Mars: Page: 3

This is page 3 of the Mars posts on Science, Space & Robots.


NASA Releases Mars Panorama
NASA has released a Mars Panorama, which it calls the "next best thing to being there. (July 6, 2012)

NASA Video: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror
Before Curiosity can begin investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life it first has to survive the descent to Mars. (June 25, 2012)

Researchers Catalog More Than 635,000 Martian Craters
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have found that Mars is truly a beaten and battered planet. (June 11, 2012)

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes in Motion
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed that movement in sand dune fields on Mars occurs on a scale similar to dune fields on Earth. (May 13, 2012)

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Takes First Drive of 2012
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is on the move again. (May 10, 2012)

NASA's Curiosity Rover to Touchdown on Mars on August 5th
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, carrying the one-ton Curiosity rover, will touchdown on Mars late on the evening of August 5, 2012 PDT. (May 6, 2012)

Bomb Sag Study Provides More Evidence of Early Water on Mars
The atmosphere on Mars is less than 1% the density of Earth's. (May 5, 2012)

Lava Coils Found on Mars
High-resolution photos (see here and here) of lava flows on Mars reveal coiling spiral patterns that resemble snail or nautilus shells. (April 26, 2012)

New Analysis of Data From NASA's 1976 Viking Mission Suggests Life Was Found on Mars
Researchers looking at data from NASA's Viking missions in 1976 say the data indicates the Viking LR experiment found microbial life on Mars. (April 14, 2012)

Elephant on Mars Created by Flood of Lava
University of Arizona planetary geologist Alfred McEwen says the elephant on Mars (pictured above) is an example of pareidolia. (April 9, 2012)

Geologists Discover New Type of Landform on Mars Called PBRs
University of Washington geologists have discovered a new class of landform on Mars. (March 22, 2012)

Photo: The Serpent Dust Devil of Mars
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of a huge dust devil on Mars. (March 7, 2012)

Mars Express Orbiter Finds Possible Sediments of Ancient Martian Ocean Floor
The MARSIS radar instrument on board ESA's Mars Express orbiter has discovered a subsurface blanket of low density material around the north polar cap. (February 9, 2012)

NASA Launches Atlas V Rocket to Mars Today
Today NASA launched the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (November 26, 2011)

Animation: Russian Phobos-Grunt Mission to Grab Soil From Mars Moon
The Phobos-Grunt mission has blasted off on an ambitious mission to grab soil from the surface of Mars' tiny moon Phobos and return the samples to Earth in 2014. (November 8, 2011)

NASA Rover Reaches Edge of Endeavour Crater on Mars After Three Year Journey
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the edge of the Endeavour Crater on Mars. (August 13, 2011)

Bio Station Alpha: Secret Martian Base or Linear Streak Artifact
David Martines, an armchair astronomer, has shared footage on YouTube of a 700-foot-long structure he found on Mars using Google Mars. (June 6, 2011)

Martian Dust Devils Are Much More Powerful Than Terrestrial Dust Devils
Dust devils on Earth are usually small and weak with maximum winds of 60 mph. (May 28, 2011)

NASA Exploring Idea of Tumbleweed Inspired Mars Rovers
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Langley Research Center are both pursuing the idea of sending wind-powered tumbleweed-like rovers to Mars. (June 4, 2010)

Mars Rover Image Shows Earth As Seen From Mars
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has released the image above. (April 28, 2010)