Monday, February 27, 2017

Amazing New Images of Jagged Rock Formations on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured these amazing images of eroded rock formations on the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The pictures are...
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Curiosity Mars Rover 360 View of Murray Buttes

This 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called "Murray Buttes" on lower Mount Sharp. Explore this Mars...

New 360-degree view of Mount Sharp

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has captured a new view of lower Mount Sharp near a feature called "Murray Buttes". The dark, flat-topped mesa seen to the left...

NASA’s Curiosity Rover currently exploring Windjana

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover is currently exploring a location called "Windjana," where the rover found rocks containing manganese-oxide minerals, which require abundant water and strongly...

New panorama image of ‘Marathon Valley’ on Mars

This image of 'Marathon Valley' on Mars was taken by NASA's Opportunity rover. The image merges multiple Pancam exposures taken during the period of April 16 through May...

Mars Curiosity Selfie at ‘Okoruso’ Drill Hole

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drill site called "Okoruso," on the "Naukluft Plateau" of lower Mount Sharp. In...

Joint Space Exploration Agreement Signed By NASA and the UAE

NASA and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a pact to cooperate in space exploration at a meeting in Abu Dhabi. The pact will enable the...

Mars and Earth Closest They’ve Been for 11 Years

Today Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been for 11 years today. At 4:35 p.m. Monday, Mars will be 46,762,695 miles away. Mars...

Mars is coming out of an ice age

Radar images by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that the polar ice caps of Mars are coming out of an ice age that began about 370,000 years ago, according...

Mars Is Ready For Its Close-Up

Want to see Mars this weekend? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Step 1: Go outside after sunset and look toward the southeastern sky. Step...

Hubble captures a new portrait of Mars

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this stunning view of Mars on May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth. The image showcases...

Mars Close Approach to Earth: May 30, 2016

In 2016, Mars closest approach will be on May 30, 2016. Mars will be at a distance of 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers) and...

The ‘Naukluft Plateau’ on Mars

This 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, from a location on top of the "Naukluft Plateau" on lower...

China wants to put astronauts on the moon by 2036

China wants to put astronauts on the moon by 2036, a senior space official said. China must "raise its abilities and use the next 15...

Stunning view of the Gale Crater

This stunning image of the inner wall of Gale Crater on Mars was taken by NASA's Curiosity rover on March 16, 2016. The the component images were...

New images reveal the lost Beagle 2 Mars lander

Researchers at the University College London have released images of the surface of Mars that shows the lost Beagle 2 probe. Using an “image stacking...

Mars Odyssey celebrates 15 years since launch

NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter is marking the 15th anniversary of its launch on April 7, 2001 from Cape Canaveral on a mission designed to search for water...

Opportunity rover captures image of a dust devil on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has captured an image of a dust devil swirling in the Meridiani Planun, the rover's home since it landed on Mars in 2004. The...

New Map of Mars’ Crustal Thickness

This newly created map of Mars shows the variations in thickness of the planet's crust from new mapping pulled from Mars' gravitational effects on...
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Lift off! ExoMars begins its seven month journey to Mars

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has begun it's seven-month journey to Mars, where it will seek evidence of methane and other atmospheric gases that could...

10 Interesting Facts about Mars

10 Interesting Facts about Mars You Need to Know 1. Mars is named after the Roman god of war The ancient Greeks were fascinated by Mars. Its blood red...

Video: Full-Circle Panorama of ‘Namib Dune’ on Mars

This 360 degree video provided by NASA showcases the downwind face of "Namib Dune" on Mars, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the...

12 Awesome Pictures of the Martian Surface by Curiosity

Mar's surface is rocky, filled with canyons, volcanoes, dry lake beds, craters and with red dust covering most of it. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been...

Curiosity plays in a Martian sand dune

NASA'S Curiosity's Rover is studying an active sand dune on Mars along the northwestern flank of Mars' Mount Sharp. This image was taken on Jan. 20, 2016,...

Panorama of the ‘Namib Dune’ on Mars

This view of the "Namib Dune" on Mars was taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. The image includes a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site...

2015: The Year in Space Pictures

Pluto close-up, distant galaxies and other out-of-this-world photos from 2015. Here are our picks for the 15 best of the year. Hello Pluto! NASA’s New Horizons...

New Curiosity ‘Big Sky’ Selfie

This new self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was taken on Oct. 6, 2015, and shows the rover on Mount Sharp, where its drill collected...

Lakes existed on Mars 3 billion years ago

A new report published by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory team showcases evidence that the surface of Mars was covered by huge lakes several billion years ago. "Observations from...

New photo of Mars’ South Pole

Mars' icy south pole takes center stage in this amazing photo captured by the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter. Composed of both frozen water...

NASA: Evidence of flowing liquid water on Mars

Scientists with NASA have discovered the strongest evidence yet that "flowing liquid water" exists on Mars. Strong evidence for seasonal flows of liquid salty water have...