Mars News

Mysterious magnetic pulses and signs of groundwater discovered on Mars

The magnetic field events at night are among preliminary findings from NASA's InSight mission on Mars. It also found an electrically conductive layer almost 62 miles below the red planet's surface which hints at a reservoir of liquid water, according to a report.

NASA shared a stunning picture of an avalanche on Mars

NASA has shared an image of an avalanche on Mars, which takes place each spring as the Sun shines on the North Pole of Mars where there are north polar layered deposits.


Mars may have had vast oceans, thick atmosphere like Earth in the past: NASA

Billions of years ago, Mars may have had large water bodies due to the presence of a thick atmosphere similar to Earth says NASA.

ESA's ExoMars programme to search for existence of alien life on Mars

The ExoMars programme, which is a joint venture between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos, is expected to launch sometime in between July 26-August 13, 2020. The programme's Rosalind Franklin rover will primarily search for the existence of alien life on the red planet.

Nuke Mars: Elon Musk reiterates his Mars terraforming idea with T-shirts

Elon Musk has made it clear that he is still on his idea of nuking Mars to warm it up and make it habitable for the humans. He also announced Nuke Mars T-shirts from SpaceX.

Scientists found evidence of a 'mega-tsunami' on Mars due to meteor impact

A new study on the impact craters found on the surface of Mars suggests that if the red planet harboured water, it could have experienced a "mega-tsunami" that shaped the planet.


Watch: NASA's Mars 2020 rover does bicep curls in preparation for mission

NASA's Mars rover for 2020 is expected to launch into space next year, with landing on the red planet scheduled for February 2021. The rover will collect rock samples from the planet.

NASA practices space gardening to pack lunchboxes for Mars

The round-trip journey to Mars is expected to take up to three years, and the astronauts may have to grow some of their own food.

This material may help make Mars habitable: Study

Silica aerogels are 97 per cent porous, meaning light moves through the material but the interconnecting nanolayers of silicon dioxide infrared radiation and greatly slow the conduction of heat.

Fact Check: Did high methane level indicate life on Mars? The science, the setback

What were scientists hoping to find, and what does methane signify?

Mars Photos

NASA confirms Mars has water: Here is a closer look at some pictures

NASA has confirmed evidence of water on Mars in an important discovery. Check out some stunning pictures of the red planet which have hinted at evidence of war on Mars earlier

Ten 'breathtaking pictures from India's Mars orbiter'

ISRO's Pictures from Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard India’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft.


TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of this week from around the world

Two space probes hog the limelight this week with ISRO's Mangalyaan and NASA's MAVEN entering the Martian orbit.