Mars: Mud flows on Red Planet behave like 'boiling toothpaste'

Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: geology mars volcanoes space-exploration

Nasa's InSight probe senses hundreds of 'Marsquakes'

The US space agency's InSight probe detects over 450 significant seismic events since landing in 2018.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: geology nasa mars earthquakes space-exploration insight

New engine tech that could get us to Mars faster

Nasa wants to send humans to Mars one day, but do we have the engines to get us there?

By Mary-Ann Russon • bbcnews
Dec. 25, 2019 ~11 min

Tags: nasa mars boeing the-moon

Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping

A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: earth-science nasa mars carbon-dioxide space-exploration european-space-agency

Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: nasa mars space-exploration international-space-station european-space-agency the-moon

Nasa probing oxygen mystery on Mars

The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Nov. 14, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: planets nasa mars space-exploration curiosity-rover

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: geology nasa mars space-exploration curiosity-rover

Nasa's InSight lander 'detects first Marsquake'

It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: nasa mars earthquakes space-exploration insight

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 23, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: nasa mars earthquakes space-exploration insight

Mars methane surge spotted from space

A European spacecraft has confirmed a report of methane being released from the surface of Mars.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: mars space-exploration curiosity-rover

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