Martian craters appear "concentrated in certain areas and we know that physically there is no reason for that,” said a JPL researcher. An AI tool may help figure out why.
The new research lends credence to the idea of briny lakes existing under the Martian surface and is an important development in the search for Martian life, if it exists.
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft observed Mars' ultraviolet glow pulsing exactly three times each night, and only in the Spring and Fall.
NASA's newest Mars rover, Perseverance, will gather valuable data and deploy a drone helicopter called Ingenuity on the red planet.
Tianwen-1, a spacecraft carrying an orbiter, lander, and rover, will reach Mars in February 2021 alongside Mars missions from NASA and the United Arab Emirates.
State media footage showed the rocket launching from Hainan island.
Once it’s completed its seven-month journey to the Red Planet, the orbiter will collect information on the Martian atmosphere and climate.
NASA wants to explore Mars, but a new agency directive shows that avoiding “extraterrestrial life and bioactive molecules” hitching a ride back to Earth is a top priority.
The new discovery adds to a growing pile of evidence that Mars may have been more hospitable to life in the distant past.
The ExoMars 2020 rover mission has been delayed until 2022 due to the need for more testing, and because the coronavirus epidemic has left "practically no possibility" for travel for European scientists.
This hole is 20 meters deep and could potentially shield Martians from the planet's harsh environmental conditions.