New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior. They include the first images of "nightglow" that can be used to show how winds circulate at high altitudes. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161018091155.htm
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to land four settlers on the Red Planet in 2025, has launched a new project called 'Mars Exchange' to help answer questions and spur discussion about the group's ambitious plans.
These spider-like features near Mars' south pole are deep cracks and channels created by carbon dioxide. When Mars' polar ice caps thaw in the spring, carbon dioxide is released from underground. The gas carves its way out through the soil
Space Photos of the Week: New Stars Get All Dark and Dusty | This image of Mars has been altered to show what we would see with ultraviolet vision: the Valles Marineris appears as a blue cut across the middle, and an ozone build-up at the south pole shows as magenta. | Credit: <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/maven-celebrates-one-mars-year-of-science">NASA</a> | From Wired.com
Sending Humans to Mars: 8 Steps to Red Planet Colonization
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the company's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), which will combine the most powerful rocket ever built with a spaceship designed to carry at least 100 people to the Red Planet.
When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona