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China Wants to Retrieve a Sample of Mars by 2028

In preparation for their sample-return mission to Mars (Tianwen-3), Chinese scientists have created an atmospheric model that accurately simulates Martian…

8 months ago

How are Mars Rocks Getting “Shocked” by Meteorite Impacts?

A new NASA study shows how samples obtained by Perseverance could have been shaped by asteroid impacts when Mars was…

1 year ago

Samples Returned From Mars Will be Protected by a Micrometeorite Shield

NASA engineers are developing and testing a shielding system to protect the Mars Sample Return mission from micormeterites and space…

2 years ago

The Best Evidence for Life on Mars Might be Found on its Moons

The search for Martian life has been ongoing for decades.  Various landers and rovers have searched for biosignatures or other…

3 years ago

Curiosity Gets a Sister – What Should She Do ? Scientists Speak

Image caption: Seeing Double - Future Martian Sisters. NASA just announced plans to build and launch a new Mars science…

12 years ago