Exploring the Red Planet: Chinese rover provides comprehensive mapping of Martian subsurface

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China's Mars rover, Zhurong, has used ground-penetrating radar to map the subsurface of Mars, revealing shallow impact craters and other geologic structures in the top five meters of the planet's surface. China Zhurong to Mars on the Tianwen-1 mission which launched in 2020. The rover landed on the...

Meet the NASA nuclear propulsion concept which could get to Mars in just 45 days

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A groundbreaking proposal could revolutionize space exploration, as NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program has selected a revolutionary nuclear propulsion system for development in 2023. The proposal is spearheaded by Professor Ryan Gosse of the University of Florida. His concept for a new bimodal Nuclear Thermal and Nuclear...

Myths – A ‘doorway’ on Mars? How we see things in space that aren’t there

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Enthusiasts lit up social media recently with images of what appeared to be a “doorway” into a hillside on Mars. Was it, some wondered, evidence that the red planet could be, or have been, inhabited by aliens? The “door” was imaged by Nasa’s Curiosity rover on May 7...