With the announcement of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover name today we are standing firmly on the threshold of a great era of Mars Science which is set to swing into full gear this year. NASA’s Perseverance Rover will launch in the summer, heading for our distant neighbour, and is expected to touch down on Mars
It’s been a little over a year since NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars on Elysium Planitia on Mars. In that year a remarkable amount of scientific data has been recorded and analysed by NASA. But before we get into what’s been happening on Mars, here’s a quick recap of InSight’s incredible journey and
In recent years, we’ve seen much news and hype about space-related programmes that feature Mars. Mars is nothing new in science and media. In fact, early stories written about Mars date back hundreds of years. There is a fascination with Mars that stems from our drive as a species to know more, explore and discover
2018 was a great year for me. We Are Mars has been a success, in spite of it being a debut novel. More importantly, it has connected me with amazing people, the world over, who share a love of space and books. I couldn’t have asked for a more positive start to my career as
Whether you’re a science nerd like me, or you are someone else getting on with life, you’ll probably know Mars has been in the news a lot in 2018. The momentum has been gathering for some time, but an announcement in late 2017, by Elon Musk, caused a stir that threw a spotlight on our
It has been an exciting week in science this week. On Monday, November 26th, the Mars InSight Probe landed on Mars to begin its science studies of the interior characteristics of the Red Planet. But the journey started years ago with plans to send a planetary probe that would investigate the inner workings of Mars.
Maybe you’ve heard, but if not, there was recently a planet-wide dust storm all over Mars. This is not a very unusual phenomenon – large-scale storms blow across Mars fairly regularly. Their existence was first recorded by the Viking probes that landed on Mars in the 1970’s. What made this storm so unusual was its
About the interview: I have had so much fun encountering a broad spectrum of individuals through my Twitter presence in the past few months. The most amazing people are out there and it’s like discovering a treasure when you come across them – at least that’s how I feel. I’ve felt myself becoming part of