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NASA releases panorama taken by Mars rover

Washington - The US space agency NASA released a spectacular panoramic view on Wednesday of the landing site of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

Touchdown: NASA's Perseverance rover ready to search for life on Mars

Washington - After seven months in space, NASA's Perseverance rover overcame a tense landing phase with a series of perfectly executed maneuvers to gently float down to the Martian soil Thursday and embark on its mission to search for signs of past life.

Perseverance rover lands on Mars this week

Washington - After a seven-month journey, NASA's Perseverance rover prepares to touch down on Mars on Thursday after first negotiating a risky landing procedure that will mark the start of its multi-year search for signs of ancient microbial life.

China's Tianwen-1 probe enters Mars orbit: state media

Bejing - China's Tianwen-1 probe entered the orbit of the planet Mars on Wednesday, state media said, after it launched from southern China last July.

UAE on edge as 'Hope' probe poised to enter Mars orbit

Dubai - A tense half-hour on Tuesday will determine the fate of the UAE's "Hope" probe to Mars, as the Arab world's first space mission carries out a tricky manoeuvre to enter the Red Planet's orbit.

China's space probe sends back its first image of Mars

Bejing - China's Tianwen-1 probe has sent back its first image of Mars, the national space agency said, as the mission prepares to touch down on the Red Planet later this year.

Cyprus rocky testing ground for Mars

Nicosia - International and Cypriot experts on Friday discussed a research project to test space equipment on the Mediterranean island before sending it to Mars to measure the age of its rocks, officials said.

Space oddity: bacteria can survive cosmic trip, study shows

Apo - Scientists have found a radiation-resistant bacteria can survive at least three years exposed in orbit, suggesting simple life forms could manage the long journey between between Earth and Mars unprotected.

Glaciers could have sculpted Mars valleys: study

Paris - The question of whether ancient life could have existed on Mars centres on the water that once flowed there, but new research published Monday suggests that many of the Red Planet's valleys were gouged by icy glaciers not rivers.

Mars-bound: NASA's life-seeking rover Perseverance on an astrobiology mission

Cape Canaveral - NASA's latest Mars rover Perseverance launches Thursday on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life -- and to fly a helicopter-drone on another world for the first time.

China launches Mars probe in space race with US

Wenchang - China launched a rover to Mars on Thursday, a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space.

China to launch Mars probe in space race with US

Wenchang - China aims to launch a rover to Mars on Thursday on a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space.

Emirati 'Hope' nears Mars

Dubai - The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit Tuesday on the most critical stage of its journey to unravel the secrets of weather on the Red Planet.

First Arab space mission to Mars launches from Japan

Apo - The first Arab space mission to Mars, an unmanned probe dubbed "Hope", blasted off from Japan on Monday, in a bid to reveal more about the atmosphere of the Red Planet.

First Arab space mission to Mars launches from Japan

Apo - The first Arab space mission to Mars blasted off Monday aboard a rocket from Japan, after weather delays set back the launch of the probe dubbed "Hope.

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

Paris - Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth's nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings.

A trio of Mars missions in the starting blocks

Paris - "We have lift-off, we have lift-off!"The summer race to land a space probe on Mars is off to a hot start.

Eyes on the stars: UAE's Mars probe a first for the Arab world

Dubai - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another elite club by sending a probe to Mars.

Mars Rover mission delayed until 2022 due to technology issues

The joint European-Russian Mars Rover launch has been delayed by up to one year, with the July 2021 plan pushed back to 2022. This is unrelated to coronavirus and instead due to technological difficulties.

Mars formed over a longer time than previous estimates suggest

How old is Mars? Certainly older than previous estimates according to scientists who have conducted simulations of the impacts that produced the mixed Mars mantle during the early years of the formation of our Solar System.

What will it be like to live on Mars? Special

London - Plans continue to be drawn up, by both NASA and private companies like SpaceX, for sending humans to Mars. Once a Mars colony is established, what might it be like? London's Design Museum explores different concepts.

Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions

Pasadena - The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they unveiled the vehicle.

Op-Ed: Oxygen release on Mars – New options for life?

Cape Canaveral - The discovery of variable oxygen levels on Mars has created a fascinating, if frustrating, series of possibilities for science. Are the oxygen levels related to organic life, or some unknown inorganic process?

