lava tubes

Determining the Safest Martian Caves for Future Astronauts

When astronauts land on Mars someday, they might have to live in lava caves or lava tubes to survive the…

2 weeks ago

What’s Under This Hole on the Surface of Mars?

Human visitors to Mars need somewhere to shelter from the radiation, temperature swings, and dust storms that plague the planet.…

1 month ago

Mapping Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars from Space

Sometimes, all you need for a new discovery is some creative math. That was the case for a new paper…

3 months ago

Future Mars Helicopters Could Explore Lava Tubes

The exploration of Mars continues, with many nations sending robotic missions to search for evidence of past life and learn…

6 months ago

Machine Learning Could Find all the Martian Caves We Could Ever Want

The surface of Mars is hostile and unforgiving. But put a few meters of regolith between you and the Martian…

6 months ago

A Collapsed Martian Lava Chamber, Seen From Space

Lava tubes and chambers attract a lot of attention as potential sites for bases on the Moon and Mars. They…

8 months ago

New Photos Show Collapsed Chains of Craters on a Martian Volcano

Most everyone is familiar with Olympus Mons, the largest volcano on Mars and also the largest in the Solar System.…

1 year ago

Exploring Lava Tubes on Other Worlds Will Need Rovers That Can Work Together

Planetary exploration, specifically within our own Solar System, has provided a lifetime of scientific knowledge about the many worlds beyond…

1 year ago

A Plan to Store Seeds, Spores, Eggs and Sperm on the Moon for Safekeeping

Always have a back up plan.  Some people take that axiom to the highest levels develop backup plans for life…

3 years ago

This Martian Lava Tube Skylight is 50 Meters Across. The Biggest Lava Tube on Earth is Only 15 Meters Across

NASA's Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it reached Mars in late 1971. It got…

4 years ago