Early results from NASA’s recently arrived MAVEN Mars spacecraft show an extensive, tenuous cloud of hydrogen surrounding the red planet, the result of water breaking down in the atmosphere.
India has joined the Mars club.
Mars just acquired a new orbiting robot buddy. Continue reading →
A new investigation in the quest to learn if Mars ever supported life begins this weekend with the arrival of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.
Comet Siding Spring is about to make a historic near miss of the red planet -- and NASA is preparing its Martian robots for the potentially hazardous encounter. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
The robotic spacecraft, called the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution probe (MAVEN), launched atop an Atlas 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 1:28 p.m. EST (1828 GMT), beginning a 10-month journey to Mars.
One is a six-wheeled nuclear-powered rover, the other is an orbiting solar-powered climate satellite. The two robots couldn't be more different -- except they have one thing in common: Mars' blighted atmosphere. Continue reading →
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