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  • Stunning images of Red Planet captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Aug 17, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    Stunning images of Red Planet captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

    Stunning images of Mars are captured by NASA’s HiRISE camera onboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is the oldest spacecraft currently active around Mars.

  • NASA launches new Perseverance rover to search for signs of past Martian life Jul 31, 2020 07:58 AM IST

    NASA launches new Perseverance rover to search for signs of past Martian life

    NASA's Perseverance rover is aiming to land at the base of an 820-foot-deep crater called Jezero, site of a former lake and water system from 3.5 billion years ago that scientists suspect could bear evidence of potential past microbial life.

  • Perseverance rover: How NASA found the ideal hole on Mars to land in Jul 30, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Perseverance rover: How NASA found the ideal hole on Mars to land in

    Jezero crater, the destination of NASA's Perseverance rover, is a promising place to look for evidence of extinct Martian life.

  • China scheduled to launch independent Mars mission today Jul 23, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    China scheduled to launch independent Mars mission today

    The Chinese probe is expected to reach Mars in February 2021 where it will attempt to deploy a rover to explore the planet for 90 days.

  • 'Amal' space probe functioning after launch to Mars: United Arab Emirates Jul 20, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    'Amal' space probe functioning after launch to Mars: United Arab Emirates

    On July 20, a United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed away on a seven-month journey to Mars, kicking off the Arab world's first interplanetary mission.

  • How the United Arab Emirates set its sights on Mars Jul 14, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    How the United Arab Emirates set its sights on Mars

    The Hope orbiter will make contributions to research on the red planet, but the Emirati government really hopes it will inspire future scientists.

  • In pics | Search for life on Mars: Three spacecraft from US, China and UAE are set to head off to Red Planet Jul 13, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    In pics | Search for life on Mars: Three spacecraft from US, China and UAE are set to head off to Red Planet

    Mars, often referred to as the Red Planet, is about to be invaded by three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — which are sending their unmanned spacecraft to the planet to seek signs of ancient microscopic life.

  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission captures image of the biggest moon of Mars Jul 03, 2020 10:37 PM IST

    ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission captures image of the biggest moon of Mars

    The image was taken on July 1 when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos.

  • Mars is about to have its ‘Wright brothers moment’ Jun 23, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    Mars is about to have its ‘Wright brothers moment’

    As part of its next Mars mission, NASA is sending an experimental helicopter to fly through the red planet’s thin atmosphere.

  • Mars was formed much later than we thought: Study Feb 13, 2020 03:57 PM IST

    Mars was formed much later than we thought: Study

    Martian meteorites that have fallen on Earth were studied to arrive at a theory on how the amalgamation of different materials formed the mantle of the Red Planet.

  • White House calls for biggest NASA budget in decades to reach the moon, Mars Feb 11, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    White House calls for biggest NASA budget in decades to reach the moon, Mars

    The request would boost the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's budget by 12 percent for the fiscal year that starts October 1, with nearly half of the funds going toward the "Moon to Mars" program, which includes development of lunar landers, robotic rovers, heavy-lift rockets and new spacesuits.

  • NASA shortlists 155 names for its Mars 2020 rover Jan 14, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    NASA shortlists 155 names for its Mars 2020 rover

    Of the 155 shortlisted, nine will be selected before the public votes for their favourite name online later this month

  • Is Trump's Space Force in violation of the Outer Space Treaty? Dec 23, 2019 09:13 PM IST

    Is Trump's Space Force in violation of the Outer Space Treaty?

    the 1967 Outer Space Treaty outlines that outer space shall not be weaponised, in order to enable all countries to peacefully explore it.

  • China completes lander test for first Mars mission in 2020 Nov 14, 2019 12:00 PM IST

    China completes lander test for first Mars mission in 2020

    China is on track to launch its Mars mission in 2020, Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, said on Thursday. Zhang was speaking ahead of the hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test for the lander.

  • US study suggest that mars had salt lakes Oct 19, 2019 01:00 PM IST

    US study suggest that mars had salt lakes

    The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, noted that over 3 billion years ago the lake that was present in Gale Crater -- an immense 95-mile-wide rocky basin that is being explored with the NASA Curiosity rover since 2012 -- underwent a drying episode possibly linked to the global drying of Mars.

  • Five years of Mangalyaan: Stunning pictures from India's Mars Orbiter Mission Oct 07, 2019 05:47 PM IST

    Five years of Mangalyaan: Stunning pictures from India's Mars Orbiter Mission

    Take a look at some of the beautiful pictures taken by the Mars Colour Camera (MCC)

  • Why Indian cinema’s sci-fi journey has been less than flattering Jul 25, 2019 10:21 AM IST

    Why Indian cinema’s sci-fi journey has been less than flattering

    Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Mission mangal is only one of the handful of science fiction dramas the country has produced. While organizations like NASA are depicted with pride in Hollywood, Indian space research organizations function far more secretively

  • NASA camera spots Star Trek logo on Mars Jun 14, 2019 03:20 PM IST

    NASA camera spots Star Trek logo on Mars

    The interplay of dunes, wind, and lava made the particular chevron look so prominent in the photograph taken by HiRISE.

  • Mars has enough water to submerge the entire planet: Study May 30, 2019 12:53 PM IST

    Mars has enough water to submerge the entire planet: Study

    The Shallow Radar or SHARAD, an instrument mounted on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, was used by the researchers to make these observations.

  • Mars likely had its own water cycle, scientists claim May 13, 2019 04:09 PM IST

    Mars likely had its own water cycle, scientists claim

    The water cycle takes place on Mars every two Earth years when it is summer in the planet’s southern hemisphere.

  • Alien life on Mars: Meteorite found in Antarctica may hold clue — Report Apr 12, 2019 12:04 PM IST

    Alien life on Mars: Meteorite found in Antarctica may hold clue — Report

    The material found in the meteorite is like what certain iron-oxidizing microbes produce on Earth.

  • An investment opportunity in the highly regulated food colour business Mar 06, 2019 07:47 AM IST

    An investment opportunity in the highly regulated food colour business

    The food and beverages colour industry - a niche segment of the dyes and pigment industry---not only benefits from growth in the end market (FMCG sector) but also has significant barriers to entry, due to its highly regulated business. As a result, the industry has an oligopolistic structure, where only a few companies are up the scale in terms of technical knowhow and quality control.

  • NASA boss believes they will spot alien life through Mars project soon Feb 22, 2019 03:29 PM IST

    NASA boss believes they will spot alien life through Mars project soon

    Bridenstine also pointed out that multiple research findings hint at Mars once being conducive for life to thrive on it, and may still be so.

  • NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes' Nov 25, 2018 05:00 PM IST

    NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes'

    Traveling 301 million miles (548 million km) from Earth, the Mars InSight spacecraft was due to reach its destination on the dusty, rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet at about 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT).

  • Study shows rolling stones left strange grooves on Mars' moon Nov 21, 2018 12:55 PM IST

    Study shows rolling stones left strange grooves on Mars' moon

    The research, published in the journal Planetary and Space Science, used computer models to simulate the movement of debris from Stickney crater, a huge gash on one end of Phobos' oblong body.

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