Latest Mars exploration Stories
A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.
NASA’S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere.
Curiosity is back in action following a recent software upgrade, conducting a mini-drill test to make sure that a rock target called Mojave2 is suitable for drilling at full-depth.
The most exciting thing you'll read all day: NASA is developing an RC helicopter designed to fly over Mars and scout ahead for rovers. (Need we say more?)
A new program will allow NASA scientists to virtually work on location on Mars, walking around on the surface of the Red Planet and conduct science operations along with the Curiosity rover thanks to new Microsoft-developed wearable technology.
Even with a faulty flash memory, Opportunity Rover keeps chugging away on the Red Planet. We've never been more inspired by a non-human.
In December, NASA reported that its Mars rover “Opportunity”, which has been working the surface of Mars for over 10 years, was experiencing continuing Flash memory problems. They now believe they've found a way to “hack” its software, enabling them to disregard the faulty part.
Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time.
- Growing in low tufty patches.