‘Dinosaur-Killer’ Asteroid Strike On Mars Caused A Mega-Tsunami 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Say Scientists

‘Dinosaur-Killer’ Asteroid Strike On Mars Caused A Mega-Tsunami 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Say Scientists

A Martian megatsunami may have been caused by an asteroid collision similar to the one that killed … [+] the dinosaurs on Earth 66 million years ago. getty A huge tsunami may have surged through an ancient ocean on Mars after an asteroid collision similar to the one that killed the dinosaurs on Earth 66 … Read more

An Ancient Asteroid Impact May Have Caused a Megatsunami on Mars

An Ancient Asteroid Impact May Have Caused a Megatsunami on Mars

THey Viking 1 lander arrived on the Martian surface 46 years ago to investigate the planet. It dropped down into what was thought to be an ancient outflow channel. Now, a team of researchers believes they’ve found evidence of an ancient megatsunami that swept across the planet billions of years ago, less than 600 miles … Read more

Mars Once Had Ocean-Like Water On Its Surface, Claims Study

Mars Once Had Ocean-Like Water On Its Surface, Claims Study

The average temperature on Mars is minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Mars, the Red Planet of our solar system, is popular for its rusty iron structure present on the ground. According to American space agency NASA, the average temperature on Mars is minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit – way below the freezing temperature. In conclusion, no water … Read more

Dwarf tomato seeds to launch to space station aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Dwarf tomato seeds to launch to space station aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN β€” SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply is set to launch this weekend, and it’ll carry a bounty of supplies, a pair of new solar arrays, dwarf tomato seeds and a range of science experiments to … Read more

Surprisingly Earth-Like Clouds Spotted on Mars

Surprisingly Earth-Like Clouds Spotted on Mars

Two cameras on the Mars Express orbiter captured images of a series of dust storms near the Martian North Pole in 2019. Analysis of the images indicates that big clouds of dust on Mars formed similarly to water vapor clouds on Earthβ€”an unintuitive finding, given how different the planets are. Most clouds on Earth are … Read more

Mars shows how even the simplest life forms can destroy their own planet

Mars shows how even the simplest life forms can destroy their own planet

The second model sought to identify the physical and chemical characteristics of Mars’s porous crust – namely, temperature, chemical composition, and the presence of liquid water. These were partly determined by surface conditions (ie, surface temperature and atmospheric composition) and partly by the planet’s internal characteristics (ie, internal thermal gradient and crust porosity). These first … Read more

‘Major Step’ For Crewed Mission To Mars As NASA Aces Inflatable Spacecraft Test

‘Major Step’ For Crewed Mission To Mars As NASA Aces Inflatable Spacecraft Test

Illustration of Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID). NASA/ULA Space agency NASA has tested a new way of landing on Mars that could make future missions to the red planet and beyond both possible and affordable. The 20-feet diameter inflatable heat shield, which could one day help land astronauts on Mars, autonomously … Read more

Mars Express Sets New Relay Record for Martian Ground Missions

Mars Express Sets New Relay Record for Martian Ground Missions

An artist’s impression of the Mars Express spacecraft.Drawing: ESA For 19 years, the Mars Express spacecraft has orbited the Red Planet, providing breathtaking views and valuable insights of Mars. The hard-working orbiter has not only relayed its own data back to Earth, but also provided a communication line between other Martian missions and ground control. … Read more