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  • China names first Mars rover ‘Zhurong’

    China names first Mars rover ‘Zhurong’

    China launched its Mars probe -- Tianwen-1 -- on July 23, last year. The spacecraft, consisting of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, entered the parking orbit of Mars on February 24 this year..

    April 26, 2021
  • Mars did not dry up all at once, says study

    Mars did not dry up all at once, says study

    "A primary goal of the Curiosity mission was to study the transition between the habitable environment of the past, to the dry and cold climate that Mars has now,"

    April 12, 2021
  • Mars water still trapped underground: Study

    Mars water still trapped underground: Study

    The research team from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) found that around four billion years ago, Mars was home to enough water to have covered the whole planet in an ocean about 100 to 1,500 metres deep; a volume roughly equivalent to half of Earth's Atlantic Ocean.

    March 17, 2021
  • NASA names Mars rover touchdown site after Octavia Butler

    NASA names Mars rover touchdown site after Octavia Butler

    A key objective for Perseverance's mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life.

    March 8, 2021