NASA prepares tiny chopper for Mars flight

A future mission to Mars will require more than just rovers, according to NASA's assessment. A Mars mission will require craft that are capable of flying so that wider surface imaging can be conducted.

Red wine’s resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong

A new study finds that nutraceuticals which preserve muscle in reduced gravity are an essential requirement in the diet of astronauts embarking long-term space missions. These chemicals include resveratrol, found in red wine.

Op-Ed: Colonizing Mars — Never say humans won't colonize the Red Planet

Today, I read an interesting article on why humans will never colonize Mars. The author said that unless we radically adapt our brains and bodies to the harsh Martian environment, the Red Planet will forever remain off-limits to humans.

New method for turning human waste into clean chemicals in space

Astronauts embarking on deep space missions (such as to Mars) or those residing on space stations will need to watch out for harmful microbes. Disinfectants are not easy to come by, so how about making some from human waste?

Unprecedented amount of water found under Martian north pole

Using advanced radar technology, astrophysicists have discovered a large reservoir of frozen water lying between sand layers under the north pole of Mars. This shows there are further mysteries to be revealed about the 'red planet'.

A small step for China: Mars base for teens opens in desert

Jinchang - In the middle of China's Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip.

NASA’s twins study explores long-term life in space

How effectively can be survive and thrive in space? Does long exposure to micro-gravity affect our mental and physical capabilities? To understand this, NASA has completed a fascinating study on twins.
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Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/UA
University of Arizona
Representation of a robotic device helping to construct a future Mars base.
Representation of a robotic device helping to construct a future Mars base.
Mars Exploration
Mars: Future space exploration.
Illustration by ESA
The red planet  Mars.
The red planet, Mars.
NASA/JPL
Images like this from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA s Mars ...
Images like this from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show portions of the Martian surface in unprecedented detail.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
A large projected image of Mars  as shown at the Design Museum.
A large projected image of Mars, as shown at the Design Museum.
The X3 thruster being tested at the NASA Glenn Research Center  firing at 50 kilowatts.
The X3 thruster being tested at the NASA Glenn Research Center, firing at 50 kilowatts.
NASA
First massive plume spotted on Mars in 2012
First massive plume spotted on Mars in 2012
Grupo Ciencias Planetarias (GCP) - UPV/EHU
Veins of clay (green) surround both the carbonate (orange) and olivine (blue) in a false-color image...
Veins of clay (green) surround both the carbonate (orange) and olivine (blue) in a false-color image of a fragment of the Lafayette meteorite taken under the microscope
Scottish Universities
The Rosalind Franklin rover is an autonomous six-wheeled terrain vehicle with mass approximately 300...
The Rosalind Franklin rover is an autonomous six-wheeled terrain vehicle with mass approximately 300 kg.
Diagram of Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometers for Mars  one of six scientific instruments ...
Diagram of Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometers for Mars, one of six scientific instruments on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA
Discovery District
MaRS Centre
Discovery District MaRS Centre
MaRS
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In the Sky
Curiosity s dusty selfie on June 15  2018.
Curiosity's dusty selfie on June 15, 2018.
NASA
Remote surface exploration in regions around the habitat complex is accomplished by using pressurize...
Remote surface exploration in regions around the habitat complex is accomplished by using pressurized rovers. These vehicles would allow the crew to explore beyond the range permitted by their space suits while allowing them to operate in a shirtsleeve environment. Artist concept.
John Frassanito and Associates for NASA
NASA's Mars Insight spacecraft launched nearly seven months ago with the goal of listening for ...
NASA's Mars Insight spacecraft launched nearly seven months ago with the goal of listening for quakes and tremors to see how the Red Planet formed billions of years ago
Gal ROMA, AFP
Space travelers going to Mars may find they have picked up some unwanted hitchhikers  bacteria that ...
Space travelers going to Mars may find they have picked up some unwanted hitchhikers, bacteria that mutates as it grows in zero-gravity.
SpaceX
Celebrating the successful first images in Mission Control Pasadena
Celebrating the successful first images in Mission Control Pasadena
NASA
Lower parts of the surface of Korolev Crater are shown in blues and purples  while higher-altitude r...
Lower parts of the surface of Korolev Crater are shown in blues and purples, while higher-altitude regions show up in whites, browns, and reds, as indicated on the scale to the top right. The crater’s thick deposit of ice can be seen at the centre of the frame. Image date: November 12, 2018.
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin
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