Mars alternated between dry and wetter periods before drying up completely

Mars shifted between long dry periods and wetter eras before completely drying up to the nearly dead world we see today about three billion years ago, study shows. Data collected by the NASA Curiosity rover, which has been on Mars since 2012, was used by researchers from the Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology. Curiosity … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance and Ingenuity snap a selfie as the copter prepares for its first flight on Mars

‘Until we meet again’: The Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter snap a selfie as the copter prepares for its first flight on Mars that is compared to the ‘Wright Brothers’ moment on Earth NASA released an image snapped by Perseverance with Ingenuity on Mars The rover used its onboard camera to snap the selfie of … Read more

Bizarre ‘spiders’ on Mars are made by carbon dioxide vapor escaping from cracks in polar ice

The Spiders from Mars isn’t just the name of David Bowie‘s backing band in the 1970s—it’s the nickname given to mysterious formations on Mars that resemble creepy black arachnids. These ‘araneiforms’ (Latin for ‘spider-like’) were first observed 20 years ago, but astronomers have finally determined they’re caused by carbon dioxide vapor escaping from cracks in … Read more

NASA gets first weather report from the Jerezo Crater Mars using a system strapped to Perseverance

NASA has shared the first weather report from Jezero Crater on Mars – and the once ancient lake appears to experience frigid temperatures. The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) system aboard the Perseverance rover captured the surrounded temperatures for 30 minutes February 19 at around 10:25pm ET. The data shows that it was just below … Read more

China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft captures stunning photos of Mars

A stunning image showing Mars as a bright sunlit crescent has been taken by the China‘s Tianwen-1 spacecraft, currently in a parking orbit around the Red Planet. The uncrewed spacecraft entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars on February 24 in anticipation of landing a rover on the surface by the end of June. The … Read more

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover takes a selfie with the 20ft-tall ‘Mont Mercou’ rock formation

Say cheese! NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover takes a selfie with the 20ft-tall ‘Mont Mercou’ rock formation NASA’s Curiosity rover took the selfie after collecting its 30th sample Mont Mercou is a rock formation on Mars named after a mountain in France The selfie is composed of 60 images taken by Curiosity’s Hand Lens Imager on … Read more

Elon Musk’s girlfriend Grimes says she is ‘ready to die on Mars’ in new Instagram post

Elon Musk’s girlfriend Grimes says she is ‘ready to die on Mars’ in new Instagram post The singer posed at Musk’s Starbase facility in Texas  Musk continues to make technological efforts to touch down on Mars  He continues to test experimental rockets at the Lone Star State facility  Last month, Grimes said she wanted to … Read more

NASA’s Mars Orbiter takes stunning photo of frosty sand dunes in the northern planes

NASA’s Mars Orbiter snaps a stunning photo of frosty sand dunes in the northern planes of the Red Planet The photo was taken from 196 miles above the Martian surface by the Orbiter It was taken using the HiRISE camera that also captured images of Perseverance The images appear to show a frosty series of … Read more

First home on Mars! Virtual house NFT imagined on the Red Planet sells for more than $500,000

First home on Mars! Virtual house NFT imagined on the Red Planet that features glass walls and furniture made of renewable materials sells for more than $500,000 The world’s first digital NFT home, called Mars House, sold for $514,557.79 that is imagined on the Red Planet  It has glass walls and comes furnished,  along with … Read more

Anna Kendrick embarks on a two-year trip to Mars which turns ‘potentially fatal’

Netflix‘s upcoming film Stowaway dropped its first official trailer, starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette.  The teaser for the sci-fi thriller begins with Michael (Anderson) beginning to panic after he discovers he has unintentionally joined the crew’s two-year trip to Mars.   ‘Micheal, I’m Zoe. I’m a doctor,’ Kendrick tells him. ‘I want you … Read more