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Latest Mars exploration Stories

Laser-Induced Spark on Mars
2014-07-17 04:00:42

Flashes appear on a baseball-size Martian rock in a series of images taken Saturday, July 12 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover.

lebanon meteorite
2014-07-16 05:28:59

NASA has released a new image from its Mars Curiosity rover that shows an iron meteorite encountered on its travels.

NASA Mars Orbiter Sees Rover Crossing Into New Zone
2014-07-09 03:18:30

NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long (7 kilometers by 20 kilometers), that was mapped as safe terrain for its 2012 landing inside Gale Crater.

StarTiger's Dropship Offers Safe Landings For Mars Rovers
2014-07-04 03:02:35

The dramatic conclusion to ESA’s latest StarTiger project: a ‘dropship’ quadcopter steers itself to lower a rover gently onto a safe patch of the rocky martian surface.

NASA Electra Radio Delivered For Europe's 2016 Mars Orbiter
2014-07-04 03:31:11

The first of two NASA Electra radios that will fly aboard the European Space Agency's next mission to Mars has been delivered for installation onto the ESA ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).

Mars One Accepting Payload Proposals For 2018 Unmanned Mission
2014-06-30 09:51:36

Mars One is inviting universities, researchers and companies to contribute payloads for the 2018 unmanned Mars Lander mission. A panel of experts will determine the best ideas to accompany the Lander that will set the stage for a manned mission to Mars in 2025.

NASA Holds Special Day For Women Working On Curiosity Team
2014-06-27 07:43:29

To celebrate the anniversary of the Mars rover Curiosity completing its first Martian year this week (687 Earth days), NASA and the Curiosity team planned a special staffing day on June 26th.

curiosity self portrait at windjana
2014-06-24 04:55:11

Curiosity is wrapping up its first Martian year on the surface of the Red Planet today, marking a successful 687 Earth days having already accomplished its primary goal by determining that the world was once home to conditions capable of supporting living microbes.

mars 2020 rover
2014-06-20 12:20:16

NASA is requesting the public and interested organizations to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the agency's proposed Mars 2020 mission. The comment period runs through July 21.

nasa manned mars missions
2014-06-05 04:24:22

While a NRC report released Wednesday endorses the continuation of the US space program and its ultimate goal of sending humans to Mars, it also concluded that NASA will be unable to accomplish that mission using its current approach, due in part to financial constraints.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.