Two years after Israel crashed a probe into the Moon, its space agency is setting its sights on Mars. Six people have begun a three-week mission in the Negev Desert, helping to prepare for a manned exploration of the Red Planet.
Building a base on the Red Planet might literally take blood, sweat, and tears to achieve – a new study suggests the bodily fluids of astronauts sent to colonize Mars could be used to supply the water needed for construction.
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has published several new clips from its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, showing the landing of the Zhurong rover and its operations on the surface – some of them with sound.
The Curiosity rover has captured images of highly unusual atmospheric phenomena on Mars unlike anything on Earth – clouds that form so high that they mostly consist of crystalized CO2 instead of water.
China’s Zhurong rover has successfully landed on the surface of Mars, according to state media, in the culmination of the country’s first independent mission to the Red Planet after the ship departed from Earth last summer.
Ingenuity, NASA’s robotic helicopter stationed on Mars, has traveled to a new ‘airfield’ on the Red Planet’s surface, straying several hundred feet from its original base of operations in its fifth successful flight.