Mars

NASA’s Opportunity Gets Photobombed by Mystery Rock on Mars

Originally destined for a mission of just under 100 days, Mars rover Opportunity has continued to roam the red planet, stunning scientists at NASA with its longevity and amazing discoveries. Opportunity celebrates ten years of exploration on ...

Ten Years of Exploring the Surface of Mars

It seems like just yesterday when NASA landed its twin robotic rovers on Mars, but in reality we’ve been exploring the surface of the red planet for ten years now. The findings of the NASA’s two robotic rovers – Spirit and ...

Ancient Lake Found on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover has made another historic discovery, evidence of a freshwater lake on the planet’s surface.  According to John P. Grotzinger, project scientist at California Institute of Technology, the water may have even ...

Look Out Mars, Here We Come!

Are Humans getting ready for a manned trip to the Red Planet? Mars, our nearest and most similar celestial neighbor, has long been a source of mystery for human beings. First observed by early Egyptian astronomers, the planet has been studied by ...

Mars ‘Hopper’ Could Overcome All Obstacles

NASA’s Mars rovers have always been old-school in that they rely on wheels to travel around the Red Planet. This approach works well on flat surfaces, but can be problematic when faced with rocky terrain or steep slopes. The solution: a Mars ...

Getting to Mars the Wrong Way

Land safely on Mars? Great idea, but hold the “safely.” Let us know if any part of the following scenario sounds like a good idea: A wealthy entrepreneur is planning a last-minute (as space exploration goes) mission to Mars because the only ...