Mars

Much of Phobos' surface is covered with strange linear grooves. New research bolsters the idea that boulders blasted free from Stickney crater (the large depression on the right) carved those iconic grooves.
(Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)

Mars Moon Got Its Grooves From Rolling Stones

A new study bolsters the idea that strange grooves crisscrossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact. The research, published in Planetary and Space Science, uses computer models…

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Scientists Have Captured the Sound of a Sunrise on Mars

Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a 2-minute piece of music. Researchers created…

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Mars Moon Got Its Grooves From Rolling Stones

A new study bolsters the idea that strange grooves crisscrossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact. The…

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Get Ready Mars, We’re Coming

In 2012, a Dutch non-profit organisation announced plans to be the first to establish a colony on Mars by 2025. It’s called the “Mars One” project. The idea is to send…