Planet Mars is at its 'biggest and brightest'

The Red Planet is unmissable in the night sky right now as its orbit aligns with Earth's.

Oct. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Buried lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars

The underground lakes were detected in the Red Planet's south polar region.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 29, 2020 ~4 min

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Hilary Swank on Netflix's sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma

Hilary Swank talks about her role for Netflix as the commander on the first manned mission to Mars.

By Ian Youngs • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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SpaceX: Musk's 'Mars ship' prototype aces 150m test flight

A prototype of the engine for SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle has made a 150m test "hop".

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Aug. 5, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: mars spacex elon-musk the-moon

China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover rockets away from Earth

The Asian country's first surface mission to the Red Planet heads out on a Long March 5 rocket.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 23, 2020 ~4 min

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'Hope' and ambition drive UAE's Mars mission

The United Arab Emirates is sending a satellite to the Red Planet to study its weather and climate.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 14, 2020 ~7 min

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Mars: Green glow detected on the Red Planet

A joint European-Russian satellite observes a light in Mars’ atmosphere that's generated by oxygen.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

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UAE Mars mission: Hope project a 'real step forward for exploration'

The UAE's Hope project is hailed as a "real step forward" for space exploration in the Arab world.

By Frank Gardner • bbcnews
June 8, 2020 ~4 min

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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

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