Curiosity rover captures spectacular Martian mountain snapshot
Like any good tourist, NASA's rover Curiosity apparently couldn't resist the photobug urge from a gorgeous Martian mountain scene she happened by recently and decided to pull over and enjoy the view.
Image: Mars Express orbiter reveals overflowing craters
(Phys.org) —Large and small, hundreds of thousands of craters scar the surface of Mars, hollowed out by a multitude of asteroids and comets that impacted the Red Planet throughout its history.
US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander
The United States and France unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet.
Curiosity's first photo of home planet Earth from Mars
18 months into her mission to discover a habitable zone on the Red Planet, NASA's Curiosity rover has at last looked back to the inhabited zone of all humanity and snapped her 1st image of all 7 Billion Earthlings ...
Kepler finds a very wobbly planet
(Phys.org) —Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly world found by NASA's planet-hunting ...
Opportunity discovers that oldest rocks reveal best chance for martian life
After a decade of roving relentlessly on the Red Planet, NASA's Opportunity rover discovered rocks that preserve the best evidence yet that ancient Mars was the most conducive time period for the formation ...
An Opportunity for life: Finding Mars' most liveable mud
Coinciding with ten years of the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Project, research published today in Science has found some of the oldest evidence of past water on Mars – and confirmed it was ideal to nurture life ...
NASA receives Mars 2020 rover instrument proposals for evaluation
NASA has received 58 proposals for science and exploration technology instruments to fly aboard the agency's next Mars rover in 2020, twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past, and an ...
Opportunity rover starts second decade by spectacular mountain summit and mineral goldmine
NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover has accomplished what absolutely no one expected.
One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says Frenchwoman
A comfortable, middle-class Parisian life may be the envy of many people, but Florence Porcel would give it all up to be among the first Earthlings to settle on Mars—even with no option of return.
Newfound planet is Earth-mass but gassy
An international team of astronomers has discovered the first Earth-mass planet that transits, or crosses in front of, its host star. KOI-314c is the lightest planet to have both its mass and physical size ...
Happy New Year's Day 2014 from Mars – Curiosity celebrates 500 sols spying towering mount sharp destination
Today, New Year's Day 2014, NASA's Curiosity mega rover celebrates a huge mission milestone – her 500th Martian Day on the Red Planet since the death defying touchdown of August 2012.
Space science stories to watch in 2014
There's an old Chinese proverb that says, "May you live in interesting times," and 2013 certainly fit the bill in the world of spaceflight and space science. The past year saw spacecraft depart for Mars, ...
Mars Express heading towards daring flyby of Phobos (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Late this month, ESA's Mars Express will make the closest flyby yet of the Red Planet's largest moon Phobos, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface.