Scientists may be learning a bit more about Mars' atmosphere by studying meteorites. They've examined 40 of these space rocks that fell to Earth from the Red Planet and have unlocked the secrets of the ancient Martian atmosphere.
On early Tuesday morning/Monday night at around 1 a.m. EST, a total lunar eclipse is scheduled to take place that will be visible for much of the United States. Mars is expected to make its closest approach to the Earth in six years prior to the eclipse.
The Mars Curiosity Rover photographed some interesting pictures on April 2 and 3 that have many believers of extraterrestrial life talking. The picture in question featured a bright light shining from Mars surface in the distance.
There will be a rare alignment of the sun, Mars and Earth tonight called "an opposition," which should provide some good viewing for those who want to see the rare site.
The ExoMars robot will be assembled today in the UK. The UK Airbus Defence and Space will then test the robot on an indoor terrain that resembles Mars.
In a latest finding, a team of NASA scientists have found evidence of water on a Martian meteorite, suggesting biological processes might have occurred on the Red Planet some millions of years ago.
Earlier this month, the Curiosity rover was experiencing terrain difficulties on Mars. It was driving over a rocky surface and accruing damage to its wheels. NASA engineers then decided to have Curiosity jump over a sand dune to avoid such harmful terrain.
NASA revealed that the orbit of the Mars Odyssey spacecraft has been modified in order to help scientists make systematic observations of the morning fogs, clouds and surface frost that develop on the Martian surface in different seasons.
On the eve of Valentine’s Day, NASA released a breath taking image of a young star cluster with heart shaped features, captured by one of its most powerful space telescope.
NASA and the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES) have signed an agreement to work together on future Mars missions.
NASA never fails to impress space enthusiasts. The space agency recently released a stunning image of a fresh crater on the Martian surface that was captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
According to Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, establishing a permanent presence beyond Earth is the first step humans will take towards the “divergence into a new species”. Plans to visit and even colonise Mars are no longer the subject of science fiction novels.