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Curiosity has discovered ancient rocks formed by water on Mars

June 25th, 2022

Mars was not always the rocky, lifeless planet that we know it to be now. At least, all of the science seems to point towards that truth. For years, NASA has been discovering more about our neighboring planet. And now, the space agency’s Curiosity rover has discovered even more evidence that water once covered parts …


NASA: Perseverance found human trash on Mars

June 19th, 2022

Space is considered the final frontier for a reason. And, despite decades of studying the unknown beyond our planet, there’s still so little that we know. What we do know, though, is that the risk of human waste littering space and other planets is something we want to avoid as much as possible. That’s why …

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is in trouble

June 7th, 2022

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter can’t seem to catch a break. After months of trouble, the Mars-based spacecraft is now facing another major problem. A key part of Ingenuity’s navigation system has stopped working, leaving the craft unable to take flight.


NASA almost lost its Mars MAVEN spacecraft

June 2nd, 2022

NASA almost lost its MAVEN spacecraft. The Mars-focused spacecraft has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2014. However, NASA says it recently ran into some issues with the orbiter. The issues first popped up back in February, when the spacecraft’s team found it suddenly in safe mode. Luckily, engineers were able to resolve the issue. …


How sound travels on Mars can change based on the time of year

May 28th, 2022

NASA first shared what Mars sounds like last year, using microphones placed on the Perseverance rover. Since then, though, scientists have been studying the recordings, and have even created a playlist of the best recordings of Mars. But, what’s most interesting about these recordings, aside from how eerily quiet the planet is, is that they …