More headlines heralding from the Red Planet
We could soon be exploring the Martian skies as NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will also have a remote helicopter to test the potential for future drone explorers.
The indents left behind by billion-yearold Martian dunes reveal that the prevailing winds on Mars used to blow in a different direction.
A decade of data from Mars Express has shown that the Martian atmosphere acts as one system, with all layers interacting with each other.
Bacteria from an acidic stream in Dorset could help astrobiologists understand if life was possible under similar conditions on Mars.
Martian spacecraft MAVEN discovered the magnetic ‘tail’ trailing behind Mars is being twisted by the solar wind, which could allow the atmosphere to escape.
Simulations of the early Martian terrain suggest that Mars’s oceans could have appeared several hundred million years earlier than first thought.
ESA ran a competition to name their rover that will head to Mars in 2020. The entries are now being judged.