Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, have announced recently that the rover Opportunity finally managed to solve a mystery related to the nature of a rock formation called Pinnacle Island.
New maps of the subsurface of Mars show for the first time buried channels below the surface of the red planet. Mars is considered to have been cold and dry over the past 2.5 billion years, but these channels suggest evidence of flooding. Understanding the source and scale of the young channels present in Elysium […]
Scientists are well known for their restless, inquiring minds and for their eagerness to constantly push the boundaries of human knowledge ever further. Therefore, it need not surprise anybody that these past twelve months were filled with major scientific breakthroughs, some of which can be labeled as “cool,” to say the least. Without further ado, […]
NASA has confirmed that Curiosity has successfully recovered material from inside a Martian rock. The rover used its drill for the first time recently to make a hole into a rock chosen for its strange composition. It then managed to retrieve material and place it inside its portable lab to be analyzed. This is the […]