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Mars' surface shaped by fast, furious floods from overflowing craters

Remote sensing images taken by satellites orbiting Mars have allowed scientists to study the remains of breached Martian crater lakes

30 Sep 2021 4:30 PM

Missions to Mars have been sent since the 1960s, here's where we are in six decades

Three missions to the Red Planet are scheduled in July, by UAE, China and the United States.

10 Jul 2020 8:17 PM

China completes lander test for first mars mission in 2020

China has developed the powerful Long March 5 rocket to transport the probe to Mars in 2020.

14 Nov 2019 3:43 PM

One size, fits all: NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions

The new suits make it much easier to walk, bend and squat when walking on the lunar surface, Amy Ross, NASA’s lead spacesuit engineer, said.

16 Oct 2019 10:00 AM

Elon Musk unveils new Mars rocket prototype, expects missions in months

Starship is the top half of Musk’s colossal interplanetary rocket system that stands 387 feet tall.

30 Sep 2019 7:45 AM


This is why Elon Musk wanted to attack Mars with nuclear weapons

Why would a revolutionary inventor from planet Earth want to destroy the neighbouring planet?

17 Aug 2019 3:14 PM

Humans have an interest in inhabiting Mars

China is also launching at the same time with an orbiter (meaning a satellite that will orbit Mars) and a rover, meaning a device that will land.

28 Jul 2019 7:01 AM

Trump calls moon 'part of Mars', asks NASA to focus on 'bigger things'

Trump's comment came ahead of NASA's 2024 moon mission which will carry humans around the moon for the first time after five decades.

08 Jun 2019 5:32 PM

Can't afford to go to Mars? Tell NASA to send your name instead

You can add your name to the list until September 30 and obtain the souvenir boarding pass to Mars.

23 May 2019 10:26 AM

NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake': an interplanetary first

The faint rumble characterized by JPL scientists as a likely marsquake, roughly equal to a 2.5 magnitude earthquake.

24 Apr 2019 11:37 AM


NASA bids adieu to Mars rover Opportunity

The vehicle was built to drive six-tenths of a mile (1 km), but ended up covering 28 miles (45 km).

14 Feb 2019 11:09 AM

SpaceX to build Mars spaceship in Texas, not Los Angeles

Test versions of its Starship and Super Heavy rocket will be assembled at its Texas launch facility in a move to streamline operations.

17 Jan 2019 12:03 PM

NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars

Two sensors picked up the vibrations: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer on the lander's deck

08 Dec 2018 10:42 AM

NASA's Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

The vehicle sits slightly tilted (about 4 degrees) in a shallow dust- and sand-filled impact crater.

01 Dec 2018 11:46 AM

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

NASA's InSight spacecraft will enter the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speed, then hit the brakes to land on the alien red plains.

27 Nov 2018 3:39 PM


Mars landing looms for NASA; anxiety building a day out

InSight’s journey of six months and 300 million miles (482 million kilometres) comes to a precarious grand finale on Monday afternoon.

26 Nov 2018 7:01 PM

New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars

In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia.

26 Nov 2018 2:23 PM

NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes'

If all goes according to plan, InSight will streak into the pink Martian sky nearly 24 hours later at 12,000 miles per hour.

26 Nov 2018 11:50 AM

Mars likely to have enough oxygen for life support

As per a latest report, salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen.

23 Oct 2018 4:36 PM

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

The mission is a successor to the original Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite that operated from 2003 to 2009.

16 Sep 2018 11:02 AM