Category Archives: Mars

Mars "Doughnut Rock"

Mars “Jelly Doughnut” Rock Appears without Explanation

In this side by side image you can easily see the doughnut shaped rock that appeared on Mars.. The pictures were taken 12 days apart of the same area. The…

Spirit Rover Image 2004

Ten Years Ago, Spirit Rover Lands on Mars

This mosaic image taken on Jan. 4, 2004, by the navigation camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows a 360 degree panoramic view of the rover on the surface…

Rover Wheels

Curiosity Mars Rover Wheels Wearing Faster Than Anticipated

Curiosity Mars Rover has traveled about three miles so far. Just like any car on Earth you expect some wear and tear on the tires. Now that it has completed…

Gale Crater

Erosion at Gale Crater Tells Story about Mars History

Erosion by Scarp Retreat in Gale Crater (Source NASA) – This mosaic of images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows a series of sedimentary…

Mangalyaan

India’s Mars Mission leaves Earth Orbit

India’s bold plan to send a spacecraft to Mars passed another significant milestone today when the spacecraft fired its main engine for more than 20 minutes. This burn gave it…

Mars MAVEN launch

MAVEN Mars mission launches right on schedule

Launching right on time on the first attempt the NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission started with  a flawless launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch…

Maven on Launch Pad In Florida

MARS MAVEN Mission is GO for November 18th Launch

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution  or MAVEN has been given a 60 percent chance for favorable weather by forecasters at the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron. The launch…

Mangalyaan

India’s Mission To Mars on it’s way

After a successful launch on November 5th 2013 the Indian Space Research Organization ISRO executed the last of the five orbit-raising burns on its Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission raising the apogee (farthest…