NASA shows first plane to fly on Mars
NASA shows first plane to fly on Mars

The US space agency is planning to send a boomerang-shaped aircraft to Mars first to check if the conditions are ripe for the humans to land on the Red Planet.

Smart plan to send humans to Mars
Smart plan to send humans to Mars

A step-wise approach can send humans to Mars in a much efficient and cheap way, scientists say.

NASA to explore safe landing sites on Mars
NASA to explore safe landing sites on Mars

In its bid for the next giant leap to Mars, NASA is seeking ideas for enabling human explorers to safely land, live and work on the Red Planet.

Water flowed on Mars in recent geological period: Study
Water flowed on Mars in recent geological period: Study

A recent study has claimed that the red planet had flowing water around 500,000 years ago.

NASA's Odyssey spacecraft nears 60,000th orbit of Mars!
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft nears 60,000th orbit of Mars!

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone today, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since arriving at the red planet in 2001.

NASA's Odyssey set to complete record 60000th Martian orbit sans pit stops
NASA's Odyssey set to complete record 60000th Martian orbit sans pit stops

 NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft will complete its 60,000th orbit today since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001.

NASA lander to carry tiny spacecrafts for Mars fly-by
NASA lander to carry tiny spacecrafts for Mars fly-by

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 - the flight will include two revolutionary CubeSats.

Glass deposits show Mars once had life
Glass deposits show Mars once had life

In a pioneering feat, researchers have discovered glass deposits on the Red Planet, providing a delicate window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet.

Mars missions to rest as Red Planet hides behind Sun
Mars missions to rest as Red Planet hides behind Sun

 From June 7 to June 21, NASA's Mars Missions will not beam any new data to the Earth as the Red Planet goes behind the Sun and the spacecraft and rovers take their biennial rest.

India's Mars Orbiter Mission enters 15-day 'blackout' phase
India's Mars Orbiter Mission enters 15-day 'blackout' phase

Starting today, the country's low-cost Mars mission that is in a rendezvous with Mars for an extended period has entered the "blackout" phase snapping communication with the satellite.

Mangalyaan to enter 15-day "blackout" phase from Monday: ISRO
Mangalyaan to enter 15-day "blackout" phase from Monday: ISRO

Starting tomorrow, the country's low-cost Mars mission that is in a rendezvous with the red planet for an extended period will enter the "blackout" phase snapping communication with the satellite.

NASA 'flying saucer' launch delayed due to bad weather
NASA 'flying saucer' launch delayed due to bad weather

Bad weather led the US space agency to postpone until Friday the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, with the view of one day using it to land on Mars.

Aurorae can be visible to naked eye on Mars

An international team of researchers has for the first time predicted the occurrence of aurorae visible to the naked eye on a planet other than Earth.

Mars explorers should be left there as settlers: Buzz Aldrin
Mars explorers should be left there as settlers: Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin, former NASA astronaut and the second man on the Moon felt that the first human beings who go to Mars shouldn't return to the Earth.

Curiosity rover begins new journey on Mars
Curiosity rover begins new journey on Mars

Unable to reach a comparable geological contact farther south on Red Planet, NASA's Curiosity rover has now approached an alternative site for investigating a geological boundary.

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.