Curiosity rover captures first clear view of Martian sun rays

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring the Red Planet for more than 10 years and still carries on with its mission. In fact, it has been watching Martian clouds at dusk to expand on its earlier study of night-shining (also known as noctilucent) clouds. So, on February 2nd, Curiosity recorded a remarkable sight, the first […]


NASA finds precious gemstones on Mars

The surface of Mars is thought to contain a stockpile of gemstones, according to scientists. The Red Planet’s Gale Crater is teeming with opals, according to a study by a group of researchers from Arizona State University and NASA that was published back in December in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. While jewelry from […]


NASA & DARPA will build a nuclear rocket for crewed missions to Mars

By 2027, NASA hopes to have created and tested a functional nuclear thermal rocket. The Administrator Bill Nelson said that the agency will partner with the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in order to “develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear thermal propulsion, a revolutionary technology that will allow the United States to expand the possibilities […]