Mars News
‘Traffic signal’ spotted on Mars ‘Traffic signal’ spotted on Mars

What looks like a "traffic signal" has been spotted on the Red Planet. In the original image, taken by Curiosity's Mastcam on Sol 753, the odd-looking shape can be seen in the top left-hand corner of the photo...

Curiosity bores into Mount Sharp for first time Curiosity bores into Mount Sharp for first time

After more than two productive years on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached its primary goal, the base of Mount Sharp in the center of Gale Crater, and started drilling...

NASA finds strange ‘ball’ on Mars NASA finds strange ‘ball’ on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has spotted a strange "ball" on the Red Planet,

NASA’s MAVEN probe sends back first Mars data NASA’s MAVEN probe sends back first Mars data

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe entered orbit of Mars at 10:24 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on September 21, completing its 10-month sojourn...

Meteorite points to past microbial habitats on Mars Meteorite points to past microbial habitats on Mars

Nakhla is a 1.3-billion-year-old meteorite that was blasted off of Mars by an impact and later crashed to Earth; as such, it is one of very few physical samples available that can help scientists to understand the long geological history of Mars...

After months of travel, NASA and Indian Space Research Organization probes about to reach Mars After months of travel, NASA and Indian Space Research Organization probes about to reach Mars

Late this month, two Mars-bound probes will reach their destination and enter orbit of the Red Planet. The first to arrive will be the Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), on September 14...

NASA developing sample-caching system for 2020 rover NASA developing sample-caching system for 2020 rover

According to SpaceNews.com, NASA is moving forward on its development of a specialized system for storing samples for the Mars 2020 rover...

Mars to be prominent in September evening sky Mars to be prominent in September evening sky

Mars will be visible in the evening sky throughout September, making conjunctions with prominent celestial objects including the Moon, Saturn, and the evening 's brightest stars...

Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted

Still actively exploring Mars 10 years and eight months after landing, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will have its flash memory reformatted next month...

Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover’s drilling Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover’s drilling

According to a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory statement, ground controllers on Earth have elected to send the Curiosity rover on its way rather than drill into a potential target rock...