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Wednesday, August 12, 2020



NASA data suggests ocean of 'salty water' on dwarf planet Ceres

August 12, 2020 11:12 am

Ceres has a diameter of about 950 km, which is more than one-fourth of Earth's moon. The main focus of the scientists was the 92 km wide crater named Occator located in Ceres' northern hemisphere.

NASA's Insight lander helps uncover what's beneath Mars' surface

August 11, 2020 12:49 pm

The data recorded on InSight's seisometer is from February to September 2019 which includes more than 170 vibrations from seismic waves which can be caused by metor strikes or marsquakes (like earthquake).

A chat between Twitter and NASA's Perseverance Rover's official handles has people smiling

July 31, 2020 3:02 pm

Many on Twitter loved the conversation between the official handles of Twitter, the Perseverance rover and NASA.

As #CountdownToMars trends, Twitter photoshops users into spacesuits

July 31, 2020 1:48 pm

Twitter also decided to join in the fun and give people new profile pictures to celebrate NASA's latest and most ambitious mission to Mars.

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Launch Highlights: Perseverance heads to Red planet

July 30, 2020 7:09 pm

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch highlights: NASA launched its Mars Perseverance Rover on July 30 at 17:20 IST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

2020's final Mars mission poised for blastoff from Florida

July 30, 2020 9:54 am

The summer's third and final mission to Mars featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover is on the verge of liftoff.

Perseverance launch today: A look at NASA's mission to Mars

July 30, 2020 12:31 pm

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch: A look at NASA’s experience with previous rovers, what will be new with the fourth-generation rover, and why there is so much recent interest in Mars.

Explained: Why Mars landing missions run risk of interplanetary contamination

July 28, 2020 7:15 am

Astrobiologists say that if there is a chance that Mars has life, even in its most primitive form, there is an ethical obligation on humanity to ensure that microbes from Earth do not disturb a possible Martian biosphere

Tianwen-1 Explained: What China’s Mars mission is about, and how it signals space race with the US

July 26, 2020 8:32 am

China Mars mission Tianwen-1: The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, and the mission aims to study the thickness and sub-layer distribution of the Martian soil.

China launches independent, unmanned Mars mission

July 23, 2020 11:31 am

China's probe will carry several scientific instruments to observe the planet's atmosphere and surface, searching for signs of water and ice.


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

September 29, 2015 2:21 pm

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'

August 18, 2015 9:47 pm

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

September 27, 2014 3:53 pm

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