Italian Mars Society
Steep Slopes on Mars Reveal Structure of Buried Ice
Researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars’ surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes. These eight scarps, with slopes as steep as 55 degrees, reveal new information about the internal layered structure of previously detected underground ice sheets... Read more
Second number of The Mars Planet Report
The second number of our Mars Planet Report (in Italian only) is on line. You can download directly from our website: Read more
China’s Chang’e-5 Moon mission probe touches down
China has successfully put another probe on the Moon. Its robotic Chang’e-5 mission touched down a short while ago with the aim of collecting samples of rock and dust to bring back to Earth. Unlike the launch of the mission a week ago, the landing was not covered live... Read more
Ancient Martian Megaflood: Floods of Unimaginable Magnitude Once Washed Through Gale Crater on Mars’ Equator
Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to data collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover and analyzed in joint project by scientists from Jackson State University, Cornell, the... Read more
The MARS TO EARTH 2020 conference is online 15th January. Registration on We are setting up a nice list of Speakers. The deadline for the submission of students project for the Mars To Earth Award is 15th January. Submission of projects here. Read more
Nasa, c’è acqua sulla Luna: ecco dove è stata trovata e come
La rivista Nature Astronomy ha pubblicato un nuovo studio, coordinato dalla Nasa,sulla scoperta di molecole di acqua sulla superficie lunare. Il telescopio Sofia, un aereo Boeing 747SP modificato, consente agli astronomi di studiare il sistema solare e ha risolto il mistero analizzando lo spettro della Luna a una lunghezza d’onda di 6 micrometri... Read more
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. This well-preserved, ancient asteroid, known as Bennu, is... Read more
8 nations sign US-led Artemis Accords for moon exploration and beyond
Eight nations have signed the Artemis Accords, a set of principles that outline responsible exploration of Earth’s closest neighbor, NASA officials announced today. “This is just the beginning,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said yesterday during a phone call with reporters. “These deals will grow from here, and we’re excited... Read more
23rd Annual International Mars Society Convention
Few days to start the 23rd Annual International Mars Society Convention-Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18, 2020 Read more
Talk  al Festival dell’Astronomia di Camerino
Siamo presenti al Festival dell’Astronomia di Camerino, con un talk dal titolo Tecnologie di esplorazione per luna e marte in una tavola rotonda organizzata dal Moon Village Association. Read more