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Mars Will Get Very Close to Earth This Week: What to Expect

The Red Planet, Earth's second-closest cosmic cousin, has been a subject in our stories for decades. Between the promise of water underneath its icy surface and fantasies of martian visits, Mars doesn't need to do much to be in everyone's...

Lakes of Liquid Water Found Beneath Martian Surface

Researchers believe they've found some more evidence that confirms the presence of a massive reservoir of liquid water beneath the surface of Mars that was first discovered in 2018. They estimate they've found three additional subsurface saltwater lakes surrounding the...
China says Mars probe stable; no word on reusable spacecraft

China Releases a New Report About Its Mars Probe: What to Expect

China's Mars probe, dubbed Tianwen-1, sent into space back in July, is now more than 15 million kilometers from Earth, traveling to Mars.  The National Space Administration released a statement about Tianwen-1 recently. According to the report, the probe was...

Peculiar Signals Registered on Mars During a Solar Eclipse

​Mars' moons are rather different than our planet's Moon. Phobos, the one that has a bigger size among the two, is much closer to its planet, and compared to the Moon's 27-day orbit, Phobos rotates around Mars perpendicular to the...
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Mars InSight Lander Captured an Odd Thing During Solar Eclipse

The Red Planet's moons are nothing like Earth's Moon. Phobos is the biggest of the two and much close to its planet. It also swings around Mars in line with the planet's equator thrice every Martian day.  The solar eclipses...

Elon Musk: Settlers in the First Missions to Mars Will Die on the Red Planet

​Earlier this week, Elon Musk confirmed that there's a 'good chance' settlers going to Mars as part of the first few missions will die. Although that is easy to imagine, he and others are currently working on planning and minimizing the risk...
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Captures Intriguing Dust Devil On Mars

Even if the Red Planet has a thin atmosphere, its features are quite daring and intriguing. The water ice, for instance, can rise high in the sky to create thin clouds. The fierce winds can also whip up into uncontrolled...
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Mars Was Once Troubled by Rainstorms: New Study Reveals Incredible Amount of Liquid Water

Rain once fell on Mars' ground, but that was billion of years ago. A new study on the planet's now-empty lakes indicates a considerable amount of liquid water must have dropped from the skies approximately 3.5 to 4 billion years...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Set to Launch to Mars This Week – How to Watch it Lifting Off

NASA is set to launch the Mars Perseverance rover this week for an epic journey to the Red Planet with the aim to explore and search for signs of life, either past and present. The rover is scheduled to launch...

How a Discovery Linked to The Chernobyl Disaster Can Help Astronomers Arrive to Mars

What's the right formula for safely sending astronauts on the surface of Mars? Scientists had been wondering this for a lot of time, and surely extreme caution is the only option when it comes to such a cosmic journey. There's...