Mars

InSight has Mapped out the Interior of Mars, Revealing the Sizes of its Crust, Mantle, and Core

In a series of newly-published papers, NASA scientists have shown how InSight's seismic data allowed them to measure the structure…

5 days ago

Bad News. Those Underground Lakes on Mars? They’re Probably Just Frozen Clay

If you were planning an ice-fishing trip to the Martian south pole and its sub-surface lakes observed by radar in…

5 days ago

Strange Intersecting Sand Dunes on Mars

In our exploration of Mars, we’ve seen some strange but naturally occurring shapes. Polygons – a shape with at least…

6 days ago

Perseverance is About to Collect the First Sample on Mars That Could Eventually be Returned to Earth

Mission controllers at NASA are making final preparations for the Perseverance rover to obtain its first sample of Martian rock,…

1 week ago

Zhurong Finds its Own Parachute on the Surface of Mars

As of July 23, 2021, China's Mars rover Zhurong has traveled 585 meters across the surface of Mars. And along…

1 week ago

New Images of Mars From China’s Rover

China has released a new series of images that shows the progress their Zhurong rover has made on the Martian…

2 weeks ago

China Releases Sound and Video of its Rover Landing

Remember the stunning video of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars? The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) has now released…

1 month ago

This is why Martian Colonists are Going to Wish They had an Atmosphere Above Them

There will be all sorts of risks for any future colonists on Mars, such as extreme weather and temperatures, radiation,…

1 month ago

Iridescent Clouds on Mars Seen by Curiosity

Laying on a grassy field staring at the cloud formations in the sky and coming up with harebrained ideas about…

2 months ago

Clever Trick Used to Clean off InSight’s Solar Panels and Boost its Power

Ever have an idea that was so crazy that it just might work? A few weeks ago, members of the…

2 months ago