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Mars exploration


Examination of meteorite from Mars reveals limited water exposure

May 16, 2022 4:33 pm

To find out whether there were any major hydrothermal systems where the meteorite was on Mars, the researchers used neutron and X-ray tomography.

Special kinds of rocks on Mars hints at violent volcanic eruptions: Study

May 02, 2022 8:02 pm

Researchers have determined that the olivine-rich bedrock in the Gusev crater and in and around the Jezero crater on Mars may be a special type of rock called “ignimbrite”, which forms due to violent volcanic eruptions.

Bouncing boulders point to quakes on Mars

January 26, 2022 4:11 pm

Since 2019, hundreds of marsquakes have been detected by NASA’s InSight lander, and two of the largest occurred last year in the Cerberus Fossae region.

'I've got it': NASA confirms Perseverance has captured its first Mars rock samples

September 07, 2021 12:02 pm

Perseverance arrived in February at Mars’ Jezero Crater in search of rocks that might hold evidence of ancient life.

Marsquakes reveal the anatomy of the Red Planet's interior

July 23, 2021 12:31 pm

The Martian core, the innermost geologic layer, was found to have a diameter of approximately 3,660 km, larger than previously thought.

'Representation matters': How Dr Swati Mohan, the woman behind NASA's Mars 2020 mission, impressed all online

March 05, 2021 8:09 pm

Dr Swati Mohan, the guidance and control operations lead for NASA's Mars 2020 mission, has got everyone talking online for her calm demeanour and the bindi she is sporting.

Meet Dr Swati Mohan, the Indian-American scientist behind NASA's rover landing on Mars

February 19, 2021 6:28 pm

Dr Swati Mohan first emigrated from India to the United States when she was just a year old. Mohan traces her love for space back to the American science fiction series ‘Star Trek’, which she first watched at the age of 9.

WATCH: Rare footage of Mars' crater which can be a source of water

July 07, 2020 11:25 am

A video from the European Space Agency (ESA) that was posted on Youtube on June 30 has been making rounds.

NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

May 02, 2018 11:52 am

It will be NASA's first interplanetary mission launched from somewhere other than Florida's Cape Canaveral. Californians along the coast down to Baja will have front-row seats for the pre-dawn flight.

Mars 2020 rover mission completes first supersonic parachute test: NASA

November 21, 2017 3:23 pm

NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced.