Mars

New study: Wind power will work on Mars.

Posted in Science on 29th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

A small, lightweight wind turbine has been successfully tested in conditions that simulate the surface of Mars.

Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

The discovery that blue-green algae can photosynthesise in extremely low light has implications for astrobiology.

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

The American space agency says it is concerned but hopeful that its veteran robot rover on Mars can survive a big dust storm on the planet.

Curiosity finds complex organic traces in 3 billion year old mudflats on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planets surface and subsurface.

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2018
by Alex Muller

'The idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling'