Category Archives: Mars

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…

MAVEN

Mar’s MAVEN Mission to Launch Nov 18th

What happened to the Atmosphere on Mars? Where did the water go? These are the questions Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) is trying  to answer. This is the first mission devoted…

Mount Sharp

Mar’s Mount Sharp Panorama in raw color

This mosaic of images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity shows Mount Sharp in raw color as recorded by the camera. Raw color shows the scene’s…

mrs penny

Mars Penny after a year on the Red Planet

This is an image of a 1909 Lincoln Penny after about 14 months exposed to the elements on Mars. This penny was made in a time when spaceflight was little…

Mars Rover

Bad News, No Methane on Mars-Therefore No Life on Mars?

(Source NASA) – Data from NASA’s Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and international scientists…

Annular Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos

Photo of Lunar Eclipse…on MARS!

MSL Curiosity Rover takes clearest images ever of Eclipse on Mars. Photos of the Moon passing in front of the Sun on Earth are a dime a dozen. This series…

MSL year 1 travel

Mars MSL Curiosity’s Travel Map Through Sol 365

This map shows the route driven by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity through the 365 Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission on Mars (August 16, 2013). Numbering of the…

Stickney Crater, on Phobos

Incredible Image of Crater on Mar’s Moon Phobos

This stunning image is of Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos. It was discovered by astronomer Asaph Hall in 1877. At over 9 kilometers across, Stickney…