19 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
A team of international scientists recently conducted a study that indicates that cyanobacteria can conduct photosynthesis in low-light conditions, which has implications for plans to terraform Mars.
15 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) recently captured an image of an impact crater on Mars that triggered an avalanche that left behind a dark streak.
12 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
A massive Martian dust storm has settled in over the Opportunity rover’s location in the Perseverance Valley, which could pose a danger to this rover’s continuing mission.
8 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
In its latest discovery, the Curiosity rover detected organic molecules in an ancient deposit of sedimentary rock, bolstering the case that Mars may once have supported life.
Earth, Mars, Moon
18 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
NASA’s MarCO Cubesats, which are currently on their way to Mars with the InSight Lander, recently snapped a “pale blue dot” photo of Earth and the Moon.
13 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
When the Mars 2020 rover arrives on the Red Planet, it will include a Mars Helicopter – a concept that will prove the viability of autonomous helicopter explorers.
Astronomy, Mars, Solar System
10 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that Mars’ growth was stunted due to the orbital instability of the planets in the outer Solar System.
Astronomy, Mars, Moon, News, Satellites, Saturn, Science, Skywatching, Solar System
29 Mar , 2018 by Bob King
Skywatchers have a busy weekend ahead. The Chinese space station is expected to burn up in the atmosphere, the Moon is full and Mars and Saturn meet at dawn.
Astronomy, Curiosity, Mars
26 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Curiosity rover recently passed another major milestone. Since it landed in 2012, it has spent a total of 2000 Martian days (sols) exploring the Red Planet!
23 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by a team from UC Berkeley, the existence of oceans on Mars may have had to do a lot with early volcanic activity
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