Tagged: Mars

New Stunning Photos From the Surface of Mars (9 pictures)

It’s been over 10 years since the Spirt & Opportunity Rovers have touched down on Mars and in that span have exceeded exploration expectations of traveling 2/3 of a mile during a primary mission of 90 Martian days. The Smithsonian has taken 50 of the best photos from the extensive mission catalogue and will be on display in honor of the 10 Year Anniversary.

Meteorite Reveals Secrets of Mars’ Past

A piece of rock found it’s way all the way from Mars to a desert in Northwest Africa. And now it’s has the potential to tell us all kinds of things about the Red Planet. Trace explains what this one rock might help scientists uncover.

Mars Evolution

The animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period, beginning with a flyover of a Martian lake. The artist’s concept is based on evidence that Mars was once very different. Rapidly moving clouds suggest the passage of time, and the shift from a warm and wet to a cold and dry climate is shown as the animation progresses. The lakes dry up, while the atmosphere gradually transitions from Earthlike blue skies to the dusty pink and tan hues seen on Mars today.