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Marsquake! NASA`s InSight detects first-ever seismological tremor on another planet

The breakthrough came nearly five months after InSight, the first spacecraft designed specifically to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down on the surface of Mars to begin its two-year seismological mission on the red planet.

 

Apr 24, 2019, 06:19 AM IST

NASA says first person to land on Mars likely to be a woman

While NASA did not identify a specific person, it confirmed that women are at the forefront of the US space agency's upcoming plans.

Mar 13, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

Mars may have underground volcanic activity

The magma from the deep interior of Mars rose towards the planet's surface about 300,000 years ago.

Feb 13, 2019, 16:27 PM IST

NASA's InSight lander 'hears' Martian wind on Red Planet

NASA`s InSight lander, which touched down on Mars on November 26, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian wind on the Red Planet, the NASA said.

Dec 08, 2018, 07:00 AM IST

Why is Mars so different from Earth? NASA`s InSight spacecraft to find out

InSight was the eighth spacecraft to have landed successfully on Mars, all of them operated by NASA.

Nov 27, 2018, 06:20 AM IST

NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on Mars to peer into planet's deep interior

NASA's online live broadcast reported InSight touched down on Mars at approximately 2:54 PM.

Nov 27, 2018, 06:13 AM IST

NASA Mars InSight lander mission to teach us more about Earth

The landing will kick off a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars' deep interior.

Nov 26, 2018, 12:34 PM IST

NASA decodes hazards of human spaceflight to Mars

In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet.

Sep 11, 2018, 15:32 PM IST

NASA plans 45-day effort to get its Mars rover back

If Opportunity did not respond to communications attempts after that 45-day campaign, it likely meant the spacecraft had suffered a mission-ending malfunction, said John Callas, Opportunity project manager.

Sep 03, 2018, 14:47 PM IST

'NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds'

NASA's new CO2 Conversion Challenge is a public competition seeking novel ways to convert carbon dioxide into useful compounds, the US space agency said.

Sep 03, 2018, 13:50 PM IST

Creating habitable environment on Mars still a far-fetched dream, say scientists

Scientists have proposed terraforming to enable the long-term colonization of Mars.

Jul 31, 2018, 13:58 PM IST

Mars closest to Earth in 15 years, watch it live on your mobile phone

In October 2020, such a phenomenon will again take place.

Jul 31, 2018, 12:52 PM IST

Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars which is already brighter than usual, will shine even more and will appear to be bigger on Tuesday. 

Jul 31, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

Aliens on Mars? Liquid lake discovered on the Red Planet

The researchers said it could take years to verify whether something is actually living in this body of water that resembles a subglacial lake on Earth.

Jul 26, 2018, 10:02 AM IST

NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm

Contact with the Opportunity rover - on the other side of Mars from Curiosity - is yet to be established.

Jun 21, 2018, 13:16 PM IST

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years, next month

Perihelic opposition will occur on July 27 and bring Mars closest to Earth.

Jun 18, 2018, 21:30 PM IST

Unprecedented gigantic dust storm on Mars could spell death for NASA's oldest rover Opportunity

NASA has declared a 'spacecraft emergency' due to the low levels of power.

Jun 14, 2018, 09:16 AM IST

Is there life on Mars? NASA finds curious new pointers

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover reveal that billions of years ago, a water lake inside a crater held all the ingredients necessary for life

Jun 08, 2018, 14:36 PM IST

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the US space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an aircraft will be used on another world.

May 12, 2018, 06:48 AM IST

First NASA lander to study Mars interior launched from California

An Atlas 5 rocket soared into space early on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

May 05, 2018, 17:18 PM IST