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NASA is seeking applicants to take part in its second simulated one-year Mars surface mission. The mission, called Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA), is designed to help the agency plan for human exploration of the Red Planet. The first CHAPEA mission is scheduled for completion on July 6... Read more...
NASA’s historic Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has flown its final mission on the Red Planet after a communications dropout led to at least one damaged rotor blade. The iconic helicopter was originally designed as a technology demonstration to provide up to five experimental test flights over a 30-day period. It lasted for... Read more...
An image snapped on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover had Star Trek fans feeling a bit nostalgic. The rock in the image resembled the delta insignia as worn by all Starship personnel on their uniforms in the iconic Star Trek franchise that spans several TV shows and movies. NASA’s Curiosity rover took the image on Sol... Read more...
NASA turned two twelve-hour black and white videos from its Mars Curiosity rover into time-lapse videos of what a Martian day looks like. The two videos were taken by Curiosity’s Hazard-Avoidance Cameras, or Hazcams. The two black and white videos of the 4,002nd Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s mission each last... Read more...
A new image captured by NASA’s Odyssey orbiter highlights a view of Mars that will help scientists gain new insights into the Martian atmosphere. The panoramic view was stitched together using 10 images, creating the view of the Martian landscapes below clouds and dust. NASA engineers spent three months preparing... Read more...
As NASA prepares to send humans back to the moon and later onto Mars, researchers say males making the long journey in space may run into a problem. A new study has found that deep space missions where astronauts exposed to high levels of galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) and microgravity might be highly subject to... Read more...
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has spent an incredible 4,000 sols (Martian days) on the Red Planet since it first landed on the Martian surface in 2012. Curiosity completed its primary mission objective in 2014 and is still going strong. Curiosity landed in Gale Crater on August 5, 2012, and has remained busy ever... Read more...
Japanese researchers have successfully grown mouse embryos in space for the first time. While doing such a thing may sound pointless on the surface, it is vital to research if humans ever propagate during future space travel as we look to set foot on distant planets. As space agencies continue to move forward with... Read more...
Scientists were surprised to discover the actual cause of the largest quake ever detected on Mars was not a meteoroid impact. Labled as "Marsquake S1222a," it was detected on May 4, 2022, and resembled two prior seismic events that were caused by meteoroids smashing onto the surface of the Red Planet. The marsquake... Read more...
The European Space Agency's Mars Express takes adventurers on a gorgeous ride across Mars's 'labyrinth of night'. The spacecraft has been exploring the atmosphere, surface, and subsurface of the Red Planet since 2004. ESA shared footage captured by the Mars Express spacecraft as it flew over the eastern part of... Read more...
A group of researchers have shared what is being called the "holy grail of astrobiology," which they say can reliably detect signs of past or present life on other planets. The news of the research comes on the heels of NASA's successful OSIRIS-REx mission that returned the first asteroid sample collected in... Read more...
NASA has announced that it's opening up its popular "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign to have people's names be sent on a microchip as part of a future mission to Mars. Sign up now to have your (or your loved one's) name be a permanent fixture on the Red Planet. There's no details on what your Martian land rights will... Read more...
As NASA continues to explore ways of supporting human life on Mars for future missions to the Red Planet, it has already achieved a significant milestone in being able to produce oxygen via an instrument onboard the Perseverance Rover called MOXIE. MOXIE, or Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment... Read more...
Faster space travel has been the holy grail of space agencies for decades and a UK-based aerospace company says it might have a viable solution in the form of nuclear fusion. If all goes well, a working fusion prototype could happen as soon as 2027. Pulsar Fusion, a UK aerospace startup is claiming that it's in the... Read more...
In a new paper, scientists do not rule out that horizontal protrusions that were photographed by NASA's Curiosity rover could have come from an alien spacecraft. The image in question was taken by Curiosity between sol 3786 and 3800 during its time in Mars' Gale Crater with its ChemCam. Back in April of this year... Read more...
MIT geologists have developed a new technique that allows scientists to view just how fiercely rivers flowed at one time on Mars and how intensely they currently flow on Saturn's moon Titan. The team achieved this by utilizing satellite observations to estimate the rate at which rivers move fluid and sediment... Read more...
New research concerning the search for life on Mars by NASA's Perseverance Mars rover reports detecting specific fluorescence-mineral associations that are consistent with classes of organic molecules. The finding potentially indicates different fates of carbon across environments of the Red Planet. Perseverance... Read more...
NASA has been involved with the development of virtual reality (VR) technology since it was simply a concept. For the space agency, it is much more than a means of entertainment, it is helping to overcome issues such as being able to solve the visual distance issue when looking at images from Mars and now to help... Read more...
The Mars Curiosity rover sent NASA a panoramic postcard capturing both the morning and afternoon views of the Red Planet. The postcard is a combination of two separate images taken of the Marker Band Valley just before the rover said goodbye to the area. NASA has shared some incredible images from Mars that its... Read more...
We know Mars exists because we've seen images of the Red Planet, though never in real time—by the time they're shared with the public, it could have been days, weeks, months, or even years after the images were actually taken and processed. That's about the change. The European Space Agency (ESA) is celebrating the... Read more...
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter captured a breathtaking image of the Mars landscape, and had a fellow Martian spacecraft photobomb the picture. During Ingenuity's 51st flight over the Belva crater, NASA's Perseverance rover can be spotted way off in the distance. The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter completed its historic... Read more...
Researchers detected two separate quakes that shook the Red Planet to its core. The seismic waves were detected in 2021 by NASA's InSight mission, and were the first ever identified to actually enter another planet's core. The massive quakes were outlined in a new research paper published earlier this week in the... Read more...
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