Engineers found out that simulated Martian-like soil does not need adhesives to create bricks. By applying enough pressure, the materials hardens into bricks without the use of any additives.
A new study from the University Oregon reveals that soil on Earth is older than scientists previously thought. In fact, it existed long before trees or lichens evolved on the planet, and is even similar to the soil that NASA's Curiosity rover found on Mars.
Life on Mars may have been discovered earlier than we have ever imagined. A recent study says that the scientific community might have overlooked the findings of two NASA probes, Viking 1 and Viking 2, that landed on Mars in 1976.
One of the biggest challenges that astronomers has to overcome in any space mission is having enough food supply. Because of this, NASA scientists are developing ways on how they can cultivate their own food during their missions, including plans for a garden on Mars.
NASA released an image of “Martian Morse Code” as its Picture of the Day, explaining that the photo depicts dark dunes upon the planet's surface, captured by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
First X-ray experiments of soil by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has shown similarities between minerals in the Martian soil and the weathered basaltic soils of the volcanic origin in Hawaii.
Curiosity rover is all set to take the first soil samples from the Martian surface, a significant step to detect environmental conditions on Mars.