Mars

Mars Helicopter Completes its 4th Flight. 117 Seconds of Airtime

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter just completed its fourth flight, once again setting records for extraterrestrial flight.

2 days ago

One Full Year of Seismic Data Collected by Mars Insight Includes 500 Quakes

The English vocabulary has some words that only make sense from an Earth-bound perspective.  Earthquake is one of those.  Even…

2 days ago

Dune Fields in Gale Crater Tell the Story of Mars’ Shifting Climate Over Eons

Rocks can tell us a lot about a planet.  On Earth, the study of geology has been around for hundreds…

5 days ago

Mid-Latitude Glaciers on Mars Could Supply Water to Human Explorers

New research shows how a subsurface glacier in the Arcadia Planitia region of Mars would make an ideal landing site…

1 week ago

Ingenuity Completes a Huge 50-Meter Flight on Mars

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter just completed its third test flight and set new records for traveling farther and faster than…

1 week ago

Mars has the Right Conditions for Life Just Under the Surface

According to the immortal words of Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) “Life..uh...finds a way”.  Back in 2005, an article in Nature…

2 weeks ago

Perseverance Successfully Extracts Oxygen From the Martian Atmosphere. About 10 Minutes of Breathing Time for an Astronaut

Humanity achieved an incredible series of new milestones on Mars this week. It began on Monday April 19th, when the…

2 weeks ago

This Is a Collapsed Pit on Mars, Not a Pimple

Mars has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. With the historic landing of the Perseverance…

3 weeks ago

“You Wouldn’t Believe What I Just Saw:” Ingenuity Helicopter Flies Successfully on Mars

NASA pulled off a Wright Brothers moment on Mars early today by successfully flying the tiny Ingenuity helicopter for approximately…

3 weeks ago

The Same Technology Could Search for Microbes in Mars Rocks or Under the ice on Europa

NASA's SHERLOC and WATSON, two spectrometers designed to look for biosignatures, could answer if there's life on Mars on inside…

4 weeks ago