NASA's Curiosity Rover detects the highest-ever levels of methane gas over the course of its seven-year mission on the Red Planet, raising hopes it could be evidence of the existence of microbial life.
'The Moon is our path to get to Mars in the fastest, safest way possible. That's why we go to the Moon,' NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine says.
The marsquake, equivalent to a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded on April 6.
SpaceX has said the duo could one day transport people from city to city on Earth, as well as propel passengers around the Moon, to the lunar surface, and even to Mars and back.
The strong gusts of wind were captured as they moved over the solar panels on InSight, an unmanned lander.
If successful, the entry, descent and landing of the Mars InSight will add another success to NASA's record.
The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense.
Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago.
Current predictions are that humans will reach Mars in the coming decades.
Earth's neighbouring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues.
At the same time, Mars hovered near the moon in the night sky, easily visible to the naked eye.
International astronomers announced they had detected the largest body of liquid water ever found on the Red Planet, a breakthrough that may hold clues to whether life has ever formed on Mars -- or even exists today.
The United States has vowed to send the first humans to Mars by the 2030s, but space experts and lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concern that poor planning and lack of funds will delay those plans.
A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibility that more water -- and maybe even life -- exists there, international astronomers said Wednesday.
The maker of Lindor chocolate balls is expanding a plant in Stratham, New Hampshire, over the next four years, constructing high-tech production lines for premium chocolate, the company said Tuesday.
Analysing grains of the mineral zircon extracted from a Martian meteorite known as Black Beauty, they determined that the Red Planet's outer layer hardened 4.547 billion years ago, only 20 million years after the birth of the Sun.
Opportunity has not had contact with Earth in four days.
Whether anywhere other than Earth has harboured life, perhaps even in microbial form, is one of the paramount questions in science.
Most of the meteorites found come from Mars.
NASA on Saturday blasted off its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for "Marsquakes" ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet.
NASA is poised to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012, an unmanned spacecraft called InSight that aims to listen for quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form.
The Structural Thermal Model will be sent to Toulouse for testing to ensure that the ExoMars Rover is able to handle conditions on Mars.
A newly created Space Colony Research centre led by Japan's first female astronaut is bringing cutting-edge technology to bear on one of mankind's greatest questions: Can we live in space?
Elon Musk has targeted the moon and Mars as possible spots for the bases to be set up.
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