NASA said it will keep using InSight lander's seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out. Then flight controllers will monitor the spacecraft until the end of 2022, before calling everything off
While Elon Musk should get over his fantasy that the future of humanity will be decided by bad aphorisms, Virat Kohli should get over the idea that he will get back to stroking the ball beautifully as long as he continues to fail in the thick of things
The ESA is looking for other options and partners to test the technology that would have formed part of the Russian missions, it said, adding some had already been found
The only way to prove whether Mars ever had or still has microbial life, according to Steele, is to bring samples to Earth for analysis
Mars-like conditions simulated in Israel's Negev desert to study human behaviour, effect of isolation
The six so-called "analogue astronauts" are from Austria, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain and will live in isolation in the station until the end of the month.
Mars has more craters on its surface compared to Earth, meaning that billions of years ago, when the planet was very wet, crater lakes were common.
From the Leonis Minorids Meteor Shower to the Southern Taurid Meteor Shower, the Draconid Meteor Shower and the δ-Aurigid Meteor Shower, October is a sky watchers delight.
Perseverance uses a drill and a hollow coring bit at the end of its 2-meter-long robotic arm to extract samples.
"Everything is working so well," said Josh Ravich, the head of Ingenuity's mechanical engineering team. "We're doing better on the surface than we had expected."
NASA plans a mission to bring around 30 samples back to Earth in the 2030s, where scientists will be able to conduct more detailed analysis that might confirm there was microbial life.
The team intends to dig deeper into ice exposures on Mars and learn more about the planet's climate history.
It said it would continue to explore the area known as Utopia Planitia where it landed on 14 May.
NASA plans on bringing back around 30 samples that will be analyzed with sophisticated instruments than those on Mars.
While narrating the incident during an interview, a teary-eyed Elon Musk said, “I couldn’t even hold the components. I just blurted out ‘I love you guys’”.
The crater was once home to an ancient lake and analyzing these samples will reveal clues about the rocks' chemical and mineral composition.
Taking to their Instagram handle, the space agency posted a few photos that featured phytoplanktons in turquoise, green, and light blue colour in water.
People can use ordinary binocular to watch this event and those who continue watching the skies will even witness the departure of these planets.
While Earth’s magnetic field is like one large bar magnet, Mars' magnetic field is like if someone has taken "bag of magnets and dumped them into the crust of the planet.