Mars

More evidence of water on Mars

More evidence of water on Mars

River deposits exist across the surface of Mars and record a surface environment from over 3.5 billion years ago that was able to support...
Splashdown! Crashing into martian mud

Splashdown! Crashing into Martian mud

An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. Impacts of comets and asteroids...
New gravity map suggests Mars has a porous crust

New gravity map suggests Mars has a porous crust

NASA scientists have found evidence that Mars' crust is not as dense as previously thought, a clue that could help researchers better understand the...
Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries

Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries

The origin and nature of Mars is mysterious. It has geologically distinct hemispheres, with smooth lowlands in the north and cratered, high-elevation terrain in the...
Minerals in a family of asteroids reveal Martian roots

Minerals in a family of asteroids reveal Martian roots

Mars Trojan asteroids, which travel along the planet’s orbital path around the Sun, are not quite like those that populate the asteroid belt between...
Surprising bombardment history of Mars

Surprising bombardment history of Mars

From the earliest days of our solar system’s history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying...
Mars, Asteroids, Ganymede and Uranus: China's deep space exploration plan to 2030 and beyond

Mars, Asteroids, Ganymede and Uranus: China’s deep space exploration plan to 2030 and beyond

In the last fifteen years the Chinese space program has developed human spaceflight capabilities, put test bed space labs into low Earth orbit, sent...
Discovery of boron on Mars adds to evidence for habitability

Discovery of boron on Mars adds to evidence for habitability

The discovery of boron on Mars gives scientists more clues about whether life could have ever existed on the planet, according to a paper...
Ancient volcanoes on Mars could have been the place for life

Ancient volcanoes on Mars could have been the place for life

For decades, Mars has been the focal point of intense research. Beginning in the 1960s, literally dozens of robotic spacecraft, orbiters and rovers have explored...
Preparations for deployment of InSight Lander to Mars are rampting up!

Preparations for deployment of InSight Lander to Mars are rampting up!

This summer has been a busy time for NASA. At present, the agency is making the final preparations for the Cassini mission‘s plunge into Saturn’s...