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Twitter has fun with mysterious stick figures found on Mars

Twitter has fun with mysterious stick figures found on Mars. There aren’t little green men on Mars who can draw stick figure family portraits—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t stick figures on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been trundling around the red planet for more than five years, spotted what looks strangely like just

Mars: Not as dry as it seems

Although today’s Martian surface is barren, frozen and inhabitable, a trail of evidence points to a once warmer, wetter planet, where water flowed freely. The conundrum of what happened to this water is long standing and unsolved. However, new research published in Nature suggests that this water is now locked in the Martian rocks. Scientists

Alien peering

Is it an alien peering out of cave on Mars? Picture says so

Alien peering: The alleged shy “fish-faced alien” is just one of a string of so-called discoveries this week which also include a crashed drone, Easter Island head, and even houses. Scott C Waring, who devotes hours of his time to scouring images beamed back to Earth by the 4WD droid which is exploring the surface

Google now lets you take a virtual walk on Mars

Washington, Oct 20 : Google Mars : Google now lets you take a virtual walk on Mars. If you are curious about the unknown terrains of the Red Planet, here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google’s immersive experience initiative

How NASA plans to protect Mars crew from space radiation

Washington, Oct 14, While it’s true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, NASA said it is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet. “Some people think that radiation will keep NASA from sending people to Mars, but that’s

NASA probe spots possible source of sand on Mars

NASA probe spots possible source of sand on Mars

source of sand on Mars: NASA’s Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today. The fact that we see active sand dunes on Mars today requires that sand particles must be resupplied to replace the grains that are lost over time.The Martian region spotted by

NASA study

Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study

Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study. Mars’s crust is not as dense as previously thought and a lower density likely means that at least part of the Red Planet’s crust is relatively porous, says a new NASA study. The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, provide researchers clue that could help

Jasleen Josan, first Sikh women in world to undertake a Mars mission

Jasleen first Sikh women world undertake Mars. Jasleen Kaur Josan is a first Indian Sikh woman who has been selected by NASA to go to Mars. While Kalpana Chawla made history by being the first Indian woman in space in 1997.  The Orion Mission is going to be the first man mission to Mars, which

Elon Musk plans to take you to Mars before doomsday

New York: SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk’s vision for future manned trips to other planets, and specifically the requisites to create a self-sustaining city on Mars, has been presented in a study. Published in the journal New Space, in the study Musk explores the planetary options for expanding to a space-bearing civilisation and describes the advantages

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover to explore fluid-carved gully

New York: In a first for a Mars rover, the Opportunity probe will drive down a gully carved long ago by a fluid that might have been water, according to the latest plans for the 12-year-old mission, NASA said. “Fluid-carved gullies on Mars have been seen from orbit since the 1970s, but none had been examined

Researchers reveal first Mars rover made in Mexico

Mexico City: The first prototype of a Mars explorer robot designed in Mexico by a team of 10 university students has gained the recognition of NASA and the International Astronautical Federation. “It is a completely Mexican design,” Bryan Perez, one of the members of the team, told Xinhua on Saturday. The development team consists of

Tension mars Indo-Pak int’l border

The scenario building up across the fence has made situation worrisome for residents of the area. From last two days lights have been deliberately kept off on the villages located in Pakistan by its army. On the contrary, farmers on Indian side can be seen working tirelessly despite evacuation orders passed by administration. Large number

Curiosity rover uncovers layered rock formations on Mars

New York: NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has sent back spectacular colour images of layered rock formations on the Red Planet.Curiosity, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp, took the images with its Mast Camera (Mastcam). The new images represent Curiosity’s last stop in the Murray Buttes, where the rover has

6 scientists end year-long Mars mission

Washington: Six scientists who lived like astronauts in an isolated dome for 12 months in Hawaii to explore challenges which a manned mission may face on Mars, have completed one of the toughest NASA-funded mission ever.Carmel Johnston, Christiane Heinicke, Sheyna E. Gifford, Andrzej Steward, Cyprien Verseux and Tristan Bassingthwaighte on Sunday came out from the

NASA’s asteroid mission brings astronauts closer to Mars

Washington: In its bid to send a manned flight to Mars, US space agency NASA has approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission’s robotic segment. ARM is a two-part mission that will integrate robotic and crewed spacecraft operations in the proving ground of

Life on Mars may be hidden deep beneath surface

London: Signs of life from under Mars’ surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts, suggest scientists, adding that life may be present deep underground. Researchers analysing samples from Mars’ surface have not yet conclusively detected organic compounds that are indigenous to Mars and which would be indicators of past or present life.

Mars gullies not formed by flowing water: NASA

New York: The gullies on the surface of Mars, similar to the ones on the Earth, are not carved out by flowing water, US space agency NASA has revealed. Gullies that sit on the surface of Mars are similar to gullies found on the exterior parts of the Earth. The gullies found on the Earth

NASA’s next Mars rover set for 2020 launch

Washington: The US space agency is ready to proceed with the final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021, NASA said. The Mars 2020 rover will investigate a region of Mars where the ancient environment may

NASA’s Curiosity rover may image potential water sites on Mars

Washington: NASA scientists are planning touse the Curiosity Mars rover to capture images of potential water sites and study areas with long, seasonally changing dark streaks in the hope of finding evidence of life on the red planet. Pending approval of a mission extension, the Curiosity rover will continue to climb to progressively higher and

NASA Curiosity rover discovers unexpected mineral on Mars

Washington: NASA’s Curiosity rover hasdiscovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample on Mars, a finding that suggests the red planet hosted explosive volcanoes during its evolution. The Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has been exploring sedimentary rocks within Gale Crater since landing in August 2012. In July last year, on Sol 1060 (the number