Results tagged “Mars”

It's tricky to get a spacecraft to land exactly where you want. That's why the area where the Mars rover Curiosity team had targeted to land was an ellipse that may seem large, measuring 12 miles by 4 miles (20 by 7 kilometers).

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.

Four University of Leicester physics students have co-written a paper which highlights a problematic concept when planning a human colony on Mars.

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean, and covered a greater portion of the planet's surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to new results published today.

Images of Eos Chaos region of Mars taken by Mars color camera on board ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission on 5-2-2015 at a spatial resolution of 220 m from an altitude of 4403 km.

Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM) payload onboard MOM intends to detect the presence of Methane and measure the column density of the same.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.

Mars Hills Hide Icy Past

A complex network of isolated hills, ridges and small basins spanning 1400 km on Mars is thought to hide large quantities of water-ice.

Strange Plumes Sighted On Mars

Plumes seen reaching high above the surface of Mars are causing a stir among scientists studying the atmosphere on the Red Planet.

Opportunity Rover Nears Mars Marathon Feat

In February 2015, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is approaching a cumulative driving distance on Mars equal to the length of a marathon race. This map shows the rover's position relative to where it could surpass that distance.

Cappuccino Swirls at Mars' South Pole

Swirls of chocolate, caramel and cream this image is definitely one to trigger sweet-toothed cravings.

Mars on Earth

@NASA_Astronauts "More beautiful Earth textures! It could almost be #Mars..." #AstroButch

Curiosity Rover at Pahrump Hills

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover can be seen at the "Pahrump Hills" area of Gale Crater in this view from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NWA 7034, a meteorite found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, is like no other rock ever found on Earth.

Opportunity's Panorama of Cape Tribulation

A panorama from one of the highest elevations that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached in its 11 years on Mars includes the U.S. flag at the summit

Mysteries in Nili Fossae

These new images from the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express show Nili Fossae, one of the most enticing regions on Mars.

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.

The View From Opportunity on Mars

Opportunity just sent some photos back from Mars. We've stitched a few together to show the view. [Larger image] [Source images 1 2 3 4]

Beagle 2 Lander Found on Mars

The UK-led Beagle-2 Mars lander, which hitched a ride on ESA's Mars Express mission and was lost on Mars since 2003, has been found in images taken by a NASA orbiter at the Red Planet.

Although Mars is a very alien planet, some aspects of its geology are surprisingly familiar. This Mars Express image shows a snippet of a region of Mars filled with cliffs, trenches, faults, giant plateaus and volcanoes.

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