life on mars

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…

1 month ago

Perseverance Went Into Safe Mode Shortly After Launch, But it’s Fine

NASA's Perseverance rover experienced some hiccups shortly after launch, but is back on track and making its seven-month journey to…

2 months 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 months ago

Perseverance Has Been Put Inside its Atlas V Rocket

NASA's Perseverance rover and elements of the Mars 2020 mission were recently loaded aboard the rocket that will take it…

2 months ago

This is How the ESA and NASA Will be Working Together to Bring Rocks Back From Mars

The ESA has entered into a lucrative collaboration to help NASA get its Martian rock samples back to Earth.

5 months ago

Mars 2020’s New Name is… “Perseverance”

NASA's Mars 2020 rover finally has a proper name - Perseverance!

7 months ago

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time

The ExoMars 2020 mission hit another snag recently when a high-altitude parachute test resulted in damage again to one of…

1 year ago

Where Does Mars’ Methane Go? New Study Provides Possible Answer, with Implications in the Search for Life.

A new study from Aarhus University offers new insight into what is making Mars' methane "disappear" - with serious implications…

1 year ago

Of Course Mars 2020 is Going to Get a New Name. NASA is Looking for Judges for an Upcoming Naming Contest

NASA and its partner organizations are launching the "Name that Rover" competition, which gives students from all over the US…

1 year ago

Curiosity Sniffs a Spike in Methane. Could it be a Sign of Life?

The Curiosity rover has detected another methane plume on Mars, once again raising the issue of whether or not there…

1 year ago