ExoMars

ExoMars is Suspended. ESA is Looking for new Solutions to Replace Russian Components

Coordination between countries in space exploration is widespread.  However, sometimes that coordination falls apart.  In most cases, that failure is…

5 months ago

Europe’s ExoMars Rover Will Likely Miss This Year’s Launch Window Because of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

As countries around the world respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine with sanctions aimed at crippling Moscow and Vladimir Putin,…

6 months ago

Rings Inside a Martian Crater Reveal its Ancient History

Is this a closeup look at a tree stump, or an orbital view of an impact crater? At first glance,…

7 months ago

The Bottom of Valles Marineris Seems to Have Water Mixed in With the Regolith

According to data obtained by ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter, it looks like there's plenty of water ice at the bottom…

8 months ago

ExoMars Will be Drilling 1.7 Meters to Pull its Samples From Below the Surface of Mars

The ESA just finished testing the drill that will allow the Rosalind Franklin rover to search for signs of life…

11 months ago

Perseverance Seen From Space by ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter

The ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter (part of the ExoMars 2020 mission) has revealed images of the Perseverance rover and where…

1 year ago

The Surface of Mars Might Have Gotten an Acid Bath, Obscuring Evidence of Past Life

According to a recent study, the presence of acidic and alkali fluids on the surface of Mars mean that its…

2 years ago

Perseverance and the Quest to Find Life on Mars

I remember the Summer of 1997 when a shoebox-sized Mars rover literally broke the Internet. Sojourner - the first rover…

2 years ago

Thanks to Cosmic Radiation, There Could be Life on Mars, Just a Couple of Meters Under the Surface

Remember back in 2008 when the Phoenix lander on Mars scraped away a few inches of rust-colored regolith to reveal…

2 years ago

Rovers Will be Starting to Make Their Own Decisions About Where to Search for Life

We all know how exploration by rover works. The rover is directed to a location and told to take a…

2 years ago