Astrobiologists ponder sending gene sequencers, weather stations, drilling rigs and more to the Red Planet
Does anything call Mars home?
While many other space missions are interested in Mars, The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning to investigate Phobos and Deimos.
Though the undertaking will no doubt include many challenges, NASA is finally ready to make humanity’s dream of sending people to Mars a reality. To that end, the agency has shared its five-part plan for reaching the Red Planet.
A “FOOTPRINT” has been found on the surface of Mars in an image taken by the NASA Curiosity Rover, it was claimed today.
Mars has an asteroid entourage, with nine so-called Trojans trailing in its wake. Now it seems these travelling companions all had the same violent beginning: as the innards of a mini-planet, eviscerated in a violent collision. Some remnants may even have been incorporated into the material that became Mars.
A research team has devised a plan to make a portion of Mars more Earth-like by slamming an asteroid into it.
New research suggests that active volcanoes on the Red Planet could have created an environment habitable to ancient microbes.