Mars

History of Titan's landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth

History of Titan’s landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth

Rivers on three worlds tell different tales. The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the...
Titan’s Mars-like landscape

Titan’s Mars-like landscape

Scientists explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have all been scoured...
How hard did it rain on Mars?

How hard did it rain on Mars?

Heavy rain on Mars reshaped the planet's impact craters and carved out river-like channels in its surface billions of years ago, according to a...
Mars rover Opportunity begins study of Perseverance Valley

Mars rover Opportunity begins study of Perseverance Valley

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission -- an ancient fluid-carved valley incised on the...
Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only...
A cabin on the Moon

A cabin on the Moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle

While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight...
NASA continues testing and manufacturing world’s most powerful rocket

NASA continues testing and manufacturing world’s most powerful rocket

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will launch crew and massive amounts of cargo to deep space including missions to Mars. Before launching the world’s...
Asteroid strikes on mars spun out supersonic tornadoes that scoured the surface

Asteroid strikes on mars spun out supersonic tornadoes that scoured the surface

The study of another planet’s surface features can provide a window into its deep past. Take Mars for example, a planet whose surface is a...
Ancient Mars impacts created tornado-like winds that scoured surface

Ancient Mars impacts created tornado-like winds that scoured surface

Plumes of vapor generated by ancient impacts on Mars created tornado-like winds possibly swirling at more than 500 miles per hour, which explain mysterious...
NASA's Curiosity rover samples active linear dune on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover samples active linear dune on Mars

As it drives uphill from a band of rippled sand dunes, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard...