Red Planet

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

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

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

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

NASA all set to send its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior on May 5

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its first-ever such mission to Mars to study its deep interior and find traces of how it was formed.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:19 AM IST

Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

A supersonic parachute designed for future missions to Mars has undergone a successful test in which it was sent very high up in the sky in a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Apr 02, 2018, 18:01 PM IST

NASA set to launch its first-ever mission to study Mars' deep interior

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to go on a journey to Mars to study the deep interior of the Red Planet and find traces of how it was formed.

Mar 30, 2018, 10:30 AM IST

New milestone: NASA's Curiosity rover completes 2,000 days on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has achieved a new milestone as it completes 2,000 days on the Martian surface.

Mar 26, 2018, 12:58 PM IST

Six-member team of Israeli researchers completes mock Mars mission in Negev desert

The participants were investigating various fields relevant to a future Mars mission, including satellite communications, the psychological effects of isolation, radiation measurements and searching for life signs in the soil.

Feb 20, 2018, 10:16 AM IST

NASA's Opportunity observes 'rock stripes' on Mars that may suggest actions of water

Opportunity was planned as a 90-sol mission as NASA did not expect the rover to survive through a Martian winter.  

Feb 19, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

How will a 3-year Mars mission affect humans? NASA calls for more research

While typical missions to the International Space Station (ISS) last just six months, a round-trip mission to Mars could last three years.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

NASA's Mars 2020 mission: Here's how Martian samples will be brought back

Mars 2020 relies heavily on the system designs and spare hardware previously created for Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover, which landed in 2012.

Dec 12, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

Martian atmosphere well-protected from effects of solar wind: Study

Unlike Earth, Mars has no global magnetic dipole, but the solar wind instead induces currents in the ionised upper atmosphere (the ionosphere), creating an induced magnetosphere.

Dec 11, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Which came first on Mars – Clay or water? Scientists reveal details

Backed by lab experiments and computer models, the researchers laid out how the scenario would have worked.  

Dec 07, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Was Mars a war ground? Mysterious object resembling a 'cannonball' sparks debate – Watch

A video has surfaced showing what looks uncannily like a cannonball on the surface of the Red Planet, which has been seized as proof of life.

Dec 05, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

NASA, Bradley varsity creating 3D-printed habitats for Mars

Due to its thin atmosphere and desolate surface, Mars is uninhabitable for humans as it is. 

Dec 04, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

NASA develops new unmanned rover for Mars 2020 mission

JPL is also developing a new landing technology that will allow the rover to visit sites deemed too risky for Curiosity and shave miles off its journey.

Nov 29, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Scientists successfully give life to two earthworms in Mars soil simulant

 Worms are very important for a healthy soil, not only on Earth but also in future indoor gardens on Mars or the Moon.

Nov 28, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

NASA to send instrument aboard Japan-led probe to study Martian moons

The Mars Moons eXploration (MMX) mission is in development by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

Nov 21, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

NASA testing energy tech to 'empower' human crews on Mars

Offering prolonged life and reliability, such technology could produce from one to 10 kilowatts of electrical power, continuously for 10 years or more.

Nov 15, 2017, 18:56 PM IST