On September 5th, the James Webb telescope performed its first observations of Mars, taking pictures and collecting spectral data of the Red Planet. The discovery, which was made public by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday (19), provides a novel view of our neighbouring planet thanks to the telescope's great sensitivity to infrared light. New Mars water … [Read more...] about First-ever observations of Mars by the James Webb Telescope.
A new Mars map holds the potential to transform how researchers think about the planet's history with water: The new map shows the locations and abundance of aqueous minerals arising from chemically changed rocks and was developed using sensor data from the Mars Express and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter missions. Future mission landing places can be determined by scientists using … [Read more...] about New Mars water map presents difficulties for scientists