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  • Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study Feb 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study

    The researchers from NASA and German Aerospace Center tested the endurance of microorganisms to Martian conditions by launching them into stratosphere, the second major layer of Earth's atmosphere which closely represents key conditions on Mars.

  • NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life Feb 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST

    NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

    Perseverance, the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent by NASA, became the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to successfully land on Mars, every one of them from the US

  • Was there ever life on Mars? NASA's Perseverance rover wants to find out Feb 18, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Was there ever life on Mars? NASA's Perseverance rover wants to find out

    NASA's Perseverance rover prepares for touchdown on the Red Planet on Thursday to search for telltale signs of microbes that might have existed there billions of years ago, when conditions were warmer and wetter than they are today.

  • NASA wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time, hitching a ride with Perseverance rover Feb 17, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    NASA wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time, hitching a ride with Perseverance rover

    NASA describes Ingenuity's mission as a 'technology demonstration': a project that seeks to test a new capability together with the astrobiology mission of Perseverance.

  • China spacecraft enters Mars orbit, 2nd in 2 days after UAE Feb 10, 2021 10:39 PM IST

    China spacecraft enters Mars orbit, 2nd in 2 days after UAE

    The solar-powered rover — about the size of a golf cart — is expected to operate for about three months, and the orbiter for two years.

  • Explained: China’s Mars Mission is up next to orbit the red planet Feb 10, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    Explained: China’s Mars Mission is up next to orbit the red planet

    If the arrival at Mars succeeds, China will try to place a lander and a robotic rover on the planet later this year. It would join what could by then be a trio of NASA spacecraft studying the Martian surface

  • NASA to host virtual briefing on February 18 Perseverance Mars rover landing tonight Jan 27, 2021 11:05 PM IST

    NASA to host virtual briefing on February 18 Perseverance Mars rover landing tonight

    The Perseverance rover is supposed to land on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021, carrying new scientific tools and technologies onboard, including the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.

  • From fastest vaccine ever to hidden lakes on Mars: Here are the top science moments of 2020 Dec 19, 2020 05:26 PM IST

    From fastest vaccine ever to hidden lakes on Mars: Here are the top science moments of 2020

    The discovery and development of the novel coronavirus vaccine is probably the most incredible scientific achievement of 2020.

  • Two 115-feet parachutes to help UK’s first rover ‘Rosalind Franklin’ land safely on Mars Nov 27, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    Two 115-feet parachutes to help UK’s first rover ‘Rosalind Franklin’ land safely on Mars

    The team that carried out the tests at the desert has confirmed that the full-scale high-altitude drop test of the two 115-ft parachutes that would deliver the Mars rover in 2023, is successful.

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX to follow ‘self-governing principles’ on Mars, not international laws: Report Oct 29, 2020 10:44 PM IST

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX to follow ‘self-governing principles’ on Mars, not international laws: Report

    SpaceX will not be recognising any international law on Mars.

  • Mars to be visible at its biggest, brightest on October 13 Oct 12, 2020 05:51 PM IST

    Mars to be visible at its biggest, brightest on October 13

    The Red Planet will be aligning with the Sun and the Earth in a straight line and come to an “opposition” on October 13, which means Mars will be positioned directly on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.

  • 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.

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