International Journal of Mars Research | ISSN 2453-8760 | Current Issue: 2 Volume 4

We recommend: Proposed satellite navigation system for Mars

We recommend: Proposed satellite navigation system for MarsWe recommend you this source from other media. Universal and precise positioning services on Mars may not be just science fiction in our future. A proposed theoretical concept of a satellite navigation system for Mars promises a solution for future manned missions and future planetary exploration robotic missions to the red planet, according to new research released this week. More information ...

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter checks possible landing sites

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter checks possible landing sitesAt an international workshop this week about where NASA's next Mars rover should land, most of the information comes from a prolific spacecraft that's been orbiting Mars since 2006. Observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the basis for evaluating eight candidate landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover mission. The landing site workshop this week in Monrovia, California, will ...

Examining the paradox of ancient Mars

Examining the paradox of ancient MarsMars scientists are wrestling with a problem. Ample evidence says ancient Mars was sometimes wet, with water flowing and pooling on the planet's surface. Yet, the ancient sun was about one-third less warm and climate modelers struggle to produce scenarios that get the surface of Mars warm enough for keeping water unfrozen. A leading theory is to have a thicker carbon-dioxide atmosphere ...

Similar looking ridges on Mars have diverse origins

Similar looking ridges on Mars have diverse originsThin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The simplest explanation for these impressive ridges is that lava flowed into pre-existing fractures in the ground and later resisted erosion better than material around them. A new survey of polygon-forming ridges on Mars ...

Curiosity examines possible mud cracks

Curiosity examines possible mud cracksScientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud. "Mud cracks are the most likely scenario here," said Curiosity science team member Nathan Stein. He is a graduate student at Caltech in Pasadena, California, who led the investigation of a site called "Old Soaker," ...



February 27, 2017

We recommend: Proposed satellite navigation system for MarsWe recommend you this source from other media. Universal and precise positioning services on Mars may not be just science fiction in our future.

February 9, 2017

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter checks possible landing sitesAt an international workshop this week about where NASA's next Mars rover should land, most of the information comes from a prolific spacecraft that's been orbiting Mars since 2006...

February 7, 2017

Examining the paradox of ancient MarsMars scientists are wrestling with a problem. Ample evidence says ancient Mars was sometimes wet, with water flowing and pooling on the planet's surface.

January 27, 2017

Similar looking ridges on Mars have diverse originsThin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissa...

January 18, 2017

Curiosity examines possible mud cracksScientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud.

January 16, 2017

Well-preserved impact ejecta on MarsThis image of a well-preserved unnamed elliptical crater in Terra Sabaea, is illustrative of the complexity of ejecta deposits forming as a by-product of the impact process that sh...

January 7, 2017

Earth and Moon as seen from MarsFrom the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.

December 21, 2016

Growth of a Martian trough networkErosion-carved troughs that grow and branch during multiple Martian years may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders," which are radially patterned channel...

December 14, 2016

First detection of boron on the surface of MarsThe boron was identified by the rover’s laser-shooting Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument, which was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with the Fr...