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Mars

'Blood Moon' is here: Rare lunar eclipse to be visible from Earth
For the first time in more than two years, Americans will have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse – an event made even more exciting by the fact that a very rare “blood moon” will also be viewable in the sky.

14.04.2014 18:13

NASA offers explanation for Mars mystery light
After a recent photograph of Mars ignited speculation that the Red Planet was home to intelligent life, NASA has come out with several different explanations for the mysterious light captured by the agency’s rover.

10.04.2014 19:54

Mars Rover's 'mysterious light' photo causes wild speculations about alien life
A new photograph from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover appears to showcase a strong artificial light emanating from the planet’s surface, igniting speculation that the beacon suggests there is intelligent life on the Red Planet.

08.04.2014 18:47

NASA fighting to recover operations of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
After a glitch forced NASA’s long-running Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to switch from normal operations into “safe mode,” scientists are hard at work attempting to recover the spacecraft.

13.03.2014 16:28

NASA solves Mars rock mystery: ‘Oops, our rover ran over it!’
A jelly doughnut-shaped rock that mysteriously appeared next to NASA’s Martian rover was actually broken and displaced by the rover itself – when it drove over the rock.

15.02.2014 07:16

​Alien life on Mars? NASA lawsuit seeks more information on Red Planet rock
Is it proof of life on Mars, or just a simple rock? An astrobiologist has sued NASA in an effort to compel the space-exploration agency to offer more information on a mysterious stone that appeared on images taken by the Opportunity rover on Jan. 8.

31.01.2014 03:25

Mysterious rock appears near Mars rover Opportunity
An odd-looking bit of rock mysteriously appeared in front of Opportunity rover in the beginning of January as the rover, waiting out the Martian winter, has not moved since the end of November, according to NASA.

15.01.2014 15:26

Potential Martians: Mars One selects 1,058 hopefuls among 200,000 applicants
The Mars One project has announced the selection of 1,058 hopefuls from over 200,000 applicants to become potential “human ambassadors” on the Red Planet. Eventually, no more than 40 people will be selected to go Mars to never return.

31.12.2013 19:22

India’s first mission to Mars blasts out of Earth’s orbit
An Indian spacecraft bound for the Red Planet has left Earth’s atmosphere, set for a 300-day mission to Mars. The probe will cost $72 million, and the spacecraft should reach its destination on September 24, 2014.

01.12.2013 10:33

Red Christmas: Billionaire eyes private Mars mission in 2017
Billionaire Dennis Tito has revealed his scheme for dispatching two astronauts to the red planet as early as December 2017, saying that ‘rare alignments’ of planets should be exploited as the context of the project.

20.11.2013 18:32

Ocean used to wash Martian shores – Russian scientists
There used to be an ocean on Mars about 3 billion years ago and its remains can still be observed, Russian scientists say.

28.10.2013 16:47

Phobos-Grunt-2: Russia to probe Martian moon by 2022
Russia is set to launch a probe to the Martian moon Phobos by 2022, the head of the Russian Space Research Institute has revealed. The renewal of the ambitious program, which includes taking samples of the moon’s soil, comes despite previous failure.

15.10.2013 14:12

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