NASA's Mars Perseverance rover finds hints of microbial life

NASA scientists said Thursday the Mars Perseverance rover found biologically-interesting rocks in an ancient lake bed that could indicate microbial life existed on the red planet billions of years ago.

NASA Can Now Reliably Produce a Tree's Worth of Oxygen on Mars

A machine called MOXIE, stowed away on NASA’s Perseverance rover, can reliably convert carbon dioxide into a small tree’s worth of oxygen. During various tests, MOXIE steadily breathed in Martian atmosphere and breathed out at least six grams of oxygen an hour.

NASA's InSight Records Monster Quake on Mars

Estimated to be magnitude 5, the quake is the biggest ever detected on another planet. This adds to the catalog of more than 1,313 quakes InSight has detected since landing on Mars in 2018.

Water At The Bottom of Valles Marineris on Mars

According to new evidence obtained by the orbiter element of the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission, there is plenty of water ice at the bottom of Valles Marineris mixed with Martian soil - regolith.

Brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

U.S. scientists recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra.

The Results For Long Mars Simulations Are Worrying

The results from Mars simulations, Project Sirius and project Mars-500, showed worrisome outcome - the astronauts become detached from mission control and almost autonomous with time. 

InSight lander detects most powerful marsquake yet

The most powerful previously detected quakes occurred in the Cerberus Fossae region on Mars, where lava may have flowed in the geologically recent past.

Rover confirms existence of ancient Mars lake and river delta

The first research paper from Perseverance rover team was published lately. It shows that Jezero Crater on Mars was probably the site of some violent floods.

Perseverance has Detected Over 300 Dust Devils and Vortices on Mars

Other rovers have also experience dust devils, but Jezero crater, Perseverance’s landing site, seems to have a high occurrence of dust devils.

The Best Evidence for Life on Mars Might be Found on its Moons

Some scientists think the best place to find evidence of life is one of Mars’ moons. They might serve as a depository for material that was blasted off of Mars’ surface in the past.

InSight lander has Mapped out the Interior of Mars

he InSight team has found that the Martian crust is thinner then expected (20 to 37 km) and its core is liquid with radius of about 1830 km.

Astrobiologists Detect a Signature of Life on Mars

When light shines on biological matter, part of the wavelength of the light that is reflected back is curled in either a clockwise or counterclockwise spiral. Astrobiologists used this phenomena in their remote sensing technique.

China lands its first probe on Mars

China’s first Mars rover safely touched down Friday and began sending data back to Earth, joining the United States as the only two nations to successfully land and operate a spacecraft on the surface of Mars.

Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Monday, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The flight was a success.

First audio recordings from Mars Perseverance rover

NASA’s Perseverance Rover that landed on Mars last month has beamed back historic audio recorded on the surface of the Red Planet.