The Water-Lakes-on-Mars Debate Just Got More Interesting

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows ice sheets at Mars’ south pole. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/JHU Scientists have been arguing for years about ambiguous radar scans of Mars’ south pole. Do they reveal underground lakes of liquid water? Or something else? Two new papers out this week have added even more intrigue … Read more

Scientists find new evidence of liquid WATER beneath Mars’ south polar ice cap in major breakthrough

Scientists have discovered new evidence that suggests there could be liquid water on Mars – a breakthrough in our longtime efforts to determine if the Red Planet once hosted life.  The University of Cambridge-led study provides the first independent evidence that uses data other than radar that there’s liquid water beneath Mars’ south polar ice … Read more

NASA Rovers Are Finding Human-Made Debris On Mars. This Is Why It’s Treasure, Not Trash

Perseverance’s parachute and backshell on the surface of Jezero Crater as photographed by NASA’s … [+] Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on April 19, 2022. NASA/JPL-Caltech Remember the nail-biting “seven minutes of terror” video in 2021 of NASA’s Perseverance rover parachuting onto Mars on a tether from its descent or “jetpack” stage after a 314 million miles … Read more

Mars may have experienced episodic FLOODING millions of years ago, radar image reveals

A new image of the surface of Mars has revealed the planet may have experienced episodic flooding millions of years ago. The Zhurong Mars rover has returned ground-penetrating radar data of the Utopia Planitia basin – an impact crater thought to have once hosted an ancient ocean. The image was constructed from the data by scientists from … Read more

Mars is already TRASHED: Humans have left more than 15,000 pounds of debris on the Red Planet

Humans have left more than 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars in the last 50 years and not a single person has ever stepped foot on the red planet. Cagri Kilic, a postdoctoral research fellow in robotics at West Virginia University, analyzed the mass of all rovers and orbiters sent to Mars and subtracted the … Read more

NASA Refines Its Strategy for Getting Humans to Mars

Artist’s conception of an early Martian base. Image: NASA NASA’s upcoming Artemis Moon program is serving as a stepping stone for an eventual crewed mission to Mars. A revised list of planning objectives details a strategy for accomplishing this daunting feat. The document, released Tuesday, serves as a blueprint for how we’ll eventually send humans to … Read more

NASA Mars lander captures strikes by 4 incoming space rocks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA lander on Mars has captured the vibrations and sounds of four meteoroids striking the planet’s surface. Scientists reported Monday that Mars InSigh t detected seismic and acoustic waves from a series of impacts in 2020 and 2021. A satellite orbiting the red planet confirmed the impact locations, as … Read more

Webb telescope shares its first observations of Mars

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The James Webb Space Telescope’s main goal is to detect faint light from distant galaxies, but it recently observed one of the brightest objects in the night sky: Mars. The space observatory captured … Read more

Terrifying! This is how our Earth, the Solar System will DIE; Tech reveals when and how its death will occur

Our solar system is set to die. But how and when will it happen? Scientists have deployed the tech and the results are in. The laws of thermodynamics have made it very clear that everything in the universe will one day die. And neither us, our planet, the Sun or the solar system are an … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars Terrain – NASA Mars Exploration

The latest findings provide greater detail on a region of the Red Planet that has a watery past and is yielding promising samples for the NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return campaign. NASA’s Perseverance rover is well into its second science campaign, collecting rock-core samples from features within an area long considered by scientists to be a … Read more