Latest Mars exploration Stories
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission will be joining up with other elite spacecraft orbiting around the Red Planet in September 2014, after traveling millions of miles across the solar system.
While the instruments on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity are able to easily identify the chemical composition of rocks, measure the speed of the wind and snap amazing images from mast-mounted cameras, the process of analyzing soil images can be a somewhat daunting task.
NASA has named two significant landscape features observed by its Mars rovers "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of the late planetary scientist Bruce Murray.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project received confirmation from Mars Sunday (Nov. 10) that the Curiosity rover has successfully transitioned back into nominal surface operations mode.
When NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission launches on Monday, it will be carrying an instrument designed to scan high above the Martian surface for patterns of electrons that could explain why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere.
In the last half century, mankind has begun to explore the solar system. We’ve imaged foreign worlds, discovered new moons, and reached beyond our Sun’s influence. But much has changed; our dreams of learning about the heavens are only expanding and becoming more ambitious.
India may become only the fourth nation or group of nations to ever send a spacecraft to Mar, when on Tuesday, Nov 5, it will launch its first Mars Orbiter Mission probe to the Red Planet, hoping to join the US, Russia and Europe as the only other countries/international groups to reach Mars.
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