When the Mars 2020 rover arrives on the Red Planet, it will include a Mars Helicopter – a concept that will prove the viability of autonomous helicopter explorers.
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ExoMars mission’s Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) recently sent back its very first image, which shows the ice-covered edge of the Korolev Crater
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The Curiosity rover recently reached another milestone, having spent over 2000 days on Mars. In this time, it has revealed some amazing things about the history of the Red Planet.
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A new study conducted by a team of Russian scientists has found that microorganisms on Mars can survive the tough conditions, even near the surface.
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A new study by a team of European scientists has shown how metal-eating bacteria could have left their mark on Mars, which could be discovered by future missions
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A new study by an international team of scientists indicates how future missions to Mars should look for a rare element which could indicate that life once existed there
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The discovery of boron on Mars, a key ingredient in the emergence of organic molecules, has bolstered the case for Martian life having once existed
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A new study by an international team of scientists has found evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars, which could also lead to evidence of ancient life.
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One of the most significant finds to come from our ongoing exploration and research efforts of Mars is the fact that the planet once had a warmer, wetter environment. Between 4.2 and 3.7 billion years ago, the planet had a thicker atmosphere and was able to maintain liquid water on its surface. As such, it […]
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A team from MIT (with support from NASA) is building an instrument that will be able to test for signs of life in-situ, and on other planets and moons.
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