Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars
Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars

The US space agency has directed its Mars rover Curiosity to probe mysterious rocks on Red Planet.

India's Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014: Time magazine
India's Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014: Time magazine

Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014 by Time magazine which described it as a technological feat that will allow India to flex its "interplanetary muscles."

A book that reveals India's journey to `Mars and Beyond`
A book that reveals India's journey to `Mars and Beyond`

"Reaching for the Stars: India's Journey to Mars and Beyond", a book penned by scribe-writer duo of Pallava Bagla and his wife Subhadra Menon reveals a lot that never made it to the newspapers.

Another Mars Mission by 2020, says ISRO
Another Mars Mission by 2020, says ISRO

After the success of Mars Orbiter Mission, India could be soon gearing up for a similar scientific mission .

China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020
China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020

China's Mars rover will be larger, tougher and a better climber, experts said Tuesday as the country plans to send a space mission to land a rover on the Red Planet by 2020.

China unveils Mars rover after India's successful Mangalyaan
China unveils Mars rover after India's successful Mangalyaan

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.

Comet debris may lead to long-term changes in Martian atmosphere: NASA
Comet debris may lead to long-term changes in Martian atmosphere: NASA

NASA has revealed that the debris of a wayward comet that buzzed by Mars has had temporary effects on the planet's upper atmosphere, but can also lead to possible longer-term changes.

Comet flyby of Mars changed chemistry of atmosphere: NASA

Last month, an exotic deep space comet flew by Mars and unleashed an unexpectedly strong meteor shower that briefly changed the chemistry of the Red Planet`s upper atmosphere, NASA said Friday.

Mars rover Curiosity finds first mineral match on surface
Mars rover Curiosity finds first mineral match on surface

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.

ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018
ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018

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.

Ancient engravings on Mars' surface rekindle alien speculations
Ancient engravings on Mars' surface rekindle alien speculations

Astronomers recently observed ancient engravings on the surface of Mars, which once again sparked the speculations of possibilities of alien life on the "Red" planet.

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

MAVEN mission tracks streams of satellite-destroying 'solar energy particles'

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.

Comet Siding Spring: India repositions its Mars spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'
Comet Siding Spring: India repositions its Mars spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'

Mangalyaan has been repositioned as a precautionary measure against the Comet Siding Spring, that is expected to come within about 87,000 miles of the Red Planet on October 19.

MIT researchers cast doubts on feasibility of Mars One mission
MIT researchers cast doubts on feasibility of Mars One mission

MIT researchers have analysed Mars One's plan to create a human colony on the Red Planet by 2025 and found that the settlers may face deadly problems, including suffocation and starvation.

 'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet
'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on 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.

Mangalyaan tweets video of Mars satellite Phobos
Mangalyaan tweets video of Mars satellite Phobos

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New Delhi: After scripting history in space, India's Mars Orbiter Mission has now tweeted a video of the Red Planet's satellite Phobos.

Mars-like environment on Earth clue to life on Red Planet
Mars-like environment on Earth clue to life on Red Planet

The search for life on Mars has now got a new twist as researchers believe that a study of Mars-like environment on the Earth could help them better understand the clues to life on the Red Planet.

Mangalyaan sends its first 3D image of Mars
Mangalyaan sends its first 3D image of Mars

India's Mars Orbiter Mission, lovingly called Mangalyaan, has sent back its first 3D image of the Red Planet captured by its cameras onboard the satellite, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Meet the 13-year-old girl who could end up being first human on Mars
Meet the 13-year-old girl who could end up being first human on Mars

A 13-year-old girl from Louisiana could be the first human to be on Mars.