Mars

Martian microbes may be snacking on space dust

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Modern Mars is a desolate husk of a planet, as far as life is concerned. But it's not completely uninhabitable, since microbes could be hiding in the cracks of rocks and dirt.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover gets robotic arm to search for life on the Red Planet

Posted in Hardware, Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Mars 2020 mission is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July 2020 and land on Mars on February 18, 2021.

Mars Curiosity Detects High Methane Levels Which Could Be Life

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Microbial life is an important source of methane on Earth, but methane can also be created through interactions between rocks and water.

Atomic Clock Will Help Navigation for Mars Missions

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

An atomic clock small enough to fly on a space mission but precise enough to give accurate directions could eliminate the need for 4-20 minute two-way communication delays for Mars missions.

Curiosity strikes clay in new samples, further proving Mars' watery past

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA's Curiosity rover has begun investigating one of the most interesting regions so far on its seven-year journey