Feb 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST
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.
- Feb 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST
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
- Feb 18, 2021 03:19 PM IST
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.
- Feb 17, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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.
- Feb 10, 2021 10:39 PM IST
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.
- Feb 10, 2021 01:50 PM IST
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
- Jan 27, 2021 11:05 PM IST
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.
- Dec 19, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The discovery and development of the novel coronavirus vaccine is probably the most incredible scientific achievement of 2020.
- Nov 27, 2020 08:48 PM IST
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.
- Oct 29, 2020 10:44 PM IST
SpaceX will not be recognising any international law on Mars.
- Oct 12, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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.
- Aug 17, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Stunning images of Mars are captured by NASA’s HiRISE camera onboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is the oldest spacecraft currently active around Mars.
- Jul 31, 2020 07:58 AM IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2020 11:52 AM IST
Jezero crater, the destination of NASA's Perseverance rover, is a promising place to look for evidence of extinct Martian life.
- Jul 23, 2020 08:20 AM IST
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.
- Jul 20, 2020 07:27 AM IST
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.
- Jul 14, 2020 11:12 AM IST
The Hope orbiter will make contributions to research on the red planet, but the Emirati government really hopes it will inspire future scientists.
- Jul 13, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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.
- Jul 03, 2020 10:37 PM IST
The image was taken on July 1 when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos.
- Jun 23, 2020 03:23 PM IST
As part of its next Mars mission, NASA is sending an experimental helicopter to fly through the red planet’s thin atmosphere.
- Feb 13, 2020 03:57 PM IST
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.
- Feb 11, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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.
- Jan 14, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Of the 155 shortlisted, nine will be selected before the public votes for their favourite name online later this month
- Dec 23, 2019 09:13 PM IST
the 1967 Outer Space Treaty outlines that outer space shall not be weaponised, in order to enable all countries to peacefully explore it.
- Nov 14, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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.