Red Planet

Martian subsurface has ingredients for present-day microbial life

Martian subsurface has ingredients for present-day microbial life

The study, published in the journal Astrobiology, looked at the chemical composition of Martian meteorites -- rocks blasted off of the su...Read More

Mars water still trapped underground: Study

Mars water still trapped underground: Study

Washington: A significant portion of Mars' water, between 30 and 99 per cent, is trapped within minerals in the planet's crust, says a ne...Read More

China's space probe captures first image of Mars

China's space probe captures first image of Mars

China's space probe Tianwen-1 has sent back the first image of Mars that it captured from a distance of 2.2 million km from the Red Planet

In a first, Mars 2020 rover to capture sounds from Red Planet

In a first, Mars 2020 rover to capture sounds from Red Planet

Washington: When the Mars Perseverance rover lands on the Red Planet on February 18, it will not only collect stunning images and rock sa...Read More

China’s Tianwen-1 may enter Mars’ orbit next month

China’s Tianwen-1 may enter Mars’ orbit next month

As of 6 a.m. on Sunday, the probe had flown in space for 163 days and was about 130 million km from Earth and about 8.3 million km from M...Read More

Potential life on Mars likely lived below the surface: Study

Potential life on Mars likely lived below the surface: Study

Even if Mars had a warm and wet climate 4 billion years ago, with the loss of the magnetic field, atmospheric thinning and subsequent dro...Read More

Scientists decode how Mars lost its water and continues to lose

Scientists decode how Mars lost its water and continues to lose

Scientists have further decoded the phenomenon that led Mars to lose the equivalent of a global ocean of water up to hundreds of feet dee...Read More

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers

The findings effectively throw cold water on the dominant 'warm and wet ancient Mars' hypothesis, which proposes that rivers, rainfall an...Read More

NASA rover blasts off to unearth the secrets of red planet

NASA rover blasts off to unearth the secrets of red planet

NASA's Perseverance rode a mighty Atlas V rocket into a clear morning sky in the world's third and final Mars launch of the summer. China...Read More

Lava-like mud flows on Mars: Scientists find

Lava-like mud flows on Mars: Scientists find

The numerous mountain cones in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet may be the result of mud volcanoes.

Early Mars could have been habitable: Study

Early Mars could have been habitable: Study

Tokyo: Surface water on early Mars may have been habitable for microbial life, suggests new research which found that the Red Planet's wa...Read More

NASA’s rover spots clay on Red Planet

NASA’s rover spots clay on Red Planet

Washington: Drilling by Curiosity Mars rover at a region of the Red Planet called the “clay-bearing unit” has revealed the highest amount...Read More

Pasta rocks, new sign of life on Mars

Pasta rocks, new sign of life on Mars

Washington: Rocks on the surface of Mars that look like layers of pasta may be the most obvious sign of life on the Red Planet, a NASA-fu...Read More

Red Planet had big rivers for billions of years

Red Planet had big rivers for billions of years

New York: Mars’ rivers flowed intensely and may have persisted as recently as one billion years ago, reveals a survey that found that the...Read More

River water persisted on Mars much later than thought

River water persisted on Mars much later than thought

Washington: Water from rivers on Mars persisted on at hundreds of locations on Red Planet much later into its history than previously tho...Read More

NASA spacecraft explored edges of Martian sea 2 decades ago

NASA spacecraft explored edges of Martian sea 2 decades ago

Washington: NASA’s first rover mission to Mars, the Pathfinder, may have explored the edges of an early Martian sea in 1997, according to...Read More

Jeff Bezos takes a dig at Elon Musk’s goal of colonising Mars

Jeff Bezos takes a dig at Elon Musk’s goal of colonising Mars

San Francisco: Taking a dig at SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s goal of colonising Mars, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said that Musk should first ...Read More

NASA declares end of Opportunity rover’s mission on Mars

NASA declares end of Opportunity rover’s mission on Mars

Washington DC [USA]: The NASA has officially called time on its Opportunity Mars rover, after the six-wheeled robot landed on the Red Pla...Read More

NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on Mars after six-month journey

NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on Mars after six-month journey

Cape Canaveral: A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet on Monday after a six-month, 30...Read More

Overflowing lakes carved canyons across Mars

Overflowing lakes carved canyons across Mars

Washington: Water overflowing from ancient lakes on Mars created catastrophic floods that rapidly carved canyons on the red planet over t...Read More

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