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

2 months 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

3 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?

6 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 –...

Touchdown for Nasa InSight robot

6 months ago — 1 min read

NASA's InSight craft successfully landed on Mars yesterday and sent back a selfie.

NASA sets sights on Jezero Crater for Mars 2020 mission

6 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...

NASA’s Open Source build-it-yourself Rover web project is a masterpiece

9 months ago — 1 min read

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is always looking to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and roboticists. Their new Open Source build-it-yourself Rover web project succeeds in doing just that....