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...
How to make bricks from Martian soil

How to make bricks from Martian soil

Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet's red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or...
Martian gullies

How old are Martian gullies?

Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars...
8 potential landing spot for Mars 2020 rover

8 potential landing spot for Mars 2020 rover

Scientists have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major. The spot is high on...
New look at 2004's Martian hole-in-one landing site

New look at 2004’s Martian hole-in-one landing site

A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than...
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity leaves Cape Tribulation

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity leaves Cape Tribulation

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance...
Mars has metal in its atmosphere

Mars has metal in its atmosphere, NASA’s MAVEN reveals

Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The metal ions can reveal previously...
Mars’ Trojans show remains of ancient planetoid

Mars’ Trojans show remains of ancient planetoid

Trojan asteroids are a fascinating thing. Whereas the most widely known are those that orbit Jupiter (around its L4 and L5 Lagrange Points), Venus, Earth,...
Final two ExoMars rover landing sites chosen

Final two ExoMars rover landing sites chosen

Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for...
The ever-working Mars orbiter passes 50,000 orbits

The ever-working Mars orbiter passes 50,000 orbits

Most of us never do one thing 50,000 times in our life. So for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), completing 50,000 orbits around the red planet...