NASA scientist designs albatross-inspired SPACE GLIDER that could soar above the surface of Mars

NASA scientist designs albatross-inspired SPACE GLIDER that could soar above the surface of Mars

Scientists have developed a glider that will soar above the surface of Mars ‘like an albatross’ for days at a time. The motorless sailplane could be used to collect data about the atmosphere and geology on the Red Planet once deployed. It weighs 11 pounds (5 kg), and has an eleven-foot wingspan that matches that … Read more

NASA explains the mission to bring samples of Mars soil, rock and atmosphere back to Earth | US & World

NASA explains the mission to bring samples of Mars soil, rock and atmosphere back to Earth |  US & World

PHILADELPHIA — NASA’s Mars Sample Return Mission aims to bring 30 samples of rock, soil and atmosphere now being collected by the Perseverance rover back to Earth sometime in the early 2030s. The goal is to look for signs of past life and also to find out more about the Red Planet before humans visit … Read more

What Are These Icy ‘Polygons’ Recently Photographed On Mars’ Surface?

What Are These Icy ‘Polygons’ Recently Photographed On Mars’ Surface?

Our view of Mars and its unexplored terrain will only expand in the coming years. With orbiters and rovers, our understanding has improved tremendously. With human missions, it’ll even get better. Recently, NASA’s High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) that is aboard its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter clicked a surprising springtime phenomenon on the Red Planet. University … Read more

Why the Search for Life on Mars Is Happening in Canada’s Arctic

Why the Search for Life on Mars Is Happening in Canada’s Arctic

Only the hardiest organisms can thrive in one of the coldest springs on earth. That’s why in the summers of 2017 and 2019, Lyle Whyte took a helicopter to Lost Hammer Spring in the unpopulated High Arctic region of Nunavut, Canada. Snow, ice, salt tufa, rocks, and permafrost surround the unassuming spring, which is nestled … Read more

Rock Samples Collected By Curiosity Rover Contain Ingredients Of Life

Rock Samples Collected By Curiosity Rover Contain Ingredients Of Life

Rock samples collected from Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover show signs of key ingredients for life, similar to those found on Earth. NASA Also read: Strange ‘Claw Marks’ on Martian Surface Spotted By ESA’s Mars Orbiter As reported by NASAthe rover drilled samples from Gale Crater — an ancient lake on Mars and using these … Read more

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover fights “dust devils”, reveals new Secrets

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover fights “dust devils”, reveals new Secrets

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover has been dealing with dust devils in the Jezero Crater. Meanwhile, it has unveiled new secrets about the planet. Ever since NASA Mars Perseverance Rover first landed in February 2021, it has been collecting rock samples, analyzing the terrain and trying to find evidence of forming microbial life on the planet. … Read more

NASA Enlists Public’s Help With Cloudspotting on Mars

NASA Enlists Public’s Help With Cloudspotting on Mars

The Curiosity rover spotted these Martian clouds on March 19, 2021.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Tea landscape of Mars is rocky and barren, but the planet’s skies sometimes hold clues to its past in the form of clouds. NASA’s new Cloudspotting on Mars project is a science initiative that lets the public be a part of some new … Read more

7 stunning images of the Red Planet that make you want to go there

7 stunning images of the Red Planet that make you want to go there

With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) giving the environmental clearances necessary for Starship to blast off from SpaceX’s launch site, we are now a step closer to Elon Musk’s long-cherished dream of making a human settlement on Mars. For centuries, the Red Planet has been a part of human cultures and civilizations, and with the … Read more

Scientists using Curiosity rover data to measure key life ingredient on Mars

Scientists using Curiosity rover data to measure key life ingredient on Mars

Scientists are using data from NASA’s Curiosity rover to measure the total organic carbon in Martian rocks for the first time. Organic carbon is a key component in life molecules. There is evidence that the red planet’s climate was similar to Earth billions of years ago, with a thicker atmosphere and liquid water that flowed … Read more