#Mars

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

Long Read

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

Deep Dive

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...

Behind the Scenes – How the Ukraine war cancelled the next Mars mission…

Quick Read

Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war – here’s what we’re hoping for next Just a few months ago, we were confidently expecting to launch our rover, Rosalind Franklin, to Mars in September as part of the ExoMars mission, a collaboration between Europe and Russia. The...