Signs Of Past Chemical Reactions Detected On Mars

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

Studying the rocks for the secrets of Mars' colorful past will be keeping scientists busy.

NASA Can Now Reliably Produce Oxygen On Mars

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

MOXIE can reliably convert carbon dioxide into a small tree's worth of oxygen.

Ukraine Invasion Could Delay ExoMars Rover Mission By Two Years

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Deteriorating relations between Russia and Europe mean the joint ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover mission faces a launch delay that could set back its Red Planet landing by at least two years.

Perseverance is using its tools on Mars to search for signs of life

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Perseverance now heads to the western edge of the crater next, according to NASA, where an ancient river delta probably flowed into a lake in the crater. Scientists think that this is the best bet for signs of potential microbial life, because on Earth, microbes exist in a similar environment.

Radiation could restrict crewed Mars missions to less than four years

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

An international team of scientists has calculated that a crewed mission to Mars should only last a maximum of four years if the astronauts' health isn't to be endangered by prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation.