India’s Historic 1st Mission to Mars Celebrates 1 Year in Orbit at Red Planet

India’s historic first mission to Mars is now celebrating one year orbiting the Red Planet and may continue working for years to come. During year one the spacecraft was highly productive, achieving its goals of taking hordes of breathtaking images and gathering scientific measurements to study Mars atmosphere, surface environments, morphology, and mineralogy. The Mars […]

Curiosity Snaps Stunning One of a Kind Belly Selfie At Buckskin Mountain Base Drill Site

NASA’s Curiosity rover has snapped a stunningly beautiful, one of a kind ‘belly selfie’ amidst the painstaking ‘Buckskin’ drill campaign at the Martian mountain base marking the third anniversary since her touchdown on the Red Planet. The unique self portrait was taken from a low-angle for the first time and shows the six wheeled rover […]

Indian Mars Orbiter Shoots Spectacular New Images of Sheer Canyon and Curiosity’s Crater

India’s space agency has released a spectacular new batch of images taken by everyone’s favorite MOM – the Mars Orbiter Mission – the nation’s first probe ever dispatched to the Red Planet and which achieved orbit nearly a year ago. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has published a beautiful gallery of images featuring a […]

Dazzling Gallery From India’s MOM Mars Orbiter Camera

India’s first ever robotic explorer to the Red Planet, the Mars Orbiter Mission, more affectionately known as MOM, has captured an absolutely dazzling array of images of the fourth rock from the Sun. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India’s space agency, has recently published a beautiful gallery of images featuring a variety of picturesque […]

Stunning View of Solar Systems Largest Volcano and Valles Marineris Revealed by India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has delivered another sweet treat – a stunning view of our Solar Systems largest volcano and one of its longest canyons. Just days ago, MOM captured a new global image of the Red Planet dominated by Olympus Mons and Valles Marineris- which is the (…)Read the rest of Stunning View […]

Comet Siding Spring: Close Call for Mars, Wake Up Call for Earth?

It was 20 years ago this past July when images of Jupiter being pummeled by a comet caught the world’s attention. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 had flown too close to Jupiter. It was captured by the giant planet’s gravity and torn into a string of beads. One by one the comet fragments impacted Jupiter — leaving […]

Glorious Global 3-D Mars from ISRO’s MOM and ESA’s Rosetta

Here’s another breathtakingly glorious view from India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) – her first global 3-D portrait of her new home careening around the Red Planet. MOM is India’s first deep space voyager to explore beyond the confines of her home planet’s influence and just successfully arrived at the Red Planet after the “history creating” […]

Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 3, 2014: Islands, Earwigs and Other Mysteries!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) David Dickinson (Astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) (…)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 3, 2014: Islands, Earwigs and Other Mysteries! (198 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Curiosity, Delta […]

ISRO and NASA Ink Deal to Collaborate on Red Planet and Home Planet Science Missions

ISRO and NASA have inked a deal to collaborate on future missions to jointly explore the Red Planet and our Home Planet hot on the heels of ISRO’s wildly successful Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India’s first ever interplanetary voyager to explore Mars. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research […]

India’s MOM Snaps Spectacular Portrait of New Home – the Red Planet

MOM is truly something special. For her latest eye popping feat, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has snapped the first global portrait of her new Home – the Red Planet.(…)Read the rest of India’s MOM Snaps Spectacular Portrait of New Home – the Red Planet (387 words) © Ken Kremer for Universe Today, 2014. | […]