JUL 11, 2017 02:52 PM PDT

More 20 Years of Mars Exploration, And Still So Much More to Come


Mars is one of the closest and potentially-habitable planets to Earth in our Solar System, and that's why it has remained the center of attention for more than two decades.

Over this span of time, we have sent rover after rover to the red planet to observe its chemical properties and to search for any signs of life. While we've come up empty in search of the latter, hopes are high that we might still find something beneath the surface, where life would be shielded from ultraviolet rays that penetrate Mars' thin atmosphere.

In addition to rovers, we've also sent numerous landers and orbiters to Mars to help us map the surface, a process that helps us better prepare for better landing sites for future rovers, like the Mars 2020 mission.

Soon, we will attempt to send the first humans to Mars to explore the planet with our own eyes, something that has never been accomplished before. It will be just like landing on the Moon for the first time, only much bigger.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
NOV 11, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 11, 2019
This Jumping Spider is a Cunning Predator
The fringed jumping spider, also known as ‘portia’ to some, is renowned as one of the world’s smartest spiders. Like most hunters, they e...
NOV 11, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 11, 2019
These Young Seabirds Must Learn to Fly or be Eaten by Sharks
These young albatrosses must learn the official rules of ‘survival of the fittest.’ Once big enough, they will need to become as adept at flyin...
NOV 11, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 11, 2019
ESA's Upcoming Euclid Space Telescope Could Teach Us About Dark Energy
The European Space Agency is currently developing a new visible to near-infrared space telescope dubbed Euclid, which is expected to tell us more about the...
NOV 11, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 11, 2019
NASA's Dawn Mission Taught Us Much About the Asteroid Vesta
In 2011, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrived at its destination, enabling planetary scientists with the American space agency to study a particularly capt...
NOV 11, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 11, 2019
A More Practical Theory Regarding Tabby's Star
A distant star system called KIC 8462852, also commonly known as ‘Tabby’s Star,’ has a particularly interesting reputation for dimming sp...
NOV 11, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 11, 2019
SpaceX Puts Another 60 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that stood tall and proud at the launch pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ignited its engines and lofted a g...
Loading Comments...