Results tagged “Mars”

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has revealed in unprecedented detail a planet that held diverse wet environments billions of years ago and remains dynamic today.

Just weeks before the historic encounter of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with Mars in October 2014, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft entered orbit around the Red Planet.

Great Tilt Gave Mars a New Face

The surface of the planet Mars tilted by 20 to 25 degrees 3 to 3.5 billion years ago.

NASA scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars' moon Phobos formed.

Deep-Space Food Crops

NASA plant physiologist Ray Wheeler, Ph.D., and fictional astronaut Mark Watney from the movie "The Martian" have something in common they are both botanists.

Footprints of a Martian Flood

Water has left its mark in a variety of ways in this martian scene captured by ESA's Mars Express.

Video: Launching ExoMars 2016 To Mars

This animation visualises milestones during the launch of the ExoMars 2016 mission and its cruise to Mars.

The latest self-portrait from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the car-size mobile laboratory beside a dark dune where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand.

This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows the downwind side of "Namib Dune," which stands about 13 feet (4 meters) high.

This view of the downwind face of "Namib Dune" on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon.

Mars' seasonal cap of carbon dioxide ice has eroded many beautiful terrains as it sublimates (goes directly from ice to vapor) every spring.

This image of Mars full disc captured from a distance of 55,000 km by India's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft.

After thorough examination, NASA managers have decided to call off the planned March 2016 launch of the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission.

A group of scientists revealed that the Curiosity rover found much higher concentrations of silica at some sites the rover has investigated in the past seven months than anywhere else it has visited since landing on Mars 40 months ago.

Namib Dune, Gale Crater, Mars

This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1194 (2015-12-16 01:59:11 UTC).

In detective stories, as the plot thickens, an unexpected clue often delivers more questions than answers. In this case, the scene is a mountain on Mars.

Curiosity Reaches Martian Sand Dunes

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has begun an up-close investigation of dark sand dunes up to two stories tall. The dunes are on the rover's trek up the lower portion of a layered Martian mountain.

Sharonov crater is an impact crater of size 100 km located in Lunae Palus Quadrangle of Mars.

Two European instruments and four European contributions on two Russian instruments have been selected for the Russian-led science platform that will land on Mars as part of the ESARoscosmos ExoMars 2018 mission.

The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March.

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