Mysterious Heavy Ion Beams Above Mars Explained

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

NASA's latest mission to Mars has uncovered the origins of fast-moving streams of particles high above the planet, flowing against the solar wind.

Mars atmosphere 'eroded by Sun activity'

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists think they are getting closer to explaining precisely how Mars lost much of its atmosphere.

MAVEN uncovers secrets of Martian atmosphere loss

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Mars is regarded as the most Earth-like of the planets in the Solar System, but its atmosphere is only 0.6 percent as dense as Earth's and is constantly leaking into space.

MAVEN spacecraft provides look at Martian upper atmosphere

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

MAVENs main mission is to study the effect of the Sun on the Martian atmosphere and has hit the ground running.

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft prepares for orbital insertion

Posted in Science on 21st Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

Achieving a stable orbit around the Red Planet would be the culmination of a 10-month voyage, during which the robotic explorer traveled 442 million miles.