sunset on Mars

In what could be a perfect desktop or smartphone screensaver for millions on the Earth, NASA`s Curiosity rover has recorded a stunning view of the sunset from its location in Gale Crater on the Red Planet.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mineral veins hint microbial life on ancient Mars
Mineral veins hint microbial life on ancient Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has found "two-tone" mineral veins by climbing a layered Martian mountain that offer clues about favourable conditions for microbial life on ancient Mars.

NASA to livestream ''spin-table test'' of Mars Lander flying saucer

NASA is set to livestream the "spin-table test" of its very own Mars Lander flying saucer technology.

NASA's rover Opportunity completes Martian marathon in 11 years
NASA's rover Opportunity completes Martian marathon in 11 years

NASA on Thursday announced that its Opportunity Mars rover has covered a record distance of 26.219 miles journey on the Red Planet in just over 11 months.

India's Mars Orbiter Mission extended by another 6 months
India's Mars Orbiter Mission extended by another 6 months

India's Mars Orbiter Mission's (MOM) life has been extended by another six months, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Mangalyaan completes six months in Mars orbit today
Mangalyaan completes six months in Mars orbit today

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New Delhi: India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), lovingly called Mangalyaan on Tuesday completed six months in the red planet's orbit.

Mars One's red planet manned mission delayed by 2 years
Mars One's red planet manned mission delayed by 2 years

Mars One's ambitious mission to send four people to colonise the red planet in 2024, which includes three Indians among its 100 finalists, has been pushed back by two years.

Mars colonist candidate expresses grave doubts about mission
Mars colonist candidate expresses grave doubts about mission

A contender for a one-way mission to Mars says the venture is unrealistic and will not work, according to an essay by the candidate published on Wednesday.