#Mars

What we could discover with NASA’s new Dragonfly mission?

2 months ago — Quick Read

Flying on Saturn’s moon Titan Artist’s impression of the Dragonfly landing. NASA Christian Schroeder, University of Stirling Flying on other worlds is the next leap in the exploration of our...

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

5 months ago — Quick 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

6 months ago — Long 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?

9 months ago — Deep Dive

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

9 months ago — Quick 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?

1 year ago — Quick 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'...