Seeking to catch up with India's Mangalyaan mission, China has unveiled its Mars rover being developed to scurry the Red Planet's surface for signs of water and life and plans to test it in the rugged terrain of Tibet.
The Mars rover Curiosity has discovered the first mineral match from the Martian surface. The reddish powder from the hole drilled into a mountain yielded the mission's confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit, the US space agency said in a statement.
After the success of the recent Mars Orbit Mission (MOM), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to revisit the Red Planet in 2018 with a heavier satellite which will carry a lander and a rover.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, or MAVEN spacecraft, has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have questioned the technical feasibility of the 'Mars One' project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025.