Latest Mars landing Stories
By MARC KAUFMAN By Marc Kaufman The Washington Post WASHINGTON Icy snow falls from high in the Martian atmosphere and may even reach the planet's surface, scientists working with NASA's Phoenix Mars lander reported Monday.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed hundreds of small fractures exposed on the Martian surface that billions of years ago directed flows of water through underground Martian sandstone.
What it's doing * The three-legged Phoenix spacecraft is studying whether the the Martian north pole could have been favorable for microbial life to emerge. How much? * The space agency will invest about $6 million to keep the $422 million mission going through December.
NASA has selected a Mars robotic mission that will provide information about the Red Planet's atmosphere, climate history and potential habitability in greater detail than ever before.
By Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Aug. 1--The red planet really does have water. The Phoenix Mars Mission led by the University of Arizona has made history by scientifically proving, for the first time, that water exists on a planet other than Earth.
By Ben Clover NASA HAS confirmed that the Phoenix Mars Lander has identified one of the crucial ingredients for life in a soil sample. "We have water," said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, one of the lead scientists monitoring the mission, . "We've now finally touched it and tasted it.
Two studies based on data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that the Red Planet once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life.
Scientists running the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, known as HiRISE, on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have processed more details in an amazing image their camera captured as the Phoenix spacecraft descended through Mars' atmosphere during its landing on May 25, 2008.
By JOHN VON RADOWITZ WATER ice was discovered on Mars yesterday by the Phoenix probe which landed on the planet last month. Mission controllers had been excited by chunks of white material in the Martian soil exposed by the craft's robot arm. Yesterday, scientists confirmed what they had hoped .
NASA engineers worked Wednesday to fix a glitch that caused the Phoenix lander to lose a day's worth of data during its mission near Mars' north pole.