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NASA tests foldable heat shield that could assist human Mars landing

The new technology - dubbed the Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology - stores like a folded umbrella inside smaller rockets.

15 Sep 2018 8:48 AM

NASA mission to find how giant Mars mountains formed

Mars has some of the tallest mountains in the solar system.

31 Aug 2018 12:12 PM

Manned mission to Mars: The challenges

Reducing the exposure to zero gravity and radiation events helps reduce the risk to the crew.

20 Aug 2018 1:24 AM

Life on Mars: Hopes rise

It has long been assumed that the Martian surface is inhospitable to life as we know it on Earth, and the search for life has gone subsurface now.

27 Jul 2018 12:11 AM

Life on Mars may be a possibility

The researchers said it could take years to verify whether something is actually living in this body of water.

26 Jul 2018 9:41 AM


NASA discovers 'spider-like' occurences on Mars

This is a seasonal occurrence on the Martian South Pole.

15 Jul 2018 7:36 PM

Viking 1 accidentally destroyed proof of organic coumpunds

The rover’s soil sampler accidentally burned up the organic compounds in the Martian soil.

15 Jul 2018 7:16 PM

Moon and Mars: Double celestial event coming up this month

On the intervening night of July 27-28, the Moon will be totally eclipsed for one hour, 43 minutes.

09 Jul 2018 1:20 AM

Mars valleys were created by run-off rainwater: study

The atmosphere on Mars may have been much denser about 3.6 to 3.8 billion years ago than it is today.

30 Jun 2018 4:13 PM

Mars dust storm turns global

The weather conditions have prompted NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations.

26 Jun 2018 5:32 PM


Mars dust storm threatens NASA rover after 14 year mission

A dust storm on Mars is posing a threat to one of NASA’s rovers with the vehicle becoming unresponsive at a site called Perseverance Valley.

14 Jun 2018 8:53 AM

NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life

New findings released have marked some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbour may have harboured life.

08 Jun 2018 12:50 PM

NASA's mini-satellites successfully steer towards Mars

Over the last week, two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B have been firing their propulsion systems to guide themselves toward Mars.

04 Jun 2018 6:28 PM

Video | Believe it or not, NASA to fly a helicopter on Mars

The Helicopter will take flight in thin Martian atmosphere with twin counter-rotating blades

12 May 2018 9:14 AM

NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep

InSight will dig deeper into Mars than ever before — nearly 16 feet, or 5 metres — to take the planet’s temperature.

06 May 2018 8:57 AM


Spacecraft for detecting 'Marsquakes' set for rare California launch

The Mars InSight probe is due for liftoff on Saturday before dawn from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

05 May 2018 9:26 AM

NASA spacecraft will have company all the way to Mars

Atlas V rocket set to launch early morning from California with the Mars InSight lander.

05 May 2018 9:17 AM

Mars 2020 spacecraft heat shield damaged in test

The fracture occurred near the shield’s outer edge and spans the circumference of the component, NASA said.

29 Apr 2018 10:21 AM

ExoMars Rover prepares for shake down ahead of Mars trip

If the 2020 mission goes to plan it would be Europe’s first rover on Mars.

28 Apr 2018 9:21 AM

Scientists shocked as NASA cuts only moon rover

It would have been the first US lunar lander since Apollo 17 in 1972.

28 Apr 2018 9:18 AM