Latest Mars Express Stories
Just a day after skywatchers at mid- to upper-latitudes around the world were treated to a particularly energetic display of auroras on the night of March 17 as a result of an intense geomagnetic storm, researchers announced findings from NASA’s MAVEN mission of auroral action observed on Mars – although in energetic ultraviolet wavelengths rather than visible light.
The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 soles or Martian days.
A probe that was scheduled to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003, but disappeared several days prior, has been found intact on the surface of the Red Planet, according to BBC News reports published Friday.
Using data collected over a 10-year period by instruments on the Mars Express orbiter, Russian scientists have created a map of water vapor distribution in the atmosphere of the Red Planet, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have announced.
Since its arrival at Venus in 2006, Venus Express had been on an elliptical 24‑hour orbit, travelling 66 000 km above the south pole at its furthest point and to within 200 km over the north pole on its closest approach, conducting a detailed study of the planet and its atmosphere.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct.
Following a spectacular launch, Sentinel-1A’s first few days in orbit will be some of the most complex in recent memory. Mission control teams will work around the clock to nurse the satellite through its early critical hours in space.
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has tweaked its orbit to help scientists make the first systematic observations of how morning fogs, clouds and surface frost develop in different seasons on the Red Planet.
Scientists at ESA are busy preparing for a December 29 fly-by of the Martian moon Phobos with the agency’s Mars Express craft.