NASA Provides Explanation for Stringy Materials Found on Mars’ Surface

NASA Provides Explanation for Stringy Materials Found on Mars’ Surface

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) says a viral image of a clump of stringy material photographed on the surface of Mars is likely a Dacron net. The material is also used in thermal blankets, according to an agency blog post. However, before the warp could be imaged by the higher resolution Mastcam-Z cameras, it was … Read more

10 years after landing, NASA’s Curiosity rover still has the engine – NASA Mars Exploration

Despite showing signs of wear and tear, the intrepid spacecraft is about to begin an exciting new chapter in its mission as it scales a Martian mountain. Ten years ago today, a jetpack lowered NASA’s Curiosity rover onto the Red Planet, beginning the SUV-sized explorer’s search for evidence that billions of years ago , Mars … Read more

Stunning ‘blue’ ripples on Mars reveal the way the wind blows

What appear to be ripples of blue sand dotting the Martian landscape make the Red Planet look even more alien than usual. The striking coloring is not what it seems, however. To see true beauty, you have to look a little deeper than her makeup. Imaged by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter earlier this year, the … Read more

Mars’ Valles Marineris, which is 20 times wider than the Grand Canyon, seen in stunning new images

The huge canyon of Valles Marineris has been revealed in stunning new images taken by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express. At 2,485 miles long, over 124 miles wide and over 4 miles deep, the Red Planet’s canyon makes America look downright puny in comparison. Valles Marineris would cover the distance between the northern tip … Read more

The Mars Express offers truly epic views of the largest canyon in the solar system

The largest known canyon in the solar system gets the star treatment in new images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. As it passed Mars orbit, the spacecraft captured a pair of gullies on the planet’s surface that are part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons known as the Grand Canyon … Read more

Famous crater that ejected a Martian meteorite identified by artificial intelligence

The famous crater on Mars that ejected a meteorite with 4.4 billion-year-old fragments is identified by artificial intelligence in a stunning image Researchers used machine learning to identify the crater on Mars that ejected the ancient Black Beauty meteorite The meteorite contains the oldest Martian fragments ever found, at 4.48 billion years old, and it … Read more

Japan wants to bring artificial gravity to the Moon

Lunar Glass is the proposed project that will simulate gravity through centrifugal force. GIF: Kajima Corporation / Gizmodo Interest in the Moon has been revived recently, and Japan is looking to have fun. Researchers and engineers from Kyoto University and the Kajima Corporation released its joint proposal for a three-pronged approach to sustainable development Human … Read more

This albatross-like plane could one day fly over Mars

Aerospace engineering doctoral student Adrien Bouskela and aerospace and mechanical engineering professor Sergey Shkarayev hope to launch their design on Mars.Photo: University of Arizona On April 19, 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter became the first powered aircraft to to remove from the surface of Mars. The historic 39-second flight paved the way for a whole new … Read more

Two ways life on Mars could be hiding from scientists

The possibility of extraterrestrial life on Mars is a topic that has captivated astronomers for decades. Despite the best efforts of the scientific community, no evidence of past or present life has been found on Mars. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not there, many experts have concluded. There may be several ways that evidence … Read more