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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.

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.

SpaceX working with NASA to identify Mars landing sites for Red Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX working with NASA to identify Mars landing sites for Red Dragon spacecraft

We are working with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and elsewhere, have identified several potential landing sites, including one that looks particularly promising, SpaceNews quoted SpaceX's Paul Wooster as saying.

Breathtaking view of layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis!

Breathtaking view of layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis!

The US space agency NASA has released a breathtaking view of layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis, a valley lying situated within the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region on Mars.

Humans could colonise Mars in future, say experts

Humans could colonise Mars in future, say experts

Human bodies and minds need to be enhanced to make them apt for colonising the Red planet.

NASA's Mars orbiter spots massive dust storms bigger than US swelling on Red Planet - Watch

NASA's Mars orbiter spots massive dust storms bigger than US swelling on Red Planet - Watch

Images from the orbiter's wide-angle Mars Color Imager (MARCI) show each storm growing in the Acidalia area of northern Mars, then blowing southward and exploding to sizes bigger than the United States after reaching the southern hemisphere.

Growing potatoes on the Red Planet a possibility, suggests experiment!

Growing potatoes on the Red Planet a possibility, suggests experiment!

The new phase of CIP's experiment to grow potatoes in simulated Martian conditions began on February 14 last year.

You might have to cancel your trip to Mars in 2030s for this reason – Read story

You might have to cancel your trip to Mars in 2030s for this reason – Read story

Radiation exposure is believed to be one of the most dangerous aspects of travelling to Mars, according to NASA.

Researchers find evidence revealing Mars' water-rich history!

Researchers find evidence revealing Mars' water-rich history!

Scientists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), who led an international research team in the study, created a synthetic version of a hydrogen-containing mineral known as whitlockite.

NASA plans to launch magnetic shield into space to make Mars habitable

NASA plans to launch magnetic shield into space to make Mars habitable

In a presentation at the Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop in Washington, DC last week, NASA scientists suggested that launching a giant magnetic shield into space between Mars and the Sun could help the Red Planet restore its atmosphere and make it suitable for humans to colonise in the future.

Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial-developer

The AstroRad Radiation Shield has been devised by Tel Aviv-based StemRad, which has already produced and marketed a belt to protect rescue workers from harmful gamma ray radiation emitted in nuclear disasters, such as Chernobyl and Fukushima.

NASA's MAVEN makes unscheduled maneuver to avoid hitting Mars' moon 'Phobos'

NASA's MAVEN makes unscheduled maneuver to avoid hitting Mars' moon 'Phobos'

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the spacecraft carried out a rocket motor burn that boosted its velocity by 0.4 meters per second (less than 1 mile per hour). 

Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official

Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official

Research on the planet's structure, composition and environment would be conducted.

NASA ponders smaller experiments to 'hitch a ride' to the Red Planet

NASA ponders smaller experiments to 'hitch a ride' to the Red Planet

Only seven successful missions to the surface of Mars have taken place in the history of spaceflight.

SpaceX's tourist trip will allow visitors to travel around moon next year – Read story

SpaceX's tourist trip will allow visitors to travel around moon next year – Read story

The launch of the first privately funded tourist flight beyond the orbit of the International Space Station is tentatively targeted for late 2018

Layers and dark dunes on Martian surface as seen by HiRISE camera

Layers and dark dunes on Martian surface as seen by HiRISE camera

NASA says colors are enhanced in the cutout of a pit exposing reddish layers. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.