Mars

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.

New research shows there is probably no water under the South Pole of Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

Mars may have clay under its South Pole, not liquid water, as some researchers previously suspected. After years of scientific mystery, a new study is one of three recent works that give evidence for alternate explanations to the Martian lakes hypothesis.

NASA scientists may have solved a vanishing methane mystery on Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

There is a hitherto unknown process at work in the Martian atmosphere that is destroying the methane quickly, before it can collect.

'Robot swarms' could one day build underground shelters for humans on Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

NASA and other groups have looked at different potential shelters on Mars, Thanga says, including ideas for houses made from sandbags or ice.

Plans for Nüwa, a Proposed City on Mars Built Inside a Giant Cliff

Posted in Featured, Reviews, Science on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Nuwa would be the capital in a design made up of five linked cities, each housing 200,000 to 250,000 people.