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Thaumasia Planum

Unusual Martian region leaves clues to planet’s past

In a recent study, researchers from Louisiana State University studied an unusual region on Mars -- an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum. They...
NASA’s MAVEN mission reveals the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere

NASA’s MAVEN mission reveals the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere

New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible...
space travel

Want space travel? Be careful of spinal muscles shrink!

Astronauts on long missions in space have atrophy of the muscles supporting the spine--which don't return to normal even several weeks after their return...
Mars’ largest moon Phobos

Scientists figure out how Mars’ largest moon Phobos became the “Death Star”

Mars’ largest moon Phobos has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. Previous research has shown that the dominant feature on the...
The Coming and Going of Ice on Mars _NASA

The change of glacier-like forms on Mars

Glaciers are made up of fallen snow that compresses into large, thick ice masses over many years. The formation and change of glaciers can...
space tourism

60 years of space tourism

Although humans have dreamed of travelling in the space since ancient times, the actual space tourism was only developed in the past 60 years....
Mars 500

Mars 500: the story of a 520-day simulated mission to Mars

A Mars trip is a long journey. How to stay mentally healthy during the long trip is an important issue. Between 2007 and 2011, Russia,...