Red Planet

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter touches down on Red Planet ahead of historic first flight scheduled for April 11

Ingenuity carries two cameras to document its flights, which will also be observed by the Perseverance rover.

Apr 05, 2021, 15:32 PM IST

NASA delays first flight of Mars helicopter

During Martian daytime, the planet’s surface receives only about half the amount of solar energy that reaches Earth during its daytime, and nighttime temperatures can drop as low as minus 90 degrees Celsius, which can freeze and crack unprotected electrical components.

Apr 02, 2021, 20:13 PM IST

DNA: Is there a possibility of life on Mars?

US Space Agency NASA shared a video of the latest footage of Mars on social media. This video was recently sent from Mars by NASA's Perseverance rover. In this video, the Perseverance rover captured every moment of landing on the red planet with the help of a parachute.

Feb 23, 2021, 23:08 PM IST

Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on Red planet

The lander recently was granted a two-year extension for scientific work, now lasting until the end of 2022.

Jan 15, 2021, 07:37 AM IST

'Alien Warrior Figure' spotted on Mars in NASA image by UFO hunter

The Taiwan-based UFO enthusiast is reportedly known for frequently analysing NASA photos and Google maps images in his search for aliens. 

Jun 23, 2020, 23:14 PM IST

NASA releases spectacular high-resolution panorama images of Mars

"While many on our team were at home enjoying turkey, Curiosity produced this feast for the eyes," said Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity's project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which leads the Curiosity rover mission.

Mar 06, 2020, 19:02 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

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