Strange Honeycomb Pattern on Mars Appears to Be Formed by Water Ice And CO2

Strange Honeycomb Pattern on Mars Appears to Be Formed by Water Ice And CO2

From orbit, this landscape on Mars looks like a lacy honeycomb or a spider web. But the unusual polygon-shaped features aren’t created by Martian bees or spiders; they are actually formed from an ongoing process of seasonal change from created from water ice and carbon dioxide. The HiRISE camera (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) on … Read more

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Final Selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered with far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, not long after landing – or in its second selfie, composed of … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission completes crucial fueling test

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission completes crucial fueling test

Washington, After stopping Artemis 1 moon rocket’s “wet dress rehearsal” several times, Nasa has successfully completed the crucial fueling test of its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket. The Artemis 1 wet dress rehearsal ended at 7.37 pm EDT on June 20, Nasa said in a statement. “This is the first time the team fully loaded … Read more

China says it will bring Mars samples back to Earth 2 years before NASA

China says it will bring Mars samples back to Earth 2 years before NASA

China’s space agency aims to complete its Mars sample return mission by 2031, two years before NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) complete their joint mission. Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and rover mission chief designer Sun Zezhou outlined a new mission profile for China’s Mars sample return during a June 20 presentation, as per a … Read more

Mars rover spots shiny human garbage on the red planet

Mars rover spots shiny human garbage on the red planet

Humans have managed to leave litter on Mars despite never stepping foot on the planet. NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover spotted an unexpected piece of trash on the red planet, a shiny object wedged between two pieces of rock, according to a report from the space agency Wednesday. Read more: China says it may have detected … Read more

New Image of Mars Reveals a Crater Eerily Similar to a Huge, Creepy Eye

New Image of Mars Reveals a Crater Eerily Similar to a Huge, Creepy Eye

A new image snapped by a spacecraft orbiting Mars could be enough to give one Lovecraftian nightmares. Far below the camera of ESA’s Mars Express, a large, city-sized, unnamed crater gapes on the surface of the red planet, smears of dark material making it appear like an enormous eye gazing out to the stars. Yet … Read more

A Hitchhiking Rock Has Traveled With The Perseverance Rover For More Than 120 Days

A Hitchhiking Rock Has Traveled With The Perseverance Rover For More Than 120 Days

Roaming Mars is a lonely existence for NASA’s Perseverance, but the exploratory rover now has a traveling companion: a hitchhiking “pet rock” that got stuck in one of its wheels. Luckily, the Martian stone won’t impact the rover’s science mission and is only a minor inconvenience – like having a pebble stuck in your shoe. … Read more

NASA’s Plan to Get Ingenuity Through the Martian Winter

NASA’s Plan to Get Ingenuity Through the Martian Winter

Ingenuity, NASA’s autonomous Mars helicopter, was only meant to complete five flights. But since its history-making first flight in April 2021, the helicopter has flown 28 times, and preparation is underway for the 29th. Depending on dust levels and the schedule of the Perseverance rover, that flight could take place as soon as later this … Read more

NASA’s Plan to Get Ingenuity Through the Martian Winter

NASA’s Plan to Get Ingenuity Through the Martian Winter

Ingenuity, NASA’s autonomous Mars helicopter, was only meant to complete five flights. But since its history-making first flight in April 2021, the helicopter has flown 28 times, and preparation is underway for the 29th. Depending on dust levels and the schedule of the Perseverance rover, that flight could take place as soon as later this … Read more

To cut boredom, NASA’s Perseverance rover finds a friend on Mars. Find out who is it

To cut boredom, NASA’s Perseverance rover finds a friend on Mars.  Find out who is it

NASA’s rover, Perseverance, seems to have found a friend on Mars. No, it’s not an alien but a small pet rock. The two have been together for around four months now and they seem to have become inseparable, said media reports. In early February, a rock seemed to have found its way into the left … Read more