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.
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 ...
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.
Moons of Jupiter and Saturn could have been seeded with life
Life on Earth or Mars could have been brought to the moons of Jupiter or Saturn on rocks blasted off those planets, researchers say.
Indian craft leaves Earth's orbit on way to Mars
India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.
How habitable is Mars? A new view of the Viking experiments
Almost 40 years ago, two NASA probes on the surface of Mars scooped the soil in search of signs of microbes. The results that came back from the twin Viking missions were, to say the least, ambiguous. The ...
NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars
NASA's newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet's radical climate change.
Prolific NASA Mars orbiter passes big data milestone
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has overhauled understanding of the Red Planet since 2006, has passed 200 terabits in the amount of science data returned. The data returned by the ...
India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip
India is aiming to join the world's deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday problems ...
Space Cadets line up for one-way Mars trip
More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonize the inhospitable red planet said Monday.
Meteorites' age is at center of Mars history debate
Planetary scientists dream of sending a geologist to Mars to study its rocks by hand. Until then, they have to settle for examining meteorites - chunks of the Red Planet that land on Earth after hurtling through ...
Space cadets in Washington for one-way ticket to Mars
Around 40 volunteers from thousands who applied for a one-way ticket to Mars gathered in the US capital Saturday to hear from the man behind plans to colonize the Red Planet.