Mars

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...
NASA's Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet

NASA’s Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet

The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so...
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...
Turns out, mars sucks even worse than we knew

Turns out, Mars sucks even worse than we knew

One of the most significant finds to come from our ongoing exploration and research efforts of Mars is the fact that the planet once...
Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA’s new Mars rover concept vehicle

When it comes time to explore Mars with crewed missions, a number of challenges will present themselves. Aside from the dangers that come with long-duration...
MRO observes an impact crater with ice-like deposits on Mars

MRO observes an impact crater with ice-like deposits on Mars

In this image, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) observes an impact crater with associated bright deposits that at first glance give the appearance of seasonal frost...
Cancer risk for a human Mars mission just got a lot worse

Cancer risk for a human Mars mission just got a lot worse

Astronauts hoping to take part in a crewed mission to Mars might want to pack some additional rad tablets! Long before NASA announced their proposal...
An Algorithm Helps Protect Mars Curiosity's Wheels

An algorithm helps protect Mars Curiosity’s wheels

There are no mechanics on Mars, so the next best thing for NASA's Curiosity rover is careful driving. A new algorithm is helping the rover...
Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near rim

Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near rim

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by...
Why No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars

Why no one under 20 has experienced a day without NASA at Mars

As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than...

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