Odyssey Gives Us a Cool New View of Mars

Chances are that you've seen images of Earth from space, thanks to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS),…

3 months ago

JAXA’s Ambitious Mission to Phobos Will Even Have European-Built Rover

Japan and Germany have a history of collaboration in scientific and technological endeavours. The countries have a Joint Committee on…

1 year ago

Mars Express Watched Deimos Pass in Front of Jupiter and its Moons

That’s no moon … wait … yes, it is, and more! ESA’s Mars Express has captured an unusual and rare…

1 year ago

New Pics of Phobos From China’s Tianwen-1 Orbiter

Two fundamental factors affect all astrophotography - timing and location. If a camera happens to be at the right place…

2 years ago

Japan’s Upcoming Mission Will Use a Vacuum to Get its Sample From Phobos

JAXA, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, is carving out a niche for itself in sample-return missions. Their Hayabusa mission was…

2 years ago

Wow! Perseverance Sees a Solar Eclipse on Mars

Imagine standing on Mars, and seeing this with your own eyes. (more…)

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

Japan’s Mission to Phobos Will Also Bring a Sample Home by 2029

Japan's space agency (JAXA) is gearing up for its Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, with plans to have a sample…

3 years ago

Phobos and Deimos: Two Moons, From One Source?

Running the clock back on the enigmatic pair of Martian moons Phobos and Deimos gives researchers insight to their possible…

3 years ago

What Could We Learn From a Mission to Phobos?

According to new research that looks at MAVEN data, Mars' larger moon (Phobos) could contain a record of how Mars'…

3 years ago