The first test of Martian soil by the rover vehicle Curiosity has shown no definitive evidence that the red planet has the chemical ingredients to support life.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2012
Nasa rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars – a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2012
Signs that a stream once flowed across the surface of Mars have been found near the site where Nasa’s newest rover landed, scientists said today.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2012
The Mars rover Curiosity was due to wrap up an exhaustive instrument check last night, clearing the way for its first lengthy drive later today to determine whether the Red Planet has ever been hospitable to life.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2012
A one-ton rover as big as a Mini is due to land on Mars on Monday in one of the most daring space missions ever attempted.
Thu, 02 Aug, 2012
LAKES of liquid water existed on Mars at a time when the planet was previously thought to be a frozen desert.
Tue, 05 Jan, 2010
The Phoenix spacecraft has “tasted” Martian water for the first time, scientists reported.
Fri, 01 Aug, 2008
Scientists have begun releasing the robotic arm on Nasa’s new Mars spacecraft, one day late because of a radio problem.
Thu, 29 May, 2008
THE Mars rover Opportunity appears to have landed in a small crater, the US space agency said after looking at pictures the vehicle has returned.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2004
BEAGLE 2 may be stranded within a crater scientists have just discovered in the middle of its landing site on Mars, it was revealed yesterday.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2003
IF ALL goes to plan, the Beagle 2 spacecraft will touchdown on Mars sometime on Christmas morning.
Sat, 20 Dec, 2003
A British probe that could provide the first proof of life on another planet was on its way to Mars tonight.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2003
Europe’s space mission to Mars is on target for a launch in May or June 2003, the European Space Agency (ESA) said today.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2001
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