China invited observers to a successful test Thursday of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. China plans to launch a lander and rover to Mars next year to explore parts of the planet in detail.
According to the researchers, including those from Texas A&M University in the US, liquid water on Mars may have become unsustainable and evaporated as the planet's atmosphere became thinner, and the pressure at the surface became lesser.
NASA's InSight lander has dug nearly 2 centimetres (3/4 of an inch) into the Martian surface with the help of its heat probe called "the mole". The procedure was done with the robotic arm of the spacecraft, which holds the heat probe.
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.