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NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has made it to its 10th anniversary of being on the Red Planet. Despite showing its age with some wear and tear, the spacecraft is about to enter into a new phase of its mission as it prepares to climb a mountain. It may seem hard to believe that Curiosity has been on Mars for ten years... Read more...
The mystery of how a concentrated chunk of a rare mineral on Mars came to be located in Gale Crater may be solved. Researchers have published a scenario that could explain the 2016 discovery of tridymite by NASA's Curiosity rover. NASA continues to study the surface of Mars ahead of future manned missions to the... Read more...
An image resembling a bit of leftover space spaghetti won the people's vote for Perseverance's "Image of the Week". The photo raises questions about how missions to the Red Planet could present issues in the future. NASA's Perseverance rover has captured quite a few interesting images during its mission on the Red... Read more...
NASA hopes that with the public's help in identifying clouds in data captured by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists can gain a better understanding of the Red Planet's atmosphere. The space agency has organized a project called Cloudspotting on Mars to do this, and you are invited to join in on the hunt for... Read more...
The Mars Perseverance rover team at NASA found an unexpected piece of extraterrestrial trash as it roamed the Red Planet recently. But the litter is not as "alien" as one might think. When something is found on Mars that is not part of its natural environment, the first inclination is to be very excited. But as the... Read more...
NASA is calling on U.S. industry, academia, international communities, and other stakeholders to provide feedback and input on its Moon to Mars strategy. The feedback will provide valuable insight into the space agency's Moon and Mars missions for the next 20 years. The Artemis program is currently preparing to... Read more...
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover captured a photo earlier this month that looks like a hidden entrance to an underground alien base. The grainy black and white image was captured on May 7th by the rover's Mastcam. The thought of a secret Martian base beneath the surface of the red planet has been the fodder for many a... Read more...