Let’s admit it: despite the huge amount of knowledge that astronomers have about the Universe, sending astronauts to the nearest planet to us is still difficult. At its closest approach, Mars is still tremendously farther away from Earth than the ...

Sending the first astronauts to Mars is hard enough, as space agencies still struggle to find out exactly how to do it. But perhaps bringing rock samples from the Red Planet in order to study them up-close on Earth will ...

China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) reported on June 29 that the Tianwen-1 space probe has skilfully obtained photographs of the whole Red Planet over a year of exploration. “Quest for Heavenly Truth” Tianwen-1 is composed of six different spacecraft: an ...

New findings come to spoil the dreams of many and relieve the tension for others. It depends on which side you are. Someone once said that whether alien life exists or not, both scenarios can be equally frightening. But for ...

Many of us have seen astronauts colonizing the Red Planet in sci-fi movies without even thinking that such scenarios will ever have a chance to become a reality. Humanity is still far from that goal, but it appears to be ...

NASA’s Perseverance rover was driving alone on Mars when it picked up a “pet rock” that got lodged in one of its wheels and decided to tag along. Aside from a small annoyance, the Martian stone will have no effect ...

Astronomers don’t give up hope in looking for signs of alien life on Mars, even though the planet seems like a complete wasteland. But we all know that looks are often deceiving and that even microorganisms such as germs can ...

Water was previously thought to have been present on Mars for at least three billion years. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, for example, detected salt crystals that suggest water may have existed as recently as two billion years ago. The Zhurong ...

Mars is located ‘right next door’ judging by an astronomical scale, and it’s the fourth planet from the Sun. This means that astronomers have many chances to study it, although no astronaut has ever laid foot on the Red Planet ...

Since the dawn of time, humans wanted to travel among the stars and the depths of the heavens. While technology allowed the human race to explore a very tiny part of space, astronomers might need to apply a different recipe. ...