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Researchers return from `mock-up Mars` world after 4 months

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 13:07

Six researchers have come back to the real world after spending 4 months in a mock Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa.

NASA considering proposal for commercial Mars data relay

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:13

To avoid a potential communications gap that is set to happen in 2020, NASA is currently looking for proposals for commercial satellites to be put in the orbit around Mars for telecommunication purposes on future missions.

NASA puts out call for satellite communication services on Mars

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:31

In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

Most detailed map yet of Mars developed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:32

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the most detailed map of Mars to date, which includes topographic and thermal information as well as data on the properties of the Martian surface.

Mars orbiter completes about 80 per cent of journey

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:09

Inching closer to the red planet, India`s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for September 24.

UAE plans to send first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:42

At a time when space exploration has become a competition between world powers, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021, which will be the Arab world’s first mission to another planet.

Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 14:01

Exactly 75 days from today, India`s Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target.

India earned 40 million euro for launching 15 foreign satellites

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 19:46

India`s Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said that the country has earned around 40 million euros launching 15 foreign satellites from 2011 till date.

Salt melted ice to form water on Mars?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:04

Researchers have discovered that water could have flowed on the surface of Mars with the help of salt present in the Martian soil that can melt ice.

Curiosity traversing ancient glaciers on Red Planet

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:04

NASA has revealed that the Martian crater Gale, through which the NASA rover Curiosity is currently traversing, was covered with glaciers about 3,500 million years ago.

100 days for India`s Mars spacecraft`s tryst with red planet

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 20:09

Exactly 100 days from today, India`s Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target covering almost 70 per cent of its journey.

NASA`s Curiosity Mars rover clicks pic of Mercury passing in front of Sun

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:34

NASA`s Curiosity Mars rover has imaged the planet Mercury passing in front of the Sun, visible as a faint darkening that moves across the face of the Sun.