Mars

China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Took a Selfie Using a Tiny, Secondary Spacecraft

Remember how China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft released a remote camera to take a picture of itself during its flight to Mars,…

2 weeks 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…

4 weeks ago

Would Mars be More Habitable if it Orbited a Red Dwarf?

A NASA-supported study by an international multi-disciplinary team has shown what Mars would be like if it orbited a red…

1 month ago

With 17 Flights Completed, Ingenuity has Spent 30 Minutes Aloft on Mars

December 17 is an historic day for flying machines, so it wouldn’t be surprising if we hear the Ingenuity Mars…

1 month ago

One Feature Mars has That we Don’t: Polar Megadunes

New renderings from Kevin M Gill show a unique feature on Mars: the northern polar Chasma Boreale Megadunes!

1 month ago

InSight Peers Deep Below the Surface on Mars

The InSight lander has been on Mars, gathering data for a thousand days now, working to give us a better…

2 months ago

Is That a Fossil on Mars? Non-Biological Deposits can Mimic Organic Structures

There's nothing easy about searching for evidence of life on Mars. Not only do we somehow have to land a…

2 months ago

You can Watch Ingenuity’s Flight on Mars, Captured by Perseverance

New video beamed back to Earth from the Perseverance Rover shows an incredibly detailed view of the Ingenuity helicopter’s flight…

2 months ago

Orbital Launch in January? Elon Musk Updates His Vision for SpaceX’s Starship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has laid out a scenario for space travel that calls for his company's Starship launch system…

2 months ago

Fungi Were Able to Absorb Radiation on the ISS. Could Astronauts Grow Their own Radiation Shields in Space?

A lack of effective radiation shielding is one of the biggest challenges still to be overcome if humans are to…

2 months ago