Mars News

Fact Check: Do ‘mushrooms’ on Mars count as evidence of life?

A new study, whose findings have been widely reported including by British tabloids such The Daily Mail and The Daily Express, claims to have found “evidence” — photographs that are supposedly of mushrooms — to support the hypothesis that life exists on Mars.

Rivers may have flowed on Mars for longer than thought: Study

Water from rivers persisted on Mars much later into its history than previously thought, according to a study which found that the rivers on the Red Planet were wider than those on Earth today.


NASA spacecraft may have explored edges of Martian sea in 1997

NASA's first rover mission to Mars, the Pathfinder, may have explored the edges of an early Martian sea in 1997, according to scientists who say that images from the probe could yield evidence of habitability on the Red Planet.

NASA to give daily weather reports on Mars, thanks to InSight lander

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide daily weather reports for Mars, thanks the Red Planet's newest robotic resident, InSight, mission scientists announced

NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

The HiRISE aboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted Martian landscape and ground around the lander.

NASA's InSight lander flexes its robotic arm on Mars

The arm will first use its Instrument Deployment Camera, located on its elbow, to take photos of the terrain in front of the lander, NASA said.


Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow NASA's InSight

What makes Mars so compelling — for robotic and, eventually, human exploration — is its relatively easy access, said InSight's lead scientist, Bruce Banerdt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA's Mars CubeSat success paves way for smaller deep space probes

NASA's InSight probe, that successfully landed on Mars today, will help create even lighter payloads for future planetary probes.

NASA’s InSight mission has touched down on Mars to study the red planet’s deep secrets

InSight’s primary mission on the surface is to last nearly two years.

InSight lander will add to humans' long fascination with Mars

By studying the preserved heart of Mars, InSight can teach us how our solar system's rocky planets formed 4 1/2 billion years ago and why they turned out so different.

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.