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Mars

Oct 06, 2020 15:08
The discovery of Martian dune fields largely preserved in the rock record for up to a billion years offers new insights on past climatic conditions on Mars. read more
Sep 29, 2020 12:18
Roughly 4 billion years ago, Mars was warm and wet, like Earth. But the red planet eventually morphed into the barren, dry world it remains today. read more
Sep 25, 2020 09:06
The mission, which was launched in November 2013 and reached the red planet almost 11 months later, made India the first country to reach the planet in its maiden attempt read more
Sep 20, 2020 07:09
Amateur astronomy is even more gratifying in a locked-down world read more
Sep 13, 2020 10:22
“So interesting! Thank you NASA for contributing to humanity’s never-ending quest for knowledge!” wrote an Instagram user while commenting on the post. read more
Aug 29, 2020 13:55
“Amazing photography! Mars keeps surprising humans to its beautiful surroundings,” wrote a Twitter user while commenting on the post. read more
Aug 13, 2020 15:34
With over 16,000 likes and more than 3,200 retweets, people didn’t hold back their amazement while sharing their comments on the post. read more
Aug 08, 2020 17:41
“It’s like Mars has its own Aurora Borealis!” wrote a Twitter user while commenting on the post. read more
Aug 06, 2020 06:18
SpaceX plans to launch reusable Starships atop still-in-the-works rockets, carrying cargo or crew not only to low-Earth orbit but also the moon and Musk’s most desirable destination, Mars read more
Aug 05, 2020 21:34
The flight lasted barely 45 seconds and reached just 500 feet (150 meters) Tuesday night at the southeastern tip of Texas near Brownsville, but was an important first for SpaceX’s Starship. Some earlier tests ended in explosions on the pad. read more
Jul 30, 2020 17:36
Perseverance is due to land at the base of an 820-foot-deep (250 meters) crater called Jezero, a former lake from 3.5 billion years ago that scientists suspect could bear evidence of potential past microbial life on Mars. read more
Jul 28, 2020 09:13
This summer’s third and final mission to Mars — after the United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter and China’s Quest for Heavenly Truth orbiter-rover combo — begins with a launch scheduled for Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral. read more
Jul 27, 2020 09:20
The rover is expected to launch on July 30 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US read more
Jul 23, 2020 13:58
The Mars mission is named Tianwen-1 from a poem written by Qu Yuan (about 340-278 BC), a leading poet of ancient China. read more
Jul 17, 2020 14:27
Dubbed Tianwen-1, China’s first mission to Mars aims to land a rover to gather scientific data. read more