#Mars

Methane on Mars: a new discovery or just hot air?

2 weeks ago — 4.5 min read

The discovery of life on Mars would get pretty much everyone excited. The scientists hunting for it would probably be happy no matter what the outcome of their search –...

Nasa confirms Opportunity mission is at an end

2 months ago — 1.5 min read

Yesterday (Wednesday 13th February 2019) Nasa officially declared that the 15-year mission of the Mars Opportunity rover is over. Opportunity's first self-portrait on Mars Opportunity, also known as MER-B (Mars...

What next for Mars InSight?

5 months ago — 7.5 min read

It’s notoriously hard to land on Mars, yet NASA managed just that with its recent InSight lander. From childhood, I’ve loved watching landings and other spacecraft manoeuvres on TV –...

NASA sets sights on Jezero Crater for Mars 2020 mission

5 months ago — 1 min read

NASA has settled on the ideal spot to land its rover after a five-year search considering over 60 candidate locations. This view shows ancient water-carved deltas, fans and lake basins...

Want to name the next Mars Rover?

9 months ago — 1 min read

The ESA's 2020 ExoMars rover is due to land on Mars in the spring of 2021. The UK Space Agency wants you to name it. An existing rover - 'Bruno'...

SpaceX reveals tooling to build the first manned spaceship to Mars

1 year ago — 1 min read

Elon Musk has revealed the tooling SpaceX will use to build the first manned spaceship to Mars. The post, reveals a huge carbon fibre mandrel (with a Tesla Model 3...