NASA releases first pieces of the multispectral maps of Mars
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been mapping minerals on the red Planet for the last 16 years with the help of CRISM
Bringing Mars rocks back to Earth – Perseverance Rover lands on Feb. 18, a lead scientist explains the tech and goals
Scientists are looking for evidence of past life, either direct chemical or organic signs in the composition and the chemistry of rocks, or …
NASA's Insight mission lands on Mars
After a 300-million-mile journey from Earth over nearly seven months, NASA's InSight spacecraft landed successfully on the surface of Mars on Monday.
From Neptune's blue hue to Jupiter's red spot: are the colours of the planets real?
Many images of planets have been manipulated. So have we seen their true colours? Not always, it turns out.
MOM gears up for orbit insertion
NASA finds evidence of water on Mars
If water exists now, life too could be found on the planet
Mangalyaan to have extended stay in Mars orbit
According to ISRO, there is enough fuel on board the spacecraft that would allow it to last longer in space
Smooth launch for NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover
The rover was launched successfully July 30, 2020. Its mission is to search for signs of past microbial life and collect rock and dust samples …
NASA calls for more astronauts for its Artemis programme
The Artemis programme is a stepping stone for NASA’s “next giant leap”: To send astronauts to Mars
Humans will leave Earth not to explore, but to exploit
Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma recently completed 35 years of being the first Indian to have ever set foot in space. He talked to Down To …
Mars Orbiter Mission completes 100 days in space
The spacecraft, which at present is 16 million km from Earth, has been continuously sending data, indicating all systems are functioning as expected
ExoMars mission delayed, rover will now take off in 2022
European Space Agency cited software problems with the spacecraft as a reason for the delay
How the ExoMars mission could sniff out life on Mars – and what to do next
If we do find life on Mars, it will be difficult to prove that we didn't bring it there from Earth. An insider talks us through what's at stake
Is the Opportunity lost forever?
Over a decade after NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars, it is feared ‘dead’ after a historic dust storm swept the planet
India launches its first multi-wavelength space observatory ASTROSAT
The satellite’s ability to observe the universe in optical, ultraviolet, low and high energy X-ray regions and detect minute changes sets …
First hurdle in Mars mission
Fourth orbit-raising falls short of target
Cosmic rays a serious threat to manned Mars missions, warn researchers
A highly abnormal and extended lack of solar activity is causing dangerous levels of hazardous radiation to pervade the environment of space
If we can change our mindsets, let’s make a heaven here… Why go elsewhere?
Space Race 2.0: Is this democratisation of space or a high-tech coup?
A handful of billionaires are working hard to make space colonisation a reality. In the process they are reviving a sector that had stagnated for …
Mars mission back on track
The spacecraft had raised concerns on Monday after failing to reach desired velocity and apogee
Preparations for India's Mars mission
Scientists uncover sheets of ice buried at Mars’ north pole
Composition of these layers could further shed light on the history of Mars and if it ever had favourable conditions to support life
ISRO launches Mars orbiter into space
PSLV places satellite in Earth's orbit; subsequent tests conducted on orbiter satisfactory, say scientists
Mars orbiter's first course correction manoeuvre successful
Three more corrections are planned during the satellite's journey to the orbit of Mars to prevent it from straying from trajectory