Atmosphere of Mars

November 3, 2017

Space dust is stirring this star’s plasma soup

375 light years away in the constellation Hydra is a dusty star. W Hydrae is one of the brightest in our night sky, and it’s gathering tiny […]
October 27, 2017

Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars

Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human colony on Mars — and generating it from plasma could be the […]
October 19, 2017

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features. The wet past of […]
October 4, 2017

Methane Bursts May Have Helped Water Flow on Ancient Mars

Methane under the surface of Mars could have warmed it up in intermittent bursts, which could help explain how Mars was warmer and wetter so long […]
March 7, 2017

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could alter assumptions about the water budget of […]
July 21, 2016

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to […]
March 15, 2016

European Space Agency’s ExoMars successfully starts its journey to the red planet

The first phase of ExoMars, an uncrewed Mars mission from the European Space Agency (ESA), successfully launched today from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Lifting off on a Russian […]
March 12, 2016

ExoMars Mission Launches On Monday To Search For Signs Of Life On Mars

European Space Agency’s long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off Could there be life on Mars? The red planet would not be an easy place […]
December 9, 2015

Nasa wants to ‘move out’ of the International Space Station

The International Space Station may have its days numbered. Nasa says it will only fund the ISS until 2028, at the latest, so that it can […